Activity-permissive classrooms: Letting students stand, fidget, and just be

KW: I have always resisted our culture’s desire to have people “sit down and shut up.” As a high school student, I wrote a poem about a school girl’s foot, making circles under her desk. As a new teacher, I seethed when I was told that the first rule in my first grade classroom must […]

Art critiques Consumerism 9/19 – 11/18/07

Making the Most of It Islip Art Museum September 19 – November 18 Reception: October 14 Curator Karen Shaw presents artists who critique our consumer culture and wasteful ways by turning mundane throw-away materials into fantastic treasures.

Long Island Environmental Rally: Thur 8/16/07

Say NO! to NYS DOT’s plan to build a 24/7 Mega-Intermodal facility in our community. This Thursday, August 16th 5:30 – 7:30 pm Pine Hill Lane and Commack Road in Dix Hills (Near the Pilgrim State Hospital entrance/road) A letter from Friends of the Edgewood Preserve Hello friends, First, thank you so much for all […]

Live Earth LI: Stop Global Warming / Stop Broadwater

Several Suffolk Greens (including Kimberly Wilder and Tom Stock, pictured above) attended the free concert at the Brookhaven Amphitheatre at Bald Hill to support the idea that we need to stop the Broadwater project. The concert was connected to the Live Earth concert series for 7/7/07. There is a good article about Live Earth here. Broadwater […]

Art Auction: Portugie (John Phillips)

This steel sculpture of a peace sign by Portugie (John Phillips) will be auctioned off during the silent art auction at the 3rd Annual Green Party of Suffolk Fundraiser on 6/22/07 in Setauket, NY. The potluck fundraiser will feature “Blacklisted and the Banned” playing the political music of Sonny Meadows. More information about their new […]


waves for Fritjof Capra molding solar ellipses measuring continental crusts aching to be still pointillist crests canalizing troughs of sunlight an emptiness closer to spirit than science narwhals, seahorses, starfish, plankton packets of electromagnetic energy viscera constantly shedding re-identifying ~isw

May 31st is Walt Whitman’s Birthday: Celebrate the silence

[youtube=] Listen to the Waves Walt Whitman, born close by to me in West Hills, Long Island, has become a touchstone for something more than just beautiful poetry. I first discovered Walt Whitman for myself when he was quoted in a sermon at an interfaith church in Virginia. Then, a bookstore colleague of mine read with […]

NYSolarfest Mtg. Thurs. 5-10-07, 7:00pm, at the Solar Cafe

  Hi everyone. We will be meeting this Thurs. 5-10-07, 7:00pm at the Solar Cafe,  1 First Ave.Brentwood, NY 11717 to continue the planning for this year’s NYSolarfest ’07,  We are now one month away! See ya, Christopher Castro

NY Solarfest meeting 4/21/07

We will be meeting this saturday 4-21-07, at 10:30am to continue the planning for this years’s NYsolarfest ’07,, to be held at the Solar Cafe. Breakfast will be provided.

Gordian Raacke at Step it Up! @ Solar Cafe Sat 4/14/07

Gordian is the preeminent renewable energy and global warming speaker on Long Island.  We are excited about getting him.  It’s worth it to  come down just to hear him.  More information on Gordian at  Video of Global Warming Solutions with Gordian Raacke But wait, there’s more . . . We just picked up materials to […]

Step It Up @ Solar Cafe 4/14/07 1pm

Local citizens join nationwide call to action to urge Congress to “Step it up on Global Warming.” Brentwood, NY – On Saturday, April 14, 2007, citizens concerned about the catastrophic effects of global warming will gather at the Solar Cafe for music, discussion and solutions. The event is part of the Step It Up 2007 […]

Majority want sustainable products

New Research Reveals a Substantial Discrepancy Between What Consumers “Say” and Actually “Do” When It Comes to Living a Green Lifestyle Sustainable brand development firm, egg, releases new study indicating changes in green consumer landscape (CSRwire) SEATTLE, WA – March 6, 2007 – Sustainable brands – ones that want to make a difference as well […]

Creating a Sustainable World

Creating a Sustainable World Past Experiences/Future Struggles Trent Schroyer and Thomas Golodik For years now, promoters of development and growth have attempted to paint themselves “green,” claiming that development is sustainable. In a new book, Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experiences/Future Struggles, co-editor Trent Schroyer, Professor of Sociology-Philosophy at Ramapo College, argues that such efforts […]

Bad Cans, Bad Splenda, Fake A’s & E’s, No Oil, No Bees

CONSUMER WARNING: TOXIC CHEMICAL BPA LEACHING INTO CANNED FOODS An alarming new study from the Environmental Working Group analyzed samples of canned fruit, vegetables, soda, and baby formula on sale in the nation’s supermarkets and found that more than 50% were tainted with a chemical linked to birth defects, ADHD and cancer. The chemical, bisphenol […]