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Bicycle Blenders, Solar-powered Eco-Sheds, Veggies in Jamaica. Help Our IOBY Campaigns!

PS33-IOBY_blogSeveral schools in Solar One’s Green Design Lab K-12 sustainability education program launched IOBY campaigns. IOBY- In Our Back Yard – is a crowdsourcing site for environmental projects. Can you help these schoolwide sustainability projects get off the ground? The Green Design Lab IOBY projects include:

  • Pedal-powered bicycle blenders at PS 33 in Manhattan
  • A vegetable and flower garden at Queens Collegiate
  • Replacing lighbulbs with energy-efficient LEDs in Staten Island
  • Starting a community garden at MS 88 in Brooklyn
  • Installing a solar-power system on an eco-shed at the Bushwick Campus Farm

First DANCE PARTY of the season – May 4


DYVPforwebCome to first outdoor dance party of the season! Solar One is host to the Dance Your Values Party, which is part of Shop Your Values Week. Dance Your Values is the only FREE, outdoor, solar-powered dance party where you can make a pledge to live your values AND have a beer AND dance by the East River!

Co-presented by Solar One and Fourth Arts Block

Discount beer graciously provided by Brooklyn Brewery

With DJ Anton Bass of Sea To Sun; live music by Stega.



Stuyvesant Strolls – June 13

NorthernSeaOats2Spring is time to enjoy Stuyvesant Cove Park‘s breezy coolness! Join us for a guided tour of the Park’s spring blossoms and wildlife. June 13, 2012, 6pm – 8pm. 

RSVP/info to daisy[at]solar1[dot]org.


Earth Day NYC 2012


Solar One will be tabling in Times Square on April 20 and at Grand Central Station on April 21 as part of a city-wide array of events for Earth Day 2012. More events: www.earthdayny.org.

We will also be tabling at the NYC Green Festival on April 21 and 22nd at the Jacob Javits Center. Please visit the NYC Green Festival website for more information!


Clean Energy Connections – next panel in Sept.

PowerinNumbersCollageClean Energy Connections 2012 panel series has already had three enlightening discussions – June’s “Intelligent Infrastructure: Designing Smart Buildings for NYC,” March’s “Power in Numbers: Capitalizing on the Data of Cleantech,” and January’s “No Money No Problems? Financing Cleantech in the Post-ARRA Era.” Clean EC takes a break over the summer and then reconvenes in September for Climate Week.

All events take place at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street @ Varick. For registration and details check out www.cleanecnyc.org.

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