Tag: SunBike

Moving Planet -> September 24 2011

This Saturday, September 24th (RAIN or SHINE!), we are proud to host one of thousands of events in over 170 countries for Moving Planet, a global day of action to “move the planet away from fossil fuels”.

Park(ing) Day 2011 at Cortelyou Library Plaza!

Join us for Park(ing) Day this Friday September 16th! Every year since 2007, we’ve  transformed the same parking space on the corner of Cortelyou and Argyle Roads in Brooklyn into a public park (with real grass!) and day-long festival on Park(ing) Day.

Taste Some Sun-Powered Pesto at the Cortelyou Greenmarket!

Making smoothies with solar power at the Cortelyou Greenmarket

You’ll have another chance this Sunday, August 7, to get to know our SunBike, the mobile solar-electric unit that Sustainable Flatbush built to take clean energy to the streets.  Our Solar Team will be on hand to blend up some sun-powered pesto with ingredients from local farmers. (more…)

SunBike to Debut Sunday June 26th at Cortelyou Greenmarket!

In celebration of the summer solstice–the time of year when days are longest and energy from the sun is most plentiful–our Solar Team has been busy putting the final touches on the Sustainable Flatbush SunBike

Our Solar photo is in Times Square! And the NY Times!

Our photo is the Judge’s Pick winner in the Empire State Solar Generation photo contest! This means it can be seen on a digital billboard in Times Square, along with the other winning entries, through July 24th!

Meet Solar Team member Joel Acosta

Joel working on the SunBike
Joel working on the SunBike

My name is Joel Acosta, I am 28 years old and live in Brooklyn, NY. Since I was 7 years old, I have constantly been fascinated in the region of engineering, mechanical and electrical affairs. Growing up I used to take stuff apart just to see how they look in the inside and then eventually put it back together, my way. After migrating to the U.S. from Dominican Republic in 1994, I always tried to sustain myself drowned in these sphere. After a while, I figured that, as humble of a person I was, I continuously wanted to stayed involved in electrical and mechanical stuff.

After Junior High School, I attended a Vocational School, where I graduated with an electrical, residential technician diploma. Having that on my resume, I later became interested in perusing a career in the environmental ground. I am now attending Brooklyn College, with a Major on Environmental Studies. Now I have many goals in my mind in which my past experiences have guided me to conduct and assemble all those skills into my ultimate aspiration. With that being said, I nevertheless keep in touch with my professors from Brooklyn College. They send me emails about different events that are going on in the neighborhood, and that’s how I got involved in this new project where we’re trying to build a SunBike with the organization called Sustainable Flatbush. The SunBike project is run by Energy Solutions Project Manager, Jocelyn Cohen. I consider this to be a very interesting development in which I am planning to keep myself focused for a long time.

SF SunBike to Bring Power to the Streets

Solar Power That Is! Sustainable Flatbush is proud to announce a partnership with Con Edison to build the SunBike, a mobile solar electric system that gets around in a retrofitted cargo bike.