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Solar One Family Day- Eco-Art!

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Kids of all ages are invited to Stuyvesant Cove Park for Solar One’s Family Day! Make ecologically sustainable cardboard animal masks, estuary puppets, leaf people, watercolor paintings and much more! RSVP to dina[at]solar1[dot]org.

 

DIY Solar Powered USB Charger

Photo-Jul-13-15-53-23Today we built a simple do-it-yourself solar USB charger that fits in an Altoid tin.  This little guy will charge most mobile devices that charge via USB using 2 rechargeable AA batteries and flexible thin-film solar panels.  All the parts we used totaled less than $30 and can be as low as $10 if purchased in bulk, which includes:

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Hot Ideas From S1 Residential Energy Expert Gary Smith


GarySmith_smallGary Smith runs the tenant education program Whole Buildings at Solar One. It’s Gary’s job to help tenants learn about electricity and energy usage within their buildings and apartments, and how to save the bucks on their bills. We interviewed Gary to get his best bets for saving on your energy bills this summer.

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CWE begins another season at Stuyvesant Cove Park

CWE-blogStuyvesant Cove Park is happy to once again be a host site for the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE). CWE is a workforce training non-profit agency with a number of programs for helping youth, new Americans, and dislocated workers. The volunteer program connects youth volunteers who are certified tradesmen seeking work experience to places that can give them on site job training (That’s us!) The on-the-job training helps to give them a leg up in their entry into the job market.

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Solar One Family Day: Pollinators & Food on Saturday June 23

S1FD_PF2012_p_quaCome to Solar One on Saturday June 23 for a day of learning about pollinators and the work they do to help create some of our favorite foodstuffs; making handmade ice cream; sprouting native salads; creating watercolor paintings, masks and costumes; and much, much more!

Suitable for kids and families of all ages. RSVP to daisy[at]solar1[dot]org.

At Solar One in Stuyvesant Cove Park
Saturday June 23 from 10am to 2pm

 
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