City Tech GreenWalk, Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO, May 1

City Tech GreenWalk, Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO, May 1

Take a GreenWalk! New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) students will lead GreenWalk, a walking tour of Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO, on Thursday, May 1, 2008, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. We will explore urban environmental challenges and sustainable solutions. The public is invited to this free tour.

The tour will offer a range of perspectives on environmental concerns in areas immediately surrounding the college. Issues considered will include global warming, the tendency for cities to be warmer than outlying areas (the “Urban Heat Island Effect”) and power generation, while solutions will include recycling and composting, bio-fuel use, green building techniques, absorption of CO2 by trees, and local food consumption.

We will gather between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. at the southeast corner of Jay Street and Tillary. The walk will proceed down Jay Street into DUMBO and the waterfront, then follow Washington Street up to Cadman Plaza East to the Columbus Park Green Market and conclude at City Tech with a reception from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The rain date is May 9th.

For more information, contact Robin Michals, at 718.260.5154 or e-mail info@brooklyngreenwalk.org or go to http://www.brooklyngreenwalk.org.

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