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PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 18, 2012 @ 10:25 am In Food,Green Space,Health,Kids,Manhattan,Recycling and Composting | No Comments



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The GrowNYC event took residence next to Union Square’s famed Green Market [9], extending the spirit of sustainability from the local farmers into the southern part of the square. Speakers such as  Carter Strickland, Commissioner of NYC Department of Environmental Protection joined Inhabitat regular Leif Percifield of DontFlushMe [10] and Robbie Lock of GrowNYC’s Recycling Champions, as well as other eco-guests. Chefs Jennifer Iserloh and Dan Obusan battled it in the kitchen using Greenmarket local foods and solar powered appliances and kids of all ages enjoyed a puppet show by Super Sprowtz on the main stage.

But the highlight of the day was the availability of sustainable information for fair goers and commuters that passed through Union Square. Many stopped to take part in the hands-on build-your-own rainwater harvesting gardens. The Recyclarium [11], a mobile classroom that tests visitors’ recycling skills, was parked on site for everyone to explore. On-site composting and drop-offs for recycling cell phones [12] and textiles were also on hand. Experts on everything from how to stop junk mail to how to utilize poo power spent the day talking with citizens and offering free tips.

New Green City brought a bevy of New York City’s eco programs to one of the city’s busiest hubs, Union Square, making sustainability the star of the day.

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See more of our photos on our Flickr stream [13]

Images © Lori Zimmer [14] for Inhabitat


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[5] GrowNYC celebrated all that is sustainable in New York: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-green-city-dont-miss-this-fun-fall-celebration-of-green-in-union-square/

[6] New Green City: http://www.grownyc.org/newgreencity?utm_source=Copy+of+Email+Created+2012%2F10%2F03%2C+3%3A24+PM&utm_campaign=NGC+Media+Advisory&utm_medium=email

[7] solar cook-off: http://inhabitat.com/world’s-largest-solar-kitchen-in-india-can-cook-upto-38500-meals-per-day/solar-kitchen-solar-ovens-worlds-largest-solar-oven-academy-for-a-better-word-brahma-kumaris-india-solar-indian-solar-kitchen-solar-cooking-kitchen-solar-powered-oven-solar-powered-kitchen-5/

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[9] Union Square’s famed Green Market: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/listing/union-square-greenmarket/

[10] Leif Percifield of DontFlushMe: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/inventor-leif-percifield-discusses-his-sewer-overflow-sensor-system-dont-flush-me/

[11] The Recyclarium: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/worlds-first-recyclarium-hits-the-streets-of-new-york-city/

[12] recycling cell phones: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/event/ewaste-recycling-event-at-central-park/

[13] Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/sets/72157631762021121/

[14] Lori Zimmer: http://artnerdnewyork.com/

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