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Bronx Council For Environmental Quality''s 18th Annual Environmental Conference

You are invited to the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) 18th Annual Environmental Conference & 48th Annual Membership Meeting.

 

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Bronx Volunteers Take Home Top Honors At "It's My Park" Awards

On Wednesday, March 27, Partnerships for Parks proudly hosted the 6th annual It's My Park Awards Reception, recognizing New York City park volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy, and collaboration....
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Bronx Volunteers To Receive Top Honors Next Week

Partnerships for Parks is proud to announce its 6th annual It's My Park Awards Reception, recognizing New York City park volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy, and collaboration....
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How Steve Smith Is Transforming South Bronx

Steven Smith, owner of the Oak Point Property at the South Bronx waterfront, is being honored by the Waterfront Alliance on September 25 as a 2018 Hero of the Harbor....
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Sanitation Department Hosts Safe Disposal Event In Bronx For Harmful Household Products

New Yorkers had the chance to dispose of harmful items in their homes, such as old motor oil or medical syringes, at a safe disposal collection Saturday in Bronx....
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Bronx River Is Alive! With Hundreds Of New Fish

It is the Running of the Fish. The New York City Parks and Recreation Department restocked the Bronx River with 400 alewife herring Tuesday, the second year in a row that the agency has restocked the river with the native migratory fish....
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Volunteers Plant Trees In Melrose

Volunteers looking to spruce up the borough planted dozens of trees in the Melrose section of Bronx on Thursday....
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Organic Waste Recycling Expanding In Bronx & Queens

Bronx and Queens residents will soon have another recycling bin to set out....
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Bronx Parks Volunteers To Receive Top Honors

Partnerships for Parks is proud to announce that the 4th annual It's My Park Awards Reception, recognizing New York City park volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy and collaboration, will be held on March 8, 2017 at the Prince George Ballroom in the Madison Square neighborhood in Manhattan....
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Bronx Train Derailment Spills Fuel Into Oak Point Yard

A Sunday morning freight train derailment in Bronx caused fuel to be spilled into Oak Point railroad yard, an FDNY spokesman said....
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A. G. Schneiderman Provides $215,000 To New York Botanical Garden To Cut Bronx River Pollution

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that his office is providing $215,000 to The New York Botanical Garden to support the Garden’s use of “green infrastructure” to eliminate water pollution discharges to the Bronx River. This funding, which will allow the Garden to replace a paved parking area with a “porous” one that reduces storm water runoff, adds to the almost $650,000 in project funding that the Attorney General’s office has invested in the program through its Bronx River Watershed Initiative....
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Kudos To Senator Simcha Felder & Senator José Peralta

You should know that on January 17, 2017, the New York State Senate voted to protect our senior citizens, the poor and needy from being charged 5¢ for each plastic bag they get when they go shopping anywhere in New York City....
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Rep. Serrano & Melissa Iachan: Seeking Environmental Justice In South Bronx

Twenty-five years ago this week, activists at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit drafted and adopted the principles of environmental justice, which have guided a growing movement of communities, advocates and leaders fighting against environmental racism. Since that time, we have made great strides in recognizing and quantifying the disproportionate environmental harms and pollution dumped on communities of color....
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BP Diaz Invests Over $14 Million In Bronx Parks

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced that his office has invested over $14.3 million in FY 2017 capital funds to improve parks throughout Bronx, including $10 million to restore the historic Orchard Beach pavilion and upgrades to playgrounds and recreation spaces all over the borough....
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$22 Million Project In Midland Beach Will Build New Wetlands

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today joined New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora to break ground on the construction of Staten Island’s first mid-Island Bluebelt in the Midland Beach neighborhood....
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11M+ Gallons Reduction In H2O Consumption

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd on Wednesday honored eleven of the city's premier hotels for their participation in New York City's Hotel Water Conservation Challenge....
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Bronx Residents Fight FreshDirect Relocation Citing Environmental Racism

Lawyers representing members of a South Bronx coalition were in court Monday morning in the latest attempt to block the relocation of FreshDirect's headquarters from Queens to Bronx....
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Life Returns In The Bronx River

For much of the twentieth-century, the Bronx River became a ruin of rusting bedsprings and junked cars, along with sewage and industrial pollution....
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New Rule Requires Dry Cleaners To Disclose Chemicals Used

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that a new rule requiring dry cleaners to post signs disclosing the primary chemicals used in the dry cleaning process takes effect today, Tuesday, February 11, 2014....
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Bronx Bucks: NY Clean Truck Program Accepting Applicants

Truck owners from South Bronx may be eligible to obtain cash rebates to upgrade their older trucks....
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$100 Million In Infrastructure Upgrades

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland, Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner David Burney today joined City Council Member James Oddo to announce two major capital projects in the New Dorp Beach and South Beach areas of Staten Island that will significantly upgrade existing water, sanitary sewer, and roadway infrastructure....
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Preventing Pollution From Car Repair Businesses In South Bronx

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $149,000 to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist automotive repair and other industrial facilities in South Bronx, New York in preventing pollution....
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$4.7M Awarded To Improve Waterways

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced that twelve community-based stormwater management projects have been chosen to receive a total of $4.7 million in funding through the 2013 Green Infrastructure Grant program, which will be augmented by $1.1 million in matching funds from the recipients....
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Residential Toilet Replacement Program To Begin This Fall

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a request for vendors to participate in a residential toilet replacement program that will save millions of gallons of water....
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Bronx Business Invests In Solar, Saves $50K

GAL Manufacturing, a family-owned Bronx elevator parts manufacturer adjacent to Yankee Stadium, utilizes one of the Bronx’s largest commercial rooftop solar arrays. MC Solar Development and SolarCity designed and installed the 237-kilowatt systems....
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Heating Oil Spills Into Bronx River

A broken fuel line between two heating oil tanks is blamed for a Bronx River spill that extended more than a mile from a brook feeding into the river at Railroad Avenue in Valhalla to Virginia Road in North White Plains....
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Help Clean Gun Hill Road Tree Pits

Local resident and tree lover Janice Flood is leading a tree pit cleaning effort on Gun Hill Road this Saturday morning, October 13, 2012, and needs people to help out....
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Bronx Residents Concerned Over Methane Gas

Residents of a Bronx neighborhood are concerned that construction of a golf course on the site of an old landfill may be causing dangerous levels of explosive gas to be released into the air....
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Is Trump's New Bronx Golf Course Toxic?

According to a new report, Donald Trump's new $97 Million golf course currently under construction... is leaking methane gas....
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Eight Landscape Projects, Including One In Bronx, Win Sustainability Honors

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has announced eight projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes....
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Two Bronx Beaches Closed Because Of Bacteria

Two swimming holes near Orchard Beach in Bronx have been shut down due to bacteria. ...
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Heat Long Puzzled Science

Hot enough for you? I have been thinking about heat lately, and not just because of the nation’s mostly torrid weather....
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Courting Danger Everyday

You have certainly done business on them, and you may well have lived within their boundaries. Whether you recognize it or not, and whether you are reading this in the desert West or the soggier regions of the country, floodplains are a part of the landscape around you - and they can be highly dangerous places to be....
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Bronx Buildings Get Greener

The fifth annual Bronx Green Roofs tour sponsored by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation The tour focuses on buildings in Bronx that have green roofs. It consisted of eight buildings that took the leap which increased this year from a previous number of six....
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Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York City Department of Environmental Protection today announced an agreement on an enforcement Order to improve the overall water quality in New York Harbor waters....
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Fracking Judged To Cause Ohio Earthquakes

The solid earth is riddled with faults. Each fault is a plane of weakness in the rocks that make up the outer rind of the Earth. Some of those faults have been mapped by geologists, but others are unknown to even the most advanced science we have today....
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Strengthening The Green Economy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe and EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today toured a job training and computer rehabilitation facility run by the nonprofit organization Per Scholas....
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Powerful Pressures & Special Waters

It does seem like there is something magical about artesian wells. Digging down to a level in the Earth from which water then spurts unaided is like a dream come true for some. And, after all, why pay the electric company for power to run a pump if Mother Nature will do all the work herself?...
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Two Neighborhoods Tackle Waste

In the Upper East Side on a chilly Sunday morning, every inch of the Asphalt Green Park is bustling with little soccer players wearing colorful knee socks and jerseys. Parents hold steaming cups of coffee and watch from the sidelines. Next door the basketball courts and playground are filled with children playing in the fresh air....
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Restoring Grace To A River Dedicated To An American Hero

Ten years ago, Eleanor and Giles Rae began a journey to search for a house and instead found an unexpected new mission in life. The couple spent many hours driving on the Hutchinson River Parkway to City Island, Giles Rae’s hometown....
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It’s Not Just The Lava

Mt. Rainier in my native Washington State is a stunning site. It’s a beautiful mountain, covered in snow and ice in both winter and summer. At over 14,000 feet, its summit is worthy of respect from even serious hikers. There’s no wonder it’s a National Park. ...
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City Launches Bronx Ecology Project

A big ecology project is getting under way in Bronx....
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Volunteers, Help Clean Bronx River

Westchester County wants to harness volunteers to clear debris from local streams and will start in early November with the Bronx River....
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Celebrating Energy Awareness Month & National Weatherization Day

The chill wind and rain made Wednesday October 19th a fitting day to celebrate energy awareness at the Energy Management Training Center of the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA)....
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Bronx River Alliance Turns 10

Last night, the Bronx River Alliance celebrated ten years of progress on the Bronx River by honoring four key founders: Majora Carter, Jenny Hoffner, Alexie-Torres-Fleming and Dart Westphal. With countless others, the four founders shared their dreams and marshaled their forces to reclaim the Bronx River from a degraded, nearly invisible condition....
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Save The Putnam Trail In Bronx

We need your help - a NYC Parks Department preliminary plan proposes paving a 1.5 mile portion of the Putnam Trail!...
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Land Acquired To Protect Watershed

Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner of Water Supply Paul Rush today announced the purchase of approximately 1,655 acres of upstate land and conservation easements for more than $4.4 million....
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Construction Of A Bronx Filtration Plant

A new water filtration plant under construction in the Bronx is the centerpiece of the largest single construction project in the history of New York City. ...
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Bronx Joins Million Pound Challenge

Recycling initiative aims to remove 1 million pounds of clothing from nyc's waste....
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Millions Granted To Clean Bronx River

Efforts to clean up the Bronx River have gotten a boost, thanks to $2.5 million in grants going to organizations and municipalities trying to fight water pollution....
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Land Acquired 4 Watershed Protection

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today announced the purchase of 1,323 acres of upstate land for $7.8 million. This acquisition is the latest purchase as part of New York City’s efforts to protect the upstate watershed and maintain the outstanding quality of New York City drinking water....
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Bloomberg Signs Clean Air Bill

This afternoon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law a bill that aims to reduce harmful pollutants in New York City’s air by restricting the toxic content of certain heating fuels....
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How To Polute A River

We spend a lot of time talking about river restoration, river clean up. But how exactly does a river get dirty. It must be different for every stream out there, but following the life story of the Bronx River may be a at least a good example. ...
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Bronx Swamp To Be Cleaned Up

Prompted by repeated calls from Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, community leaders and Bronx residents, the Mayor's office announced today that they will take action to clean up a stretch of filthy standing water in Bronx....
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Recycle, Replant, Rejoice Riverdale

Come recycle your hard-to-get-rid-of items, and learn about recycling and other environmental actions you can take, at the Riverdale Y’s Environmental Fair on Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m....
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I Have A Dream

Delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Mario Relamuto, 81, Missing

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 49 Precinct in Bronx.
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Remembering The Legacy Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
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Over 11K Babies Will Be Born In The US On New Year’s Day

Almost 11,283 babies will be born in the United States on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today.
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Happy New Year 2019

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Secretary Perdue Details USDA Functions In The Event Of A Lapse In Federal Funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.
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Damage American Technology Program

The 90 day “truce” agreed to in the G20 dinner between Presidents Trump and Xi is certainly a plus. The world has been spared, at least for the moment, an acceleration of a destructive trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
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The Anniversary Of 9/11

Statement from Borough President Diaz regarding the anniversary of 9/11:
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U.S. Marks The 17th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Somber Tributes & A New Monument

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.
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Google Doodle Celebrates America's Workers On Labor Day 2018

Google Doodle did not take the day off Monday, when it hailed the American worker on Labor Day.
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