Save the Date:
Engaged RI: Hot Chocolate & Conversations
Wednesday Dec.11, 2019 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Come & Go event at the Sanctuary 851 Main Street
Whether you were present or had to miss the Engaged RI Kick-Off, please join us to continue the conversation. To foster environmental understanding and boost sustainable practices on Roosevelt Island, stop in for hot chocolate and share your ideas. Learn about neighborhood resources, eco-ambassadors, protecting our natural green spaces, and global solutions. Let's design the neighborhood we want, one that is healthy, for the earth and for us all.
Engaged RI: Zero Waste NYC Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech
Nov. 14, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM
The first program supported by this grant was a well attended workshop on Nov. 14, 2019 presented by ZeroWaste NYC Workshop Series. All enjoyed the gracious space and hosting by leaders from the Cornell Tech Campus at the beautiful Tata Innovation Center. In order to foster innovative thinking and community connections, entrepreneurs Grounded Upcycling and Farm to People were also present alongside RI activists from iDig2Learn, The Market and the Good podcast and others mentioned below. See the Roosevelt Islander blogspot post here.
Attendees represented RI neighbors and stakeholder groups already engaged in this kind of learning and discussion:
- NYC Office of Manhattan Borough President and important infrastructure resources such as NYPL and NYC Compost
- RIOC's NY State government offices of RI Parks and Recreation, Community Affairs, and Project Management
- RIRA and island institutions such as Carder Burden Senior Center, Open Doors NYC at Coler Hospital, Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance, Girl Scouts, Roosevelt Islander blog, RIGC, WFF and more
- Global sustainable finance initiatives like Arabesque
- Recent and longtime local residents, students, members of varied religious and social groups
photos by Olya Turcihin courtesy of iDig2Learn
To kick-off this initiative, a Zero Waste community-engaged workshop featured Sandra Noonan and Nicole Grossberg and was held at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Tech campus to foster innovative thinking and community connections.
No matter what level of sustainability you practice, or if you are just getting started, you can live cleaner and healthier by learning how to avoid single-use plastic, cut down on food waste, and shop smarter in NYC. .