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JANUARY 2010 NEWSLETTER
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Post-Holiday Stop N Swap in Washington Heights
Sunday, January 24, 10am-3pm
Hebrew Tabernacle,551 Ft. Washington Ave at 185th St., Washington Heights

Help reduce NYC's waste this post-holiday season at GrowNYCs Stop N Swap. Bring clean, reusable and portable items to share and dont forget a tote bag to fill with things that are free for the taking! Click here to download a flyer and map.

Directions: Take the A train to 181st Street or M4 Bus to Ft. Washington and W. 185th St.

Green from the Inside Out January Workshops
Is your multi-family building looking to Go Green this year, but not sure where to start? Come learn how to use your rooftop in the greenest way possible, reduce fuel and utility costs and fix up your recycling program with workshops from Solar 1 and GrowNYCs Office of Recycling Outreach and Education. Energy efficiency experts, solar installers, green product vendors, recycling coordinators and others will be on hand at information tables to help you plan for your specific needs. Click here for workshop details. RSVPs required. Send email to celia@solar1.org.

Wednesday, January 20, 6pm-8:30pm
Central Park Arsenal
830 5th Avenue, Suite 318 (Enter Central Park at 64th St)

Monday, January 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Sol Goldman YM-YWHA
344 East 14th St. b/t 1st and 2nd Aves

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A Compost Movie and Discussion Night: Garbage Dreams
Today, January 14, 7pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

Join the New York City Compost Project in Queens for a screening of the film Garbage Dreams with a short discussion of waste issues to follow. Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the worlds largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo. It is the home to 60,000 Zabaleen, Arabic for garbage people. Far ahead of any modern Green initiatives, the Zabaleen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.
Program fee: $5.

For more information and driving directions visit http://queensbotanical.org/programs/events


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Garbage Dreams clip
ewaste image from wikipedia.com

Electronics Recycling Collections
All events sponsored by the Lower East Side Ecology Center.
Please visit www.lesecologycenter.org for more info.

Saturday, January 16, 10am-4pm
Tekserve, 119 W 23rd Street

Sunday, January 17, 10am-4pm
Prospect Park West and 3rd St, Brooklyn

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Christmas Tree Recycling
Missed MulchFest but still want to recycle your tree? Just make sure to strip tree of all ornaments, lights and stands and place it on the curb for pick up by Friday, January 15. Trees must be bare to be recycled into mulchno plastic bags! Call 311 for more info.


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UFT Green Schools Committee Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 4:30pm-6:30pm
UFT, 52 Broadway at Exchange Place in Lower Manhattan

This committee is working to make NYC schools more sustainable. Get involved by attending a monthly meeting or event on issues ranging from compost to green roofs. Each meeting features a presentation on school recycling by the NYC Department of Sanitation. Find out more at http://www.uft.org/member/committees/green/

Please RSVP: uftgreenschools@uft.org
Meeting Dates for 2010: 2/23, 3/16, 4/22, 5/18, 6/15

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GrowNYC's OFFICE OF RECYCLING OUTREACH & EDUCATION (OROE) works to improve the City's recycling rate by educating residents about recycling and waste prevention, and working with landlords to make sure building recycling programs are adequate. Our free services include apartment building recycling audits, trainings for tenants and supers, community events centered on education and special collection programs for textiles, electronics, and compost.OROE's current intensive efforts target one-quarter of New York City's residents. Our five borough-wide coordinators work on a community-by-community basis to identify and address the specific challenges to recycling within a Community District. For more information visit www.GrowNYC.org or call 212-788-7964.

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