LI Green Events List 9/3/09

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These Just In


  • LICSN: Maasai Climate Presentati ons coming to Long Island/Nor theast! Leaders from the Maasai are travelling to Long Island & the Northeast September 18 to October 18. They would like to meet with High School and College audiences to explain Maasai cultural practices and the rapid environmental changes they confront today. additional information on costs and logistics, please contact, Francis Ole Sakuda simookenya@yahoo.com.

  • Huntington Audubon Society – October Events: Visit www.huntingtonaudubon.org or 516-695-0763 for more details.

    Wildlife Hike and Paddle Saturday, October 3 – 9:00 AM – Join Huntington Audubon at Buttercup Farm and Ramshorn Livingston Sanctuary in Dutchess County for a hike through diverse habitats followed by a guided canoe or kayak trip through a tidal swamp in the Hudson River  estuary.

    Hawk Watch

    Sunday, October 4 – 8:00 AM – Join Huntington Audubon at the Hook Mountain Hawk Watch in Nyack, NY, to view hawks at a site with beautiful views of the Hudson River and the possibility of seeing hawks almost at eye level. 

    Hawk Watch and Bird Walk

    Sunday, October 11 – 9:00 AM – Join Huntington Audubon at Robert Moses State Park to visit the hawk watch viewing platform and hike the surrounding areas looking for other early migrants. 

    Free Nature Talk

    Wednesday, October 14 – 7:00 PM – Tracking a Hidden Spectacle: Using Radar and Acoustic Monitoring to Study Nocturnal Bird Migration with Dr. Andrew Farnsworth, PhD. Dr.   Talk will be given at Cold Spring Harbor Library.

    Canoe Trip

    Saturday, October 31 – 9:00 AM – Join Huntington Audubon for a canoe trip in Constitution Marsh, Cold Spring, NY. 

  • Sierra Club LI – No-Cost Residential Energy Upgrade Presentation. Learn how to make your home more energy efficient and lower your energy bills while improving your family’s comfort. Attend a free 1.5-hour educational program at the Riverhead Free Library on Friday, September 25 at 6:30 PM. Topics include free energy audits, do-it-yourself projects, and new no-cost funding options for home upgrades! Questions? 631-689-1568.
  • Forum – “Waste Management/Recycling: Public Policy – Private Practice” Sunday, Sept. 20, at 2 pm at the Old Whaler’s Church 44 Union St, Sag Harbor

  • 2009 Advanced Energy Conference CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – The Advanced Energy Center announces a two-day event to discuss technical and educational issues on energy.  Contributions are solicited in areas of energy policy, bioenergy, smart networks, geothermal, biofuels, cyber security, advanced generation, solar, advanced lighting, energy efficiency, hydro power, battery and energy storage, green datacenters, green building technology, solar, and other related topics. More Info at http://www.aertc.org/

  • “POLICY AND POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE” Friday, September 4th, 2009 at 7:30 DUKE LECTURE HALL, Chancellors Stony Brook @ Southampton
  • Slow Food September 7th ‘Eat-In’ at Bridgehampton School – Gathering at the Bridgehampton Edible Schoolyard to show support for the Reauthorization of the Childhood Nutrition Act, which is due to expire at the end of September. To date, there are over 250 similar ‘Eat-Ins’ occurring nationally on the same day, one in every state

  • Vegan Long Island! –  Help make the world a better place by using the power of your plate!  Vegan Long Island is a Meetup group for local vegans, vegetarians, and the veg-curious.  Several events are already scheduled for Fall ’09. For details – www.meetup.com/Vegan-Long- Island/ .

  • Friends of Sylvester Manor – great events this month including the Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association (NOFA) Field Day (Thurs Sept 10th 3-6 pm), “Preserving the Harvest” workshop (Sat Sept 12th 2 pm) and more.  Info at http://sylvestermanor.woodpress.com/monthly-the-manor

  • US Green Building Council – Upcoming seminars and salons…
    * How Green is your IT Department? Wed, Sep 9, 2009  8:00 -10:00 AM
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    LEED Core Concepts National Workshop Wed, Sept 16, 2009 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Carlyle on the Green Bethpage State Park
    * Operations IT – Data Center Technology Wed, Sept 23, 2009    8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Carlyle-on-the-Green Bethpage State Park More Info at http://www.usgbc-li.org/usgbc-li/
  • Long Island Carbon Footprint Project – Check out the brand new website by clicking here
  • Greener Country Store – Seminar – Please join us on Thursday evening, September 10th for a Green Design presentation with techniques from a Real Estate Professional and an Interior Designer and Feng Shui practitioner. Greener Country, 457 N. Broadway, Jericho, Exit 41 north off the LIE.
  • Group for the East End MEET THE AUTHOR: SALT MARSHES WITH DR. JUDITH WEIS (SOUTHOLD) Saturday, September 12 (10:30 a.m. to noon) Join Dr. Weis for a morning presentation and book signing at the Group For The East End office at 54895 Main Road in Southold. For more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment. org.
  • Group for the East End BEACH CLEAN-UP (EAST MARION) Saturday, September 19 (9:00 to 11:30 a.m.) Participate in International Coastal Clean-Up month by attending a very local beach clean-up in East Marion, Southold. Please bring gloves, we will supply the bags. Meet at the end of Rocky Point Road in East Marion and carpool if you can! Rain or shine! For more information, please contact Jenn Hartnagel at 631-765-6450 ext. 211  or jhartnagel@eastendenvironment. org.
  • Group for the East End WILDLIFE MIGRATION ALONG THE BARRIER ISLAND (HAMPTON BAYS)
    Sunday, September 27 (8:30 to 11 a.m.)
    Join us for a wildlife search along Dune Road west of the Shinnecock Inlet. The trip is timed to coincide with low tide, which should enhance our chances to see diverse shorebirds and wading birds. Please bring binoculars. For reservations or more information, please contact Steve Biasetti at 631-765-6450 ext. 205 or sbiasetti@eastendenvironment. org.

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.  Updated information about the event can be found at www.PeaceSmiths.org.  or (631) 798-0778.

Live and Learn

  • Slow Food Huntington On Labor Day, September 7th, Slow Food Huntington and Starflower Experiences are hosting a community Eat-In (picnic) as part of Slow Food USA’s campaign calling for better school food. The campaign is called Time For Lunch and is part of a nation-wide day of action- over 250 eat-ins have been scheduled, so far, across the country. The Eat-In is going to take place at Manor Farm in Huntington (210 Manor Rd., Huntington) from noon till 4. We would be really pleased if you would join us. The event is free and open to all.  There is more information at www.slowfoodusa.org/ timeforlunch.
  • Action Long Island – New Technologies in Transportation – Friday September 25th.  Hofstra University Student Center Theater. Info www.actionlongisland.org/25.html
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension October 3 and 4  11:00 am – 5:00 pm PumpkinFest Celebrate fall by joining us for our annual PumpkinFest! Admission includes a pumpkin, wagon ride, crafts, music, corn maze, children’s entertainment, and much more.  Food and crafts. All Ages. Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank $10 631.852.4600
  • 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 www.geo.sunysb.edu/our-environment/ Admission is Free and Everyone is invited. Free refreshments after the presentation
  • 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 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.
  • Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI) – Free public seminar on Renewable Energy, Riverhead Sept 30th. www.renewableenergylongisland.org 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 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

Long Island Environmental Groups

  • Peconic Baykeeper – 2009 Lobster Bash to benefit Peconic Baykeeper’s clean water programs The Lobster Inn 162 Inlet Road, Southampton, NY 11968  Saturday, October 17, 20096:00 – 10:00 p.m. $100 per person includes local beer & wine, plentiful Hors d’Oeuvres, and The Lobster Inn’s famous “SPLAT” dinner.  Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 9, 2009  For inquiries, please contact Peconic Baykeeper at (631) 653-4804
  • NYLCV
  • 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.  The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY 631-422-4702 or emailian.wilder@yahoo.com http://www.BabylonGreens.org
  • 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.
  • EECO Farm – Win a John Deere Mower/Tractor!  Raffle tickets only $20  3 for $50.  Tickets sold at EECO Farm Stand 55 Long Lane, East Hampton &  Balsam Farm Stand Town Lane, Amagansett. Drawing on Saturday, September 5 at EECO Farm’s Pot Luck Picnic 6 PM
  • 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.   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. 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 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

Long Island Green Businesses

  • LI Alliance for Small Business – Kickoff Meeting – Wednesday September 23rd.  5 PM.  Smithtown Sheraton.  Info 631-231-1100

  • Built Well Solar Group – Seminars – Long Islanders are invited to learn how a solar-electric system, the attractive “skylight-look” solar hot water system, and a solar pool heating system can cut utility bills. Thursdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 12  7:30 p.m .LOCATION: The Electrical Training Center, 65 Elm Street , Copiague, NY 11726.

  • THN Group – The Hispanic Network will be hosting its Inaugural “Back to Business” Mix & Mingle on Wed., Sept. 16th from 6pm to 9pm at the Long Island Hilton in Melville on Rte. 110.

  • 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

LI Green Info

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Green Drinks
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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.


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