Gallery: New Green City Takes Over Union Square with a Host of Eco-Mind...

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A particularly unique project was the Bed-Stuy CommUnity Quilt Project for Peace. Initiated thanks in part to a grant from the Davis Projects for Peace, organizer Kioka Williams has mobilized her local community to get involved. The Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn based project is an effort to deal with the gentrification process that is rapidly changing the local landscape and creating deep divides. Williams has lived in the neighborhood for over six years and was a regular participant in the local clothing swaps. Seeing many articles unclaimed after the swaps, she decided to recycle them in a way that would have a social impact. Here organizer Kioka Williams, Nicole James and Jae Watkins stand in front of the outcome of the mural-inspired project demonstrating a sketch of how they hope to display it in the community.

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  1. gmoke October 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Some of these people should go to Zuccotti Park to join up with the Occupy Wall Street people. Make that encampment an example of what can be done with available green technology. The 99% tent city could become a different kind of Solar Decathlon.