LI Green Sheets 8/5/09

Welcome to the LI Green Sheets
rev 8-5-09


The LI Green Sheets is a weekly “Green Events” email service about green events and activities in our region.  If your organization or company has an event, class, meeting, seminar or program that you want LI Green’s over 5000 environmental businesspeople, activists, educators email list to know about please fill out this web form or forward information to greensheets@ligreen.com.  Include  date, time, address, event description, web link and contact information.

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LI Green Info

  • LI Green Webinars Program – LI Green has started a webinar program on Green business topics.  The first, on Thursday August 13th at 2 pm will be about New York State energy efficiency grants available for Non Profit corporations.  Program is led by Scott Lewis of ITM Services.  More info at www.ligreen.com/webinars or 631-721-1908

  • Free Home Energy Audits – LI Green will provide a free home energy study of any home on LI.  Sign up at  www.ligreen.com/audit

  • Green Instructors WantedLI Green and the Center for Emerging Technologies at Stony Brook University are in the process of building a next generation educational program about Green Technologies and Services for Long Island consumers.  LI Green Institute (name under review) programs are being designed to provide noncommercial, unbiased, relevance based knowledge about green topics. These programs will be highly interactive with plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience. Attendees will leave these meetings with resource handouts so that they can easily find the products and other items they need to immediately apply the steps that they learned. Additional student support will be available through electronic media, web pages and email. LI Green Institute courses will be given offered in three LI locations – Stony Brook, Southampton and Farmingdale. We are looking for instructors to provide class programs in the following topics:
    Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, Sustainable design, Non toxic building materials, Non toxic cleaning, Non toxic homes, Organic landscaping, Organic Gardening, Eating for health and well being.  LI Green Institute instruction positions are not voluntary. All instructors will be paid an appropriate stipend for their time. If you are interested in teaching classes at the LI Green Institute please email course proposals and resumes to institute@ligreen.com

  • Energy Audit Training Program – LI Green is presently forming training programs to teach technically savvy people the skills needed to conduct home energy audits.  Classes will begin this fall and run for 4 to 6 weeks in evenings.  Costs for the program will be very modest.  Job opportunities may exist for graduates of this program to work as Community Energy Efficiency Technicians.  If you are interested in learning more please send a copy of your resume to auditclass@ligreen.com

Green Drinks

Green Drinks are monthly networking events for environmental professionals, educators and others held throughout Long Island.  Details at www.ligreen.com/greendrinks or 631-721-1908

  • Green Drinks Open House –  With Whole Foods Jericho and Greener Country Store – Monday August 10th, 5-8 PM. Jericho Commons Shopping Center, 429 North Broadway, Jericho 11743. Click Here for Directions.

  • Hamptons Green Drinks Gathering – Tuesday August 18th 6-9 PM.  Outdoors in the Courtyard at OSO Restaurant in Southampton Village Click Here for Directions

  • Coming Soon – Watch for the dates in September- North Shore / Gold Coast / Western Nassau County Green Drinks in mid September, Five Towns Green Drinks, Huntington Green Drinks, Stony Brook Green Drinks, Green Drinks North Fork

Charitable Events

  • PeaceSmiths Annual Fundraising Concert 2009 – On Saturday, September 12th, PeaceSmiths will hold its annual Fundraising Concert at the First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway(Route110), Amityville, NY.  The church is at the southmost end of Route 110 near Merrick Road (Montauk Highway), and is affectionately known as the last church on the left.  The evening’s performers include Mark Yodice; Ken “The Rocket” Korb and Lora Kendal; Jeff Curtis; Rich Stein’s “The Counterclockwise Ensemble” and “Easy Anthems.”  The night of music and dinner is available for a $25.00 donation. The doors open at 4 p.m. for dinner.  The music begins at 5 p.m.  Updated information about the event can be found at www.PeaceSmiths.org.  PeaceSmiths can be contacted at peacesmiths@yahoo.com or (631) 798-0778.

  • LADLES OF LOVE – Concert event -Monday August 3rd – benefit local Food  Pantries.  PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WONDERFUL EVENT TO BENEFIT OUR FOOD PANTRIES. All info via link:
    http://www. ladlesoflove.com/concert-info. html Date: August 3rd 6-9 pm  Gates open 4 pm Place:  Principi Farm, 551 Montauk Hwy. Amagansett.   Bands: Rumor has it some fabulous international stars and special guests will  appear along with: * The Band of Brothers   * (including Simon Kirk from Bad Company, GE Smith from Saturday Night Live, John Conte from Billy Joel, Jeff Kazee from Bon Jovi,   * Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes). Also:   * Bastards of Boom
    * The Surf Dogs   * Mama Lee and Friends   * Danni D   * Rob Cannillo      Beneficiaries All profits from the event will be donated to the East End Food Pantry Network.

  • Ellen’s Run – Family Event to Benefit Breast Cancer Patient Support Services.  5K race/walk.  Sun August 16th.  9 am sharp. New Location: Southampton Hospital.  Info at www.ellensrun.org

Live and Learn

  • NYIT Sustainable Building Advisor Certificate Program Information Session. If you want to: Improve your skills in a rapidly growing field, Gain an understanding of current sustainability performance standards, Complete a course that is recognized by the US Green Building Council as an Education Provider at the Mastery 400 level and is approved by the AIA for 100 learning units.  Come join us for an Information Session on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 6:30PM  at  NYIT – 16 West 61st Street – 11th floor conference room.  Speaking will be the course’s lead instructor, Pete Caradonna of Peter Caradonna Architecture and Planning. To reserve your spot for the session, please call Jannette Knowles at 516-686-7490 or Lilyan Robbins at 516-686-7855.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension August 22, 2009 Cornell Volunteer Gardeners will welcome the public, to their 2nd annual  Open House at CORNELL UNIVERSITY’S  LONG ISLAND HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH  CENTER (LIHRC). THE LAB IS LOCATED at 3059 SOUND AVE IN RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK. Doors open at 10 am. Guided tours of the Cornell Gardeners Gardens will be ongoing, view garden displays of over 300 varieties of Dahlias in bloom, over 200 varieties of new and unusual annuals and well over 200 varieties of perennial flowers. Activities include hayride style guided tours of the 60 acre lab. Learn about on going research projects that effect you, Long Island farmers and local nurseries. Workshops for the kids include gardening and insects identification. Additional Workshops include floral arranging; by Diane, bring the outside landscape to your table, Garden clean up No Vacuum required, by Jay Wolstoff, and Dahlias A-Z by Vince and John. See the new Living Green Roof Shed and view a slide show to see how you too can make your own Living Green Roof Shed. All activities are free of charge.  For information e mail Cornell Volunteer Gardeners President , Ken Mohring (kmohring@optonline.net) or LIHRC Director Dr. Mark Bridgen mpb27@cornell.edu
  • North Shore Land Alliance “Walks in the Woods”
    • August 15, 10 a.m. – Be prepared to get your feet (and more?) wet inspecting trout habitat at Beaver Brook, Mill Pond, and Cold Spring Brook with Trout Unlimited’s Jeff Plackis.
    • September 13, noon – Come explore the fields and forest of Red Cote Preserve (the Pulling/Cutting/Schwab property) in Oyster Bay Cove with naturalist Dan Kriesberg.
    • October 10, 1 p.m. (date and time to be confirmed!) – Long Island Mycological Club’s Joel Horman will lead a hunt for mushrooms at Fox Hollow Preserve in Oyster Bay Cove.
    • November 1, 1 p.m. – Explore the wonderful woodlands at Roosevelt Preserve in Roosevelt with North Shore Land Alliance’s Jane Jackson.
      • Space is limited; registration is recommended. To register and for directions please contact North Shore Land Alliance at (516) 626- 0908 or andrea@northshorelandalliance. org
  • LONG ISLAND SOUND MEDITATION – All environmental issues are symptoms of a far deeper issue – human separation from the rest of nature.  Renew your spiritual relationship with LI Sound to find inner peace.  A shamanic-based meditation.  Older children welcome.  Peter Maniscalco guides.  Summer Sundays through Labor Day weekend.  Meet: 10:30 am, Shoreham Beach parking lot,  N. Country Rd., Shoreham.  Info: 631.874.4104.
  • Sierra Club Long Island Water Sentinels Invites you to taste wine and meet LI artists Martha Clara Vineyards 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 Sunday, August 16  1:00pm – 5:00pm *Cost: $25.00 pay at door RSVP:  Linda Freilich, Coastal Waterways Chair, turton@optonline.net or Sally Anne Keller at sawatercolor@optonline.net *100% of funds go toward buying water test kits *20% of artists’ earnings pledged to the cause
  • Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI) – Free public seminar on Renewable Energy, Town of East Hampton – July 30 – 6:00-8:00pm.  Town of Southampton August 13th. Lindenhurst August 19th. Riverhead Sept 30th. www.renewableenergylongisland.org for more info
  • Green Living LI Meetup – August 6th at Bobbi-Que, 70 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, 631-447-7744.  More details at
    http://www.meetup.com/Living- Green-Long-Island/calendar/ 10788718/. Michael Brylewski of Organic Cleaning in Hampton Bays will be speaking about the benefits of green cleaning your home.
  • Green Living Seminars – Starflower Experiences – Speakers on a variety of ‘green living’ topics at the Melville Library on the 2nd Thursday (except July & August) 7-9 pm 516-938-6152 Email:info@ starflowerexperiences.org www.starflowerexperiences.org

  • Discovering a Sense of Place Discussion Course – Starflower Experiences 516-938-6152 :info@starflowerexperiences.org This 8 session course will meet Tuesday evenings at Manor Farm. The purpose of the Discovering a Sense of Place course is:  to understand the meaning of a bioregional perspective, and what it would mean to develop one, to consider the benefits of consciously developing an intimate relationship with your place, and to explore what it might mean to protect the place where you live. Starts October 6 Download a registration flyer at www.starflowerexperiences.org.  More info at www.nwei.org

  • Permaculture Design Course – Starflower Experiences 516-938-6152 :info@starflowerexperiences.org Permaculture design is a comprehensive set of principles and theories regarding sustainability.  This is an internationally recognized certification program which, upon successful completion of the course, the student is now enabled to teach and practice permaculture design. Download registration form www.starflowerexperiences.org

  • Stony Brook Advanced Energy Center Annual Conference – If you are in any way involved in the search for innovative solutions to the world’s energy needs, then Advanced Energy 2009 is the one conference you cannot afford to miss. On November 18 & 19 the energy world will be focused on the Hyatt Regency Long Island hotel in Hauppauge, New York. Mark the dates on your calendar today! For info or to register Kathleen Ferrell at kferrell@notes.cc.sunysb.edu,  or by telephone at  (631) 632-4625.

  • Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Wireless Information Technologies The CEWIT Call for Papers has been extended to August 1st.  If you are considering sending in a paper, there is still time.   Send info to Scott Passeser, Dir. Industrial Outreach CEWIT, Center of Excellence/Wireless & IT Research & Development Park (631) 632 4628, (www.cewit.org)

Long Island Environmental Groups

  • Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island 2009 CRESLI and the Viking Fleet will return to leading local whale watching excursions, in addition to the offshore trips.  Local trips will leave from the dock at 9:30 AM – returning at around 3:30 PM, on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays throughout the summer, starting July 5, 2009.  The cost, part of which will go to CRESLI, will be approximately $49 per adult and $19 per child 5-  12 .We hope to  encounter fin, minke, humpback, sei, and right whales;  common, white-sided, dolphins, pilot whales, and thousands of pelagic birds.  Please join us on our return to local whale watching after 7 years.  Keep checking our website (http://cresli.org) for updates.  Whale watching reservations will be made via the Viking Fleet website at http://vikingfleet.com shortly.
  • Group for the East End – Private Concert by Rock Legend JOHN FOGERTY With Bayou Country BBQ & Open Bar
    September 6, 2009 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, please go to http://www.eastendenvironment. org/tickets.aspx
    or call (631) 765-6450, ext. 215 or 216.
  • North Fork Environmental Council – Join the North Fork Environmental Council on  a  leisurely and FREE of CHARGE 9 mile bike ride as we ‘Bike What’s Left’ on Saturday, August 15th (RD Sunday, August 16th).  Led by  environmentalists and biking enthusiasts Ken Rubino and Rory MacNish, this scenic bicycle ride will traverse some of the North Fork’s most beautiful roadways.  Although this is a free event PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Please call the NFEC office at 631-298-8880 for more information and to register your participation.  This event will begin at 11am and refreshments will be served at 2pm at the NFEC office.  The beginning bicycle rider should be able to complete the entire bike tour in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes while enjoying the views or stopping along the way.   Saturday,August 15th, 11am-2pm.
  • EECO Farm – Win a John Deere Mower/Tractor!  Raffle tickets only $20  Three for $50.  Tickets sold at EECO Farm Stand
    55 Long Lane, East Hampton &  Balsam Farm Stand Town Lane, Amagansett. All proceeds will support EECO Farm Drawing on Saturday, September 5 at EECO Farm’s Pot Luck Picnic 6 PM
  • Peconic Land Trust – Bridge Gardens – Join us for Friday Evening special events – www.peconic.landtrust.org
  • Peconic Land Trust AT THE COMMON TABLE Saturday, August 22. An evening under the stars in the Apple Orchard with great food by renowned East End chefs, excellent wines from Channing Daughters, ice cream from Bay Burger, and the incomparable company of farm members and guests. Tickets are $60 per person and are available by calling Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195.
  • Peconic Land Trust – For more events go to http://peconiclandtrust.org/events.html
  • Rangers of the Earth Program Day Starflower Experiences 516-938-6152 info@starflowerexperiences.org – Rangers of the Earth helps upper elementary learners understand basic ecological processes, develop positive feelings about being in the natural world, and use their new understandings and feelings to change their own environmental habits.  This full-day session will provide an overview of the program, give you a chance to experience some of the activities (both indoor and outdoor), and help you find out how your group can participate in the program. This workshop is for classroom teachers, outdoor leaders, those who care for wild places, and others interested in seeing a model earth education program. November 15, 2009  8:30 am – 5:00 pm Sweet Hollow Hall, West Hills County Park. Download or request registration flyer www.starflowerexperiences.org
  • Earth Education Workshop – Starflower Experiences:516-938-6152 info@starflowerexperiences.org Join us for a full day of stimulating sessions and demonstration activities introducing earth education. Earth education programs help learners understand basic ecological processes, develop positive feelings about the natural world, and use their new understandings and feelings to begin making change in their own environmental habits.November 14, 2009 8:30 – 5:00 at Sweet Hollow Hall, West Hills County Park, Melville.  Download or request registration flyer www.starflowerexperiences.org
  • LI Naturally environmental fair – Starflower Experiences 516-938-6152 info@starflowerexperiences.org This is our annual environmental fair to be held at Manor Farm in Huntington.September 26, 2009 10 am – 4 pm Just come – no signup required. www.starflowerexperiences.org

Schools

  • DONATE USED BIKES NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2009. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. at The Wheatley School 11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury, NY.  Bikes will be shipped to Ghana, West Africa to be used as socially, economically, and environmentally appropriate and sustainable transportation technology, helping people break the poverty cycle, providing access to school, work, health care, and market places.  In collaboration with The Village Bike Project.org, we have already sent nearly 2000 bikes to Ghana!  Re-Cycle your cycles and help The Wheatley Afri-Bike Coalition change more lives in rural West Africa.  And please help us spread the word by posting this info at your local bike shop, house of worship, community center, etc. For more info and other drop off locations in Nassau and Western Suffolk, please contact Steve Finkeklstein at (H) 516-334-2375,  (W- school year) 516-333-7143 or earthfink@aol.com and check the school website this fall at ewsdonline.org.

Long Island Green Businesses

  • Built Well Solar – Solar Energy Seminars Save money and save the planet… Long Islanders are invited to learn how solar-electric and the new “skylight-look” solar hot water system can cut utility bills. Topics include affordability, new stimulus plan incentives, how systems work, net metering for homes (and now for businesses), paybacks to you and the planet. The Velux Building, 2905 Veteran’s Memorial Hwy., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. 7:30 pm.  Thursday, August 6 and The Electrical Training Center, 65 Elm Street , Copiague, NY 11726. 10 a.m.  Saturday, Aug. 8 Free admission, plus free refreshments & free “green” raffles. Relaxed “town meeting” atmosphere.  Preregister by e-mail via register@builtwellsolar.com or call or call (516) 809-7182, or visit the website, www.builtwellsolar.com and click on “seminars and more” to complete the registration form and for directions.

  • Majestic Son and Sons – Solar Seminars Saturday 8/8/09 from 10am-12pm—Tuesday 8/25/09 from 7pm-9pm. All of our seminars are held at our show room-508 Route 112, Patchogue, NY 11772. For people to reserve their seat they may contact us by phone or e-mail- 631-758-0792(office) info@majesticsonli.com (email).www.majesticsonli.com

  • Go Solar Saturday Solar Tour –  Educational seminar on solar energy.  See how solar electric and solar thermal work first hand in our SunShack.  August 15, 2009  10 a.m. – Noon  Signup at gosolar.com 631-727-2224.  Also Sept. 12th and 19th

  • Second Annual Solar Day – August 8th 12pm Eastern Energy Systems 631 779 1026. mfroehlich@e2sys.com –  Event will be held at our Renewable Energy Demo Home Facility (3305 Alrich Lane, Laurel).  Live Music, Food, Local Farm Products, Wine Tasting, Green Vendors. Renewable Energy Tours and Presentations will be given hourly promoting education, conservation and energy efficiency and production.

  • HIA Environmental &  Energy Seminars & Expo Several “green” seminars & exhibition hall with several “green” technologies October 23, 2009  8 AM – 4 PM www.hia-li.org 631.543.5355

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