Features Juan Carlos, Founder of The White Roofs Project. We talk about how Juan is working to reach out to people and communities to partner together to paint thousands of city roofs white, in order to reduce heat and carbon emissions. We discuss Urban Heat Island, model blocks, and the many ways painting roofs white can save energy, money and the planet.
Features Tamara Greenfield, Executive Director of Fourth Arts Block. We discuss how FABnyc works to preserve the arts via development of cultural space that is sustainable, affordable and vibrant. Fourth Arts Block is a model program that interconnects culture, community and sustainability, and works to keep artists from being displaced from the communities they helped build.
Features Glenn Robinson, founder of Bags for the People, delves into the subject or replacing plastic bags with reusable bags. With the motto “sew me, use me, wash me, reuse me.” Glenn is working to educate the public to use less plastic, by learning how to sew bags made from reusable materials. He is on the path to get people to redue, reuse and recycle, in order to promote positive change and earth friendly habits.
Features Marilyn Gelber, President of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. She talks about the role of the Foundation, which is to improve the lives of Brooklynites by investing in the people and organizations that understand local needs. This is done by education and by making grants both on a small and large scale to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of Brooklyn.
Features John C. Pfeiffer, President of Kinetik Energy Solutions. He discusses the role of home energy assessments.
Features Phillip Musegaas of Riverkeeper, and discussions on the Indian Point nuclear power plant 38 miles north of New York City, in Peekskill, New York.