LI Green Sheets 8/19/09

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  Include  date, time, address, event description, web link and contact information.

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Green Drinks

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

  • Green Drinks Huntington – Thursday, September, 24 @ 5 – 9 PM at the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington. Relax and have some good green fun with others who are passionate about the environment, renewable energy, green jobs, energy efficiency and more.

  • Coming Soon – September Dates will be released next week- North Shore / Gold Coast / Western Nassau County Green Drinks, Nassau County South Shore,  Stony Brook Green Drinks, Green Drinks North Fork

LI Green Info

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

  • LI Green Webinars Program – LI Green has started a webinar program on Green business topics.  The first one was held last week about New York State energy efficiency grants available for Non Profit corporations and was well attended.  We are looking for other presentation topics and would love to hear from you.  To propose a webinar program fill out the web form at, send us an email at or call 631-721-1908

  • Green Instructors Wanted –  LI 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

  • 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

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  PeaceSmiths can be contacted at or (631) 798-0778.

Live and Learn

  • Stony Brook University – “Our Environment” Speakers Series – During the academic year there is a series of lectures once a month considering environmental concerns on Long Island and in the New York Metropolitan area. This fall the first event on Sunday September 13 is: Bicycling as a Form of Transportation Gilbert N. Hanson Distinguished Service Professor Department of Geosciences Stony Brook University 7:00 PM Sunday September 13, 2009 Lecture Hall 001 Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) Building, Stony Brook University Admission is Free and Everyone is invited. Free refreshments after the presentation
  • 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 ( or LIHRC Director Dr. Mark Bridgen
  • North Shore Land Alliance “Walks in the Woods”
    • 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. – 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
  • 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.
  • Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI) – Free public seminar on Renewable Energy, Riverhead Sept 30th. for more info
  • 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

  • Discovering a Sense of Place Discussion Course – Starflower Experiences 516-938-6152 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  More info at

  • Permaculture Design Course – Starflower Experiences 516-938-6152 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

  • 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,  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, (

Long Island Environmental Groups

  • Slow Food Huntington – On September 7, Slow Food Huntington is organizing a public picnic (we call it an “Eat-In”) to demonstrate that Long Island is ready to provide our children with real food at school. This event is just one of hundreds taking place across America as part of the Time for Lunch National Eat-In. The potluck begins at Noon at Manor Farm in Huntington.  More info 516-238-3616
  • New York League of Conservation Voters’ Long Island Chapter is excited to invite you to the Nassau County environmental celebration of the year: Champions for a Greener Nassau Cocktail Party, Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Oak Room at Bethpage Black Bethpage State Park Farmingdale, NY  Please click  to reserve your tickets or sponsorship, or contact Hilary Wilkes at (212) 361-6350 ext. 204 to make a reservation over the phone.

  • Babylon Green Party – On Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party Gathering will feature folk legend Bob Westcott who has been called the “real deal”, and for good reason: Westcott has been performing his elegant finger style guitar work for over 30 years.   The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231)http://www.piscescafe.netCome hungry! For directions to the Babylon Green Party Gathering, call 631-422-4702 or emailian.wilder@yahoo.comChildren are welcome. All gatherings are free of charge, and open to the public.
  • 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 ( for updates.  Whale watching reservations will be made via the Viking Fleet website at 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
    or call (631) 765-6450, ext. 215 or 216.
  • 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 –
  • 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
  • Rangers of the Earth Program Day– Starflower Experiences 516-938-6152 – 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
  • Earth Education Workshop – Starflower Experiences:516-938-6152 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
  • LI Naturally environmental fair – Starflower Experiences 516-938-6152 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.


  • 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, 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 and check the school website this fall at

Long Island Green Businesses

  • Footprint Solutions – Open Mic Night – August 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cold Spring Harbor Library More Info? 631-380-7909

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

  • US Green Building Council LI “Come and celebrate the summer at the 2nd Annual USGBC- LI’s Summer Clam Bake. Join us for an evening of great music, food and drinks. This will be an event to show appreciatiation to our members for all their hard work and dedication to the USGBC-LI Chapter this year. This will be a forum to meet members and board members that make “Building Green” on Long Island a reality. The Crescent Beach Club. 333 Bayville Ave . Bayville,  NY 11709.  Info at or by clicking here

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