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”.
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.
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 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!
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.