Greening Our Parks - May 29, 2015

Many parks and open spaces are increasingly looking at how they can advance their missions through sustainable operations on their lands.
These can include but are not limited to alternative energy projects, waste reduction initiatives, and pollution prevention projects. By many accounts, our parks and open spaces are leaders in sustainability, yet many of these projects remain secondary attractions to the natural resources that we seek out when visiting these locations. 
Speakers included:
Alyssa Cobb, the Assistant Commissioner for Parklands and Planning for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation discussed sustainable initiatives in New York City Parks including an overview of the Community Parks Initiative (CPI). Click here more information about the CPI. 
Anne Jaffee- Holmes, Director of Conservation & Sustainability Education at the Greenburgh Nature Center who highlighed green actions taken at Greenburgh Nature Center.
Ron Schulhof and Michelle Sterling of the Scarsdale Forum Sustainability Committee, presented on the development of an "ECO-comfort station" facility on the Scarsdale Middle School campus serving the school fields and tennis courts.

(XLS Spreadsheet, providing a menu of ideas for creating your own green comfort station/restroom)