07 January 2009

pastured meats: good for you, good for the planet

By now you've probably heard -- pasture-raised animals provide healthier meat, and the practice of raising these animals is also easier on the planet than big agribiz. Now you can meet the farmers who are part of the Slow Food movement, learn why pasture-raised is a more sustainable option, and sample some of these meats for yourself.

Slow U: Local Pastured Meats, Good for You, Good for the Planet
with Slow Food NYC, Dan Gibson, Flying Pigs Farm, Caroline Fidanza

Where: The Study @ Astor Center
(399 Lafayette St. @ East 4th St)

When: Wed, Jan 14th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

How much: $45.00

Humanely raised, pastured animals not only make for good eats, they are good for you and the planet. Shake the hands that feed you, join Greenmarket farmers Dan Gibson, of Grazin’ Angus Acres in Ghent, NY, and Mike Yezzi, of Flying Pigs Farm in Shushan, NY, to learn about the animals they raise, their production practices, and the health and environmental reasons to eat sustainably and humanely raised pork and beef. Mike and Dan will be joined by Executive Chef Caroline Fidanza, of Diner and Marlow and Sons in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Caroline will explain the culinary advantages of pastured meats and provide some tasty samples to make the point.

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[via Brooklyn Based]

nyc recycling events this weekend

Chip in! Mulch your tree! Help NYC grow!

What: Bring your droopy, naked tree to a mulch center near you. At some locations you can bring home your very own pile of mulch.

When: Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, 2009
10am - 2pm

Where: Various locations in NYC. Look here for yours.

Who: Brought to you by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

e-waste recycling

Keep your old pollutin' electronics out of the landfill -- at two locations (see below)

What: Bring your tired, weary computers and peripherals, TVs, DVD and VCR players, stereos and more to the following locations this weekend.

When: Saturday, January 10, 2009
10am - 4pm

Where: West 23rd St btwn 6th & 7th Aves, Manhattan

When: Sunday, January 11, 2009
10am - 4pm

Where: Fulton St & S. Portland Ave, Brooklyn

Who: Brought to you by The Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC).

textile recycling
Give your old clothes and other textiles a second chance at two locations (see below)

What: Bring that old shirt you haven't worn in 5 years, the jeans that don't fit, holey shoes, really any old rags (wearable or not) to give them another life.

When: Saturday, January 10, 2009
9am - 4pm

Where: Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, January 10, 2009
8am - 2pm

Where: Inwood Greenmarket, Isham St @ Cooper St (West of B'way and 211th St), Inwood

Who: Goodwill, Council on the Environment of NYC (CENYC)