11 September 2008

green brooklyn all day event!

The Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment is hosting an all day eco event that's free and open to the public next Thursday. After looking at the jam-packed schedule of workshops and talks on all things green, I think I'll be there for the full day. Here are the details:

The event

Green Brooklyn... Green City 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008, 11:30am - 5:00pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

The full schedule

  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Project ReUse: Reincarnate that Trash! Fun Zone
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Food Miles: An Inside Look at Food from Farm (or Factory) to Table
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    The Real Greenbacks: Investing to Make a Difference
  • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Opening Address (featuring Sandi Franklin, Center for the Urban Environment • Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President • Antonia Yuille-Williams, Con Edison)
  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Green Building: From Contracting to Certifications & CUE Case Study
  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Breathe Easy: A How-To for Creating a Non-Toxic Home Environment
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Special Film Screening and Discussion: King Corn
  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
    Solar Your Building
  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
    Sustainability in the Nonprofit Sector: A Leader's Forum
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Navigating NYC: From Pedicabs to Green Car Services
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    How Big is Your Footprint: Free Professional Development for Teachers
Read more about the event.

Check out the King Corn trailer:

great remake

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See how it's done:

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