Friday, May 29, 2015

QGD Queens Green Drinks - Save the Date Wed April 29


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Queens is the world, Queens is the future and Queens is our favorite borough!
Queens Green Drinks (QGD) brings together green-minded groups and individuals to mingle & talk shop. 

Queens Green Drinks is back and this month's event is being hosted by the 
Jackson Heights Beautification Group and
Transportation Alternatives Queens Volunteer Committee 
in Jackson Heights/Elmhurst!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Terraza 7 
40-19 Gleane Street
Elmhurst, Queens 11373
Transit information:
7 to 82 St. - Jackson Heights
R/M to Elmhurst Ave.
R/M/E/F/7 Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Five Boro bike tour [Bike NYC] 2015 May 03 /events / TD-five-boro-bike-tour

Cycling is a zero-emissions activity, but a large-scale ride like the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is not. That’s why, in 2014, we implemented initiatives to make the Tour as green as it can be and to set the bar high for sustainably produced events. enjoy-five-boro-bike-tour-astoria-park-rest-area-5

Astoria Park Running Track in Astoria
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Astoria tree planting

The task was a momentous one, and required the support of numerous City agencies and nonprofits and the help of thousands of invaluable volunteers. As a result of our efforts, the Tour was awarded Silver-level certification by the Council for Responsible Sport, a nonprofit that recognizes sporting events that promote and demonstrate environmentally and socially responsible measures that help reduce the environmental footprint within the event’s host community.

In order to be certified, Bike New York has:
  • Partnered with the New York Restoration Project to plant trees in Astoria Park, a rest area along the route of the Tour.
  • Worked with Grow NYC, the City of New York Department of Sanitation, and the NYC Composter’s Project to divert 83.9% of waste from landfill.
    • 10.3% of waste was composted.
    • 73.6% was recycled.
  • Collaborated with the City’s Department of Environmental Protection to provide fresh NYC drinking water, thereby eliminating the use of more than 4,400 gallons worth of bottled water.
  • Provided cyclists with an eco-friendly Rider Identification Kit, with an UltraGreen bike plate, reusable helmet cover, and Tyvek bib.
  • Produced 3,000 organic cotton T-shirts for staff and volunteers.
  • Donated all leftover food to City Harvest, a local nonprofit dedicated to feeding New York’s hungry.
  • Partnered with a local, 100% wind-powered vendor to print all 35,000 Tour Programs on 100% Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper.

Our hope is that this certification will encourage other organizations and events to join us in going green. The Tour is the first event in New York City to be certified, and we look forward to the day when being sustainable is the rule, not the exception, and certification is a thing of the past.

Council for Responsible Sport (CRS)