Category Archives: green in nyc

Girls on Bikes are Hot

We had a lot of fun with you all at EcoRep Office Hours on Wednesday, eating Newman-O’s, making bike map bookmarks, and talking about the NYC Bike Share!  For those of you that missed it, here is some more info about the Bike Share:

How does it work?

The NYC Bike Share system will consist of hundreds of stations strategically placed across the city. Each station has touch-screen kiosks, a map of the Bike Share system, and docks with locked bikes.  The bikes can be used for trips all around the city, providing convenient, inexpensive, and carbon-free transport. Good for the Earth, good for New York, and good for you!

Want to a bike dock near you?  Suggest a location. 

Want to get involved? Workshops and open houses.

The NYC Bike Share is scheduled to open this summer!  Get excited!!!

P.S. Some of you might recognize these guys from the CU Dance Marathon!


On Saturday, September 24th, something big is happening in Manhattan.

MOVING PLANET: rally to move beyond fossil fuels





The goal is to get moving beyond fossil fuels—both symbolically by pouring into the streets in the thousands on foot, bicycle and other means of sustainable movement, and politically by bringing powerful demands to our leaders that day to move beyond fossil fuels to a 350ppm world. Mobilizing for individual and community solutions will continue to be important—but one of the main goals for Moving Planet is to demand government action, especially in places where governments are stalling on climate action despite the overwhelming urgency of the science.

In this great opportunity to demonstrate the strength of our movement to both US and world leaders we will rally at United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in Manhattan. We’ll be joined by Vice President Hassan of the Maldives, top climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, a delegation of indigenous leaders from around the world, and local climate leaders like Colin Beavan (“No Impact Man”).

The rally will be held on September 24 at 2:00PM at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, on 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, go to:


Rocking Rockaway Beach at NYC Honey Fest

The EcoReps and Friends had a great time at the first annual New York City Honey Festival, yesterday on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach.  We tasted loads of local honey, screen-printed honeycomb t-shirts, ate green tea and honey ice cream and honey cake with pear, and learned heaps about beekeeping, including how to make “smokers” and how to extract honey from a hive.

Here are some images from the extraction:

Barnard EcoReps on Streetsblog!

Thanks to all of you for coming out on Park(ing) Day!  We had a great time!

Recycle Local Talent

Home grown and locally digested, Brooklyn Skill Share is a great way to learn new things from those cool people next door – literally. Events are in Manhattan as well as Brooklyn and are easy on the wallet and great for personal and communal growth. Go share some skills and get some new ones in an interactive environment where “education is a right, not a commodity”.


On Sunday April 3, Sigma Nu and GrowNYC – a green non-profit – will be hosting a Stop N’ Swap on Butler Walk. Bring lightly used anything – clothing, appliances, furniture, etc – to the event from 10 am to … Continue reading

DELISH-A-THON 2.0! Cook-off!

March 5th, at Greenborough — 604 w. 114th st.
Cooks arrive at 5:00pm; Eaters arrive at 7:00pm
Greenborough and Columbia University EcoReps host their second installment of the student cook-off.  Sign up on your own or with friends to cook something delicious using ingredients from the farmers’ market.  You can enter one of four categories: Eggs ‘n MilkSquash and TatersMeaty Times, or Fruit.  How it works: once you have signed up, you and your team arrive at Greenborough at 5pm, and cook your hearts out.  Everyone else comes at 7pm and eats your food, and tells you how good it is.  Then we all smile and sing Kumbaya.  For more info, and to sign up, email Josh at joshua.arky@gmail.comWe also encourage all guests to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank.

Brooklyn Dirt: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening

The ground is still cold, but spring is around the bend. Prospect Farm and Sustainable Flatbush are happy to present a new monthly discussion series covering topics of growing in Brooklyn with room for discussion after. The first talk is next Wednesday the 16th at Sycamore. Find all the details below. Please contact Naomi at Prospect Farm with inquiries.

Talk One: Dirt and Soil

With Speakers Jay Smith and Chris Kreussling (AKA Flatbush Gardener)

Sycamore Bar and Flowershop

Wednesday February 16th, 2011

7 – 9:30 pm

1118 Cortelyou RD, BK

Q train to Cortelyou


$5 suggested donation

proceeds benefit Prospect Farm and the Urban Gardens and Farms Initiative of Sustainable Flatbush


Carrying our own weight What would it be like to carry around our own trash with us for three months? This is what writer/yoga instructor Adi Carter committed to this past year after waking up one morning to a photo … Continue reading


Last summer, while working through the pile of novels that had accumulated on my desk after a year of reading nothing but textbooks, I came across a non-fiction book I had picked up on a whim a year or so … Continue reading