Wednesday’s storm brought down a branch and split a major limb from the trunk of one of our hackberry trees. This made for a Thursday full of tree care at Stuyvesant Cove Park. While volunteers sawed the downed branch into manageable logs, Gardener Jordan Aponte and Intern Baba Fousseni secured the split limb until our poor hackberry can receive professional help. Good Work Guys!
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.
Today 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:
Gary 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.
Stuyvesant 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.