A Great Local Resource for Environmental and Recycling Information


Photo by John Fraissinet.

Looking for information on how to recycle different kinds of items, or what sorts of environmental events are coming up? The Upper West Side Recycling Ecoletter is a very helpful resource we recently started getting, and it’s worth getting onto their email list.

You can also download the “hard-to-recycle” list, in case you find yourself with an old computer or bell-bottoms that deserve a new home, or need to get rid of some hazardous materials.

Check out the latest newsletter here. Sign up for future newsletters here. And check out the hard-to-recycle list here.

And below are some upcoming climate change and energy events from the newsletter.

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Where Next on Climate? The Future of the International Climate Negotiations, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway. Info: The Earth Institute; energypolicy@columbia.edu
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m., Superscrapers Steal Sun & Sky, 123 East 15th Street. Info: Sierra Club New York City Group; 212-791-3500; 212-348-7183
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Issues from Transportation Hell, 123 East 15th Street.  Info: Sierra Club New York City Group; 212-791-3500; 212-348-7183
  • Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., 350 NYC Sustainable Solutions Working Group, Ethical Culture Society, 2 West 64th Street, Room 508. Info: Ethical Culture Society, (212) 874-5210
  • Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., 350 NYC Divestment Working Group, Ethical Culture Society, 2 West 64th Street, Room 508. Info: 350NYC; Ethical Culture Society, (212) 874-5210
  • Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., 350 NYC General Meeting, Ethical Culture Society, 2 West 64th Street, Room 508. Info: 350NYC; Ethical Culture Society, (212) 874-5210.
  • First and Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., NYC Safe Energy Campaign Meeting, NYU School of Law, Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street, Room 245. Info: NYC Safe Energy Campaign.
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    1. HeWho (Speaks Truth) says:

      Re: the upcoming Sierra Club’s “Superscrapers Steal Sun & Sky….”

      1). The correct term is “SuperTall”, for a building of 300 meters (984 feet) or more. “Super Scraper” is the brand name of certain industrial hand tools, and “Superscraper” sounds like something to help get frozen snow off one’s windshield…or gunk off one’s teeth).

      2)As for tall buildings stealing sun and sky….fear not, for neither sun nor sky are being stolen; just ‘borrowed’ for a few minutes.
      WHY??? Because the earth rotates (GASP! Are you sure? Or is this more fake news!!), and, as it does, shadows appear to move.

      Of course this is simplified science…much less sexy than kvetching about the existence of supertall buildings…especially those inhabited by the super-wealthy (NOT to be confused with the wealthy super).