The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |

BEST (or at Least Most Noble) ATTEMPT TO RESTORE PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION TO A NEIGHBORHOOD

Heather McCown, Sunset-Ridge Waterfront Alliance

Some neighborhoods use cars a lot more than others; Brooklyn’s Bay
Ridge is one such community, where more than a third of residents
commute to work by automobile (Park Slope’s rate is about half of
that). Enter Heather McCown, once a lady with a petition and a
clipboard, now a co-founder and executive officer of the Sunset-Ridge
Waterfront Alliance, an organization that, while promoting recycling
and hosting Green Fairs, is pushing to restore long-shuttered ferry
service to the neighborhood’s pier; then, the Wall Street tycoons,
living in their Shore Road mansions, can water taxi to their Battery
Park office-palaces rather than take the Lexus.

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4 Comment

  • I work for Green Spaces in Brooklyn ( http://www.greenspaceshome.com ). We put on the Green Business Competition ( http://greenbusinesscompetition.com ) mentioned with Gotham Greens, a client of ours, in the “Best use of God’s Old House”.

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  • Nice article I interned for http://www.biggreencart.com an eco-friendly auction/swap site . We participated in the Go Green Expo in April (in the Hilton Hotel ) , wish our website would have been nominated .

  • Time’s Up rocks! I personally volunteer with this group and it’s amazing how much they get done with only volunteers and a very small budget. You can truly see the positive changes all over the city. Time’s Up definitely deserves this award after all of it’s long hard work and it’s nice to see they are finally being recognized. Thank you Time’s Up for making my New York City a more environmentally friendly place.

  • Check out my blog http://www.ecofriendlystudents.blogspot.com , I’m a teen trying to help the world and inform myself and others of the importance that being green can do .
    I think it’s awesome that people are trying to do the right thing in the green scene .