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Looks like 4th Avenue is going green. We spotted crews planting trees near 4th Avenue and 14th Street on Friday, and according to one of the workmen, they’ll be installing new pits between 9th Street and Prospect Avenue. This is only the beginning of aesthetic, and more importantly, safety improvements headed to one of our
Green organics recycling
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In just over a month, you’ll be able to put your separated banana peels and coffee grounds curbside to be kept out of landfills and turned into compost instead. The expanded organics collection pilot program will begin picking up in sections of South and Park Slope beginning the week of May 19. According to the map, people living south
Events planting tree one million trees
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Nothing says spring like new trees and mulch, so mark your calendars for Green-Wood Cemetery’s Tu-mulchuous and Tree-mendous Event, scheduled from 2pm to 4pm on March 15. If you bring a bag, they’ll fill it with mulch for you to take home. Horticulture experts will also be on hand to answer questions about urban gardening, and best
Education 124 rummage sale
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Yes, we all woke up to more snow Wednesday, but spring is on the horizon, which means it’s time to start clearing out those closets, and we’ve got a great local way to get rid of your unwanted goodies. The gang at PS 124 (4th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets) is joining forces with
Green Leaf Donation Bags
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Did you know that leaves left on the curb for garbage collection just end up in a landfill? Our red and golden beauties shouldn’t have to rot away next to stinky old diapers! Pack your leaves up and head over to 6/15 Green (corner of 6th Avenue and 15th Street), where they will be collected
Green Prospect Park tree marked with blue dot
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If you’ve taken a walk through Prospect Park in the past few weeks, you may have noticed dozens of trees marked with blue dots — but don’t worry, all those trees have not been marked for removal. Corinne Martin, Community Outreach and Press Coordinator for the Prospect Park Alliance, tells us that the dots were used for
Green old electronics
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Have some old electronics rotting away in the apartment? Bring them up the slope to Upcycle Fest, a free 2-day collection taking place on Sunday, October 27 and Monday, October 28. Electronics can be dropped off in different locations across the park, and instead of living forever in a landfill, they’ll be repurposed, with proceeds
Green organic waste bins
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Starter kits for the city’s organic waste recycling pilot, set to begin October 7, were delivered to participating homes in South Slope, Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace this week. The kits include a brown organics bin, a small kitchen container, and a starter supply of DSNY-approved compostable liners. Already operating in Staten Island, the pilot allows residents in single family
Green Organic Waste Pilot Map
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Parts of South Slope are about to get a whole lot greener. The Department of Sanitation announced on Wednesday that South Slope, Greenwood Heights, and Windsor Terrace will soon be added to the city’s organic waste collection pilot program. Already operating in Staten Island, the pilot allows residents in single family homes to place food
Green blue ribbon foliage
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Spotted at South (629 5th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Street) by imisstexmex. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, our newsletter, our Flickr group, tag pics #southslope on Instagram, and if you have questions, tips, or photos to share, email us at editor@southslopenews.com.
Events Ennis Playground Celebration 2012, via Gowanus Alliance on FB
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Meet some neighbors, beautify a local space, recycle old electronics, and even adopt a pet at the third annual Community Celebration at Ennis Playground (12th Street between 2nd/3rd Aves) this Sunday, June 23 at 10am, hosted by the Gowanus Alliance: This year we are going to be cleaning the playground, gardening, eating delicious food donated
Green 295 Container Garden
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The kids at PS 295 are looking for a few volunteers to help keep their garden watered over the summer. Anyone interested should email Ms. Weseen at sweseen@schools.nyc.gov to let her know the best way to contact you. As an added bonus, gardeners will receive harvesting rights, so drop Ms. Weseen a line, grab a
Green Plastic Bag
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Eco-conscious community members will be gathering in Park Slope later this month for Ban the Plastic Bag, NYC!, a workshop on getting people to abandon the environmentally detrimental bags. The workshop, hosted by the No Impact Project, will educate attendees on the long-lasting effects of plastic bags, and how they can get involved in the movement toward banning them
Education 295 Container Garden
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Loving the bright colors in the container garden at PS 295! Photo by oddorac. Keep up with the neighborhood all week: find us on Facebook, Twitter, our newsletter, our Flickr group, tag pics #southslope on Instagram, and if you have questions, tips, or photos to share, email us at editor@southslopenews.com
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From trivia and twilight tours to free trees and mulch, our favorite national landmark is bursting with activity this week, and you don’t want to miss out on the fun. With 175 years of history residing in its hallowed grounds, one would be hard pressed to find a better trivia venue than Green-Wood (500 25th
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