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Come to NYC Wildflower Day at Solar One on Saturday May 14!

Native Plants Are Where It’s At!

Saturday May 14, 11-2pm at Stuyvesant Cove Park

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For many years Stuyvesant Cove Park has participated in Wildflower Week, a citywide event celebrating the natural areas and native plants of New York City. Last year we had many kid-friendly activities. We made seed bombs, a mixture of clay and wildflower seeds meant to be thrown into vacant lots or areas around the city in need of some greening up. We also made flower costumes, had face painting, and made botanical drawings.

This year we will be doing things a little differently!

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Not Your Dad’s Solar: Solar Balloons Could Produce Electricity 24 Hours A Day

solarcloudsEveryone knows that renewable energy is winning the race to produce the electricity of the future, some people still have doubts about their ability to handle all our current energy needs, particularly because of the intermittent nature of wind and sun.

Now a team of researchers at NextPV may have figured out a way to get around that little problem.

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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove Park: Fall Edition

purpleasterIt’s hard to believe that summer is well and truly over and fall is upon us! But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to enjoy native flowers blooming in Stuyvesant Cove Park!

And if you’d like to help us put the Park to bed for the winter, our last Park Volunteer Day of 2015 will be held on Saturday October 31 from 10am-1pm. Pizza lunch will be provided by the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association, and if you’d like to come, please RSVP to dina[at]solar1[dot]org. You will need weather-appropriate clothes (layers are good at this time of year) and close-toed shoes. we’ll provide the tools, gloves and other supplies you’ll need to get the job done.

And now for the list of species you’ll see blooming in the Park over the next couple of weeks:

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Teachers! Check Out the New Green Design Lab Website

gdl_blogThe Solar One Education team is excited to launch our new, enhanced website, thegreendesignlab.org!

The new website is easy to navigate and offers new features for registering for our Professional Development Workshops, the Green Design Lab Energy Challenge, and a host of resources for our Sustainable Schools Network members!

Since its inception 6 years ago, the Green Design Lab has grown to reach teachers and students in over 400 schools. During this time, Solar One Educators have provided professional development training for teachers on our hands-on curriculum, in-class programming for students, and support for energy reduction and school sustainability projects. With the development and growth of the Green Design Lab Sustainable Schools Network (SSN), Solar One Educators have reached teachers across the United States.

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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove? Mid-Summer Edition, Pt. 2

rosemallowSummer is flying by, isn’t it? Labor Day is less than a month away, and parents are counting the days until school starts again! But in Stuyvesant Cove Park, the flowers of summer are still blooming, and if you take a walk in the Park this week, here’s what you’re most likely to see:

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