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Boxed water now available in Harlem, stop by Lenox Coffee

Some places in Harlem are ahead of the curve when it comes to environmental coolness. Lenox Coffee is clearly one of those places. They posted today on Facebook that they are now offering boxed water, aka water in a milk like carton. They are selling the brand, Boxed Water is Better, which donates 10 percent of their profits to reforestation projects and a further 10 percent to water relief foundations.The boxes of water are recyclable and consumers are contributing to a smaller carbon footprint! Very cool.

To learn more, check out Lenox Coffee’s Facebook page or better yet stop by to purchase boxed water. They are located at 129th and Lenox Avenue in Harlem.
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Attend Harlem ‘Green’ Economy Forum June 22

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HarlemGal Inc received notice this morning that Manhattan Community Board 10 Economic Development Committee will be hosting a Harlem “Green” Economy Forum on Saturday, June 22, where representatives from local businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, residents of Harlem, and other stakeholders will have a discussion about the current and future challenges and opportunities for Harlem to participate in the “Green” Economy.

The forum will be divided into five areas covering the following: “Defining Harlem’s Urban Green Challenges and Opportunities;” “Green Policy Realities and Trends;” “Green Economic Environmental Assistance Programs;” “Green Commerce, Energy and Technology Opportunities;” “Environmental Stewardship Through Education,” and “What’s Your Role in Saving Our Planet.”

The forum will take place on the eighth floor of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, starting with a “Meet and Greet” with refreshments on the third floor.

The purpose of this forum is to raise the awareness for the residents of Harlem, as well as the general public, about the necessity of further developing a “Green” economy now and in the future.

Due to limited seating, individuals should RSVP by email to CB10ECODEV@GMAIL.COM as soon as possible.

Attend MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop at Harlem’s Casa Frela Gallery

imageMillionTreesNYC will be giving a tree care workshop for the Harlem community on April 6th at Casa Frela Gallery, 47 West 119th Street, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

The workshop will run 2 hours and consist of two parts. The first part will be 30-40 minutes and will take place in the gallery, covering the importance of trees, tree care, and the reasons behind Million Trees NYC’s mission to plant a million more trees throughout the five boroughs. Part 2 of the workshop will be hands-on, where attendees will go outside and actively steward the two new trees on 119th Street — and beyond, time-permitting. At the end of the workshop if attendees pledge to care for a new tree in their neighborhood, Million Trees NYC will give them a free toolkit (collapsible watering bucket, trowel, weeder tool, and cultivator) and a tree care manual with step by step guide to caring for their tree.

To learn more about MillionTreesNYC, visit their website.

Pedi cabs available to Harlem residents on Earth Day

Safe, Healthy, Affordable and Reliable Energy (SHARE), in collaboration with local Harlem restaurants, churches, pastors and prominent elected officials will celebrate Harlem Earth Day, April 22, by offering free Pedi Cab rides to local residents. Pedi Cabs  will be available from 11 am to 3 pm on Frederick Douglass Blvd from 110th to 125th Street-rain or shine.

And don’t forget about Harlem Earth Day. Harlem Park to Park has organized for us our very own Harlem Earth Day on April 22nd to coincide with Global Earth Day! Harlem Earth Day will include a day of family friendly activities to promote the Earth Day mission of promoting awareness on environmental issues, including Green Energy Use, Recycling, and Clean Air. See you at Harlem Earth Day!