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Turtles in M’Finda Kalunga

 

From The Nation: The Solution to Our Housing Crisis Is to Let Communities Own Property

The Nation:

“Community Land Trusts keep the focus of development on the actual needs of a neighborhood” By Michelle Chen

“New York used to be a place where an average Joe could come to make it in the big city, but these days the average New Yorker struggles just to make rent.

In the face […]

Agenda for Community Board 3 Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, & Waterfront Committee

Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, & Waterfront Committee

Thursday, September 14 at 6:30pm — BRC Senior Services Center – 30 Delancey Street (btwn Chrystie & Forsyth Sts)

1. Approval of previous month’s minutes

2. EDC / Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects: update on Pier 42 Conceptual Design

3. NYC […]

Sustainability. Justice. Environment.

In our continuing quest to care for all living things: flowers, trees, turtles, bees and bugs we include the care of our young people and all humans.

Pope Francis:

“There is little in the way of…awareness of problems which… affect the excluded… This is due partly to the fact that many professionals, opinion makers, communications […]

Rally in support of DACA recipients Today Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00pm

From: Hand in Hand

Calling all allies of Sanctuary Homes:

Today Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00pm

Support DACA* recipients who are under threat. DACA allows an estimated 1 million young undocumented immigrants to work and go to school without threat of deportation.

Meeting point: Columbus Circle, North side […]

Why are Greater Shearwaters Arriving Dead and Dying on NYC Shores?

A Mystery of Seabirds, Blown Off Course and Starving

Hundreds of shearwaters arrived dying and deadon shores around New York City. Scientistssuspect weather patterns altered by climate change.

photo Liz Frances

“The birds are extremely […]

Idea City in SDR Park

IdeasCity New York will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Chrystie Street, one block from the New Museum. This free and public event, themed around “100 Actions for the Future City,” will be a daylong investigation of strategies, ideas, and propositions featuring artist talks, initiatives by local organizations, performances, […]

The Optimism of Uncertainty By Howard Zinn September 30, 2004

 

In this awful world where the efforts of caring people often pale in comparison to what is done by those who have power, how do I manage to stay involved and seemingly happy?

I am totally confident, not that the world will get better, but that we should not give up the game […]

Stand Against Racism Stand Against Every Oppression

Trump won’t stop Americans hitting the Paris climate targets. Here’s how we do it: Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of NYC.

From The Guardian:

“Forget the White House, a new coalition of cities, businesses and universities are taking a lead role in fighting climate change…

[not to mention the enormous upswell of citizens, gardeners, bee keepers, renewable energy inventors, fighters for environmental justice, recyclers, bikers, mass transit users, large and […]