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ioby Project Press Tour (Brooklyn Series)

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ioby connects people to environmental projects in their own neighborhoods. We use a cutting edge, crowd-resourcing platform for neighborhood civic leaders and environmental innovators. On ioby.org, anyone with a good idea that helps the environment and the community can create their own web-based micro-site to raise tax-deductible donations, find local volunteers and share innovations with a likeminded and local community. We support early stage environmental ideas in cities and connect them online for crowd-accelerated innovation. All the while, we measure and report impacts, and are built to scale to disburse funds to the grassroots greater than our own operations. 

 

On this tour, you'll have the opportunity to meet leaders who funded projects through ioby. They'll share with you their vision and let you explore the sites and neighborhoods that they've impacted. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet these leaders in the NYC environmental civic movement. 

 

Sunday, April 15, 10am - 1:30

 **Starting Location TBD**

462 Halsey

The vacant lot at 462 Halsey has been vacant for over 20 years. It has been an eyesore to veteran and new community members alike.  Bed Stuy residents are anxious to transform this awful space into something beautiful and productive. Co-Founders Shatia Jackson and Kristen Bonardi Rapp have raised $1,417 on ioby and with those funds have transformed this space in less than six months and will have it officially open to the community on April 1. 

 

Velo City

Velo City was started by three incredible women who had a vision of changing urban planning education. Through ioby they've raised $3,240 and funded Bikesplorations, a summer program that offers high school students an experiential, cycling-based curriculums to teach history, planning policies and concepts, and the work of various community-based groups and innovators …on bike rides through NYC neighborhoods.

 

Compost for Brooklyn

Compost for Brooklyn is a community composting project and native plant garden based on Newkirk Avenue and East 8th Street in Brooklyn, New York.  They are a volunteer-run organization committed to composting organic waste, restoring urban ecosystems, and sharing knowledge in our local communities and beyond. In 2011, they composted 50,000 pounds of organic waste from 200 nearby household with the help of 27 core volunteers. 

 

Don't Flush Me

Leif Percifield wanted to teach people about NYC sewers. So he's crawling into the sewer system, installing Internet-connected sensors to alert NYC residents by text and tweet when "Not to flush." It's an innovative approach to explaining the complicated CSO problem in New York. 

 

596 Acres

On the bus, as we approach 462 Halsey, you'll hear from Paula Segal, the creator of 596 Acres, a public education intervention that printed posters on the 596 acres of vacant lots in Brooklyn and encourages community leaders to organize neighbors to use the space differently. 462 Halsey is one such space. 

 

Tuesday, April 17, 10am - 1:30

  **Starting Location TBD**

 
The Farm provides fresh affordable food for the community, while providing educational and employment opportunities for youth and adults. The Farm is a base for new experiential school curriculum, serving as an outdoor classroom and a catalyst for education from cooking and nutrition to migrant labor rights and trade policy. Student farmers work during the summer on the farm, learning about sustainable agriculture and community leadership. Produce from the farm  is sold at a low cost to the community through a Community Supported Agriculture program and a weekly farmers market.

Last year they raised $1,771 on ioby, funded Cooking the New $1 Menu, a cooking curriculum to teach student participants in the High School for Public Service Youth Farm about healthy eating. 
 
 


Pollos Del Pueblo  

Pollos del Pueblo/The People’s Chickens will take a currently vacant, overgrown, East New York lot and transform it into a revolutionary hub of community building, urban agriculture and organic egg production! A team of local community activists – members of The Peoples Food Project (PFP) – will head up the effort. PFP was convened by Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation. 

 

Compost O Rama

With $1,080 raised on ioby, Claudia Joseph and Kim Maier rat-proofed the compost bins at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Learn from them about their afterschool programs in the garden for youth on seed planting, composting and cooking, as well as their classes in advanced permaculture for adults.

 

Don't Flush Me

Leif Percifield wanted to teach people about NYC sewers. So he's crawling into the sewer system, installing Internet-connected sensors to alert NYC residents by text and tweet when "Not to flush." It's an innovative approach to explaining the complicated CSO problem in New York. 

  

596 Acres

On the bus, as we approach Pollos Del Pueblo, you'll hear from Paula Segal, the creator of 596 Acres, a public education intervention that printed posters on the 596 acres of vacant lots in Brooklyn and encourages community leaders to organize neighbors to use the space differently. Pollos Del Pueblo was organized by the team at the Cypress Hills LOcal Development Corporation, but is also part of this mosaic of vacant lots in Brooklyn. 

 

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