Sustainability

From Historic to Sustainable: How One Park Slope Resident Transformed Her Home

From Historic to Sustainable: How One Park Slope Resident Transformed Her Home Like many Park Slopers, Stephanie Doba is concerned about sustainability.  She long ago replaced all her light bulbs with LED’s, subscribed to a wind- and solar-generated electricity supplier, and upgraded her house’s insulation, but she wanted to do more. So for the last several years she has been transforming her 10th Street home, which she […] read more >>
  • Jan 6, 2022 by Stephen Copek

Turn Your Holiday Tree Into Mulch at Mulchfest 2022

Turn Your Holiday Tree Into Mulch at Mulchfest 2022 Join the PSCC on Saturday, January 8 for Mulchfest 2022! Bring your holiday tree to the Third Street entrance of Prospect Park between 10:00am and 2:00pm, where it will be turned into environmentally-friendly mulch you can take home free of charge. Complimentary hot chocolate will be served while you wait. We need volunteers to help […] read more >>
  • Dec 23, 2021 by Park Slope Civic Council

“Plug NYC” Brings Electric Vehicle Charging to the Slope

“Plug NYC” Brings Electric Vehicle Charging to the Slope As part of its “80×50” program—whose goal is to reduce green- house gas emissions 80% by the year 2050—the City of New York has embarked on an ambitious program to encourage electric vehicle ownership and to build the technology infrastructure to support it. In June 2021, the Department of Transportation launched “PlugNYC,” a program of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations spread across the five boroughs, including 120 curbside stations serving parked cars as well as higher voltage stations in certain city owned parking lots. read more >>
  • Dec 9, 2021 by Park Slope Civic Council

Sustainability Day Success

Sustainability Day Success Over 350 people gathered on Saturday, November 6th to pick up litter from sidewalks, weed and mulch tree pits, drop off e-waste, or shred personal documents during the Civic Council’s Fall Sustainability Day. Using the John Jay Educational Campus as home base, volunteers spent the day cleaning and beautifying the tree beds and sidewalks along […] read more >>
  • Nov 24, 2021 by Park Slope Civic Council

Spring Civic Sweep

Spring Civic Sweep Make a clean sweep of our neighborhood by joining the Park Slope Civic Council at the annual spring beautification, recycling and clean-up event – the 2021 Spring Civic Sweep on Sunday, April 25, from 10 am to 2 pm. read more >>
  • Apr 12, 2021 by Park Slope Civic Council

Volunteer with PSCC and Prospect Park Alliance at Mulchfest!

Volunteer with PSCC and  Prospect Park Alliance at Mulchfest! On Saturday, January 12, or Sunday, January 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring your holiday tree to the Third Street entrance of Prospect Park or the Park Circle entrance at Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest. Your tree will be turned into environment-friendly mulch, which you can take home free of charge for your own garden. read more >>
  • Dec 13, 2018 by pscc

Have a Green Halloween!

Have a Green Halloween! Have a Green Halloween! Suggestions from the Sustainability Committee: On Halloween, we all love to be a little spooked, but what’s really frightening is the estimated $5 billion dollars Americans spend on costumes, candy and decorations, much of which ends up in our landfills. So we’ve brewed up some tricks and links to help Park […] read more >>
  • Oct 23, 2017 by Darden

Mulchfest Once Again a Great Success!

Mulchfest Once Again a Great Success! On Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 3rd Street and Park Circle entrances to Prospect Park were filled with local residents bringing their Christmas trees to be turned into environment-friendly ground cover, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and departing with a bag of mulch for their […] read more >>
  • Jan 29, 2017 by pscc