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The Sustainability Series — Winter-Spring 2015

All programs are held at Seafarers & International House, 123 East 15th St., corner of Irving Place, Manhattan. Doors open 6:30 for refreshments, Programs start at 7:00  $6 Suggested donation, $3 Students

February 11: WE NEED OUR OPEN SPACES – New city policies allow the sale of community gardens & other open spaces. Learn to protect open spaces.
Tupper Thomas – New Yorkers for Parks
Aziz Dehkan Eighty 20 Group – NY Coalition of Community Gardens
Paula Segal – 596 Acres, NYC’s community land access advocate
Meg Fellerath – Board President Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

March 11: STOP BREEDING SUPERBUGS – Overuse of Antibiotics in factory farms and modern medicine is creating antibiotic-resistant viruses and bacteria.
Dr. Martin Blaser – Author Missing Microbes
Lana Guardo – NY Organizer for Food and Water Watch – Antibiotics Legislation around the country.

April 8: SOLID WASTE TO SOLID GOLD – NYC can turn solid waste into compost, energy, and recycled products. How can we promote this?
Councilman Benjamin Kallos – East 91st Street Transfer Station
Anthony Fiore – DEPNYC – Anaerobic Digesters
NYC Dept. Sanitation – How fast can they ramp up recycling?

May 13: TRANSPORTATION: NEW WAYS TO GET AROUND
Speaker from Tesla Motors – to be confirmed
Chair Roxanne Warren/Co ChairGeorge Haikalis vision 42 – light rail on 42nd Street
NY NJ freight rail tunnel to Brooklyn

June 10: OCEANS: FIXABLE MESSES? HOW WE CAN HELP
Ronnie Ono – Ocean Conservancy – Confronting Ocean Acidification
Judith Weis – author Marine Pollution – Regulating and Reducing Pollution
Update on Port Ambrose LNG Terminal