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Recycling Electronic Waste

Recycling Electronic Waste


  The E-Waste Alliance Network has partnered with S & L Appliance Company, located at 40-03 Bell Boulevard, to help residents dispose of their electronic waste in a free and environmentally friendly way. Please contact S & L at 718-225-3300 prior to your visit to make sure that they can accept your e-waste. For more … Continue reading

​FIPEL Lights May Offer Alternative to LED

​FIPEL Lights May Offer Alternative to LED


LEDs may seem to be the peak of efficient lighting technology, but they aren’t perfect, and that doesn’t mean that other technologies aren’t being explored. Recently, scientists from Wake Forest University announced a new kind of light called FIPEL, which stands for “field-induced polymer electroluminescent.” If it performs as promised, it offers several advantages over … Continue reading

Parks plans to protect creek

Parks plans to protect creek


Photo by Christina Santucci Little Neck residents Ryan (l.-r.) and Julianna Hybner and Theresa Paretta get a closer look at the water in Alley Creek during the Little Neck Bay Festival at the Alley Pond Environmental Center. At the end of this month, Parks will host a meeting in Douglaston to discuss Alley Creek’s watershed … Continue reading

APEC Annual event

APEC Annual event


SPECIAL EVENT AT APEC ThursdayJune 14 Sustainability and YOU: Meet and Greet with the Big Green Bus What do worm composting, solar panels, bamboo countertops, and an engine that runs on waste vegetable oil have in common? You can find all of these wonderful things at Alley Pond Environmental Center on June 14th! Join APEC … Continue reading

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