Posted in May 2012

World Environment Day at Alley Pond Environmental Center

World Environment Day at Alley Pond Environmental Center


APEC joins with the United Nations Environmental Program and other local organizations to celebrate World Environment Day. The theme this year is Green Economy: Does it include you? Hands on demonstrations, exhibits from representatives from the UNA/USA Queens Chapter, The Energy Project, Grow NYC, Build It Green NYC, The Queens Kickshaw, Coffee Labs Roasters Inc., … Continue reading

GrowNYC’s Grow Truck program

GrowNYC’s Grow Truck program


                  GrowNYC’s Grow Truck program traverses all five boroughs to lend and deliver garden tools, plants, and horticultural advice to community greening efforts.  Schools, community gardens, block associations, and any new garden efforts are eligible to borrow tools.  The Grow Truck loans out both specialized and common manual … Continue reading

7 Sneaky High Blood Pressure Culprits | Yahoo! Health

7 Sneaky High Blood Pressure Culprits | Yahoo! Health


The leading cause of stroke, high blood pressure also boosts the risk of heart disease. This notoriously stealthy condition has no early warning signs and (usually) causes no symptoms. Simple changes in daily habits can help combat high blood pressure and its scary risks.   7 Sneaky High Blood Pressure Culprits | Yahoo! Health.

Household Cleaners Hall of Shame List Highlights Hazardous Products


From Mother Nature Network’s Matt Hickman: Sorry to disturb if you’re still reeling from the news that America’s favorite black market laundry detergent, Tide, was recently found to contain alarmingly high levelsof the carcinogenic solvent 1,4-dioxane (not too shockingly, the brass at Procter & Gamble claim it’s nothing to worry about and currently have no plans to reformulate), but … Continue reading


Originally posted on Materials for the Arts:
Hannah from wonderful MFTA volunteer group New York Cares shared this photo of a reuse version of Van Gogh’s famous The Starry Night. Here are Hannah’s words explaining how the famous post-impressionist painting became a reuse mural: We started by spray painting Van Gogh’s Starry Night onto a…