Friday, November 2nd & Saturday, November 3rd: Help Clean Up & Rebuild Solar 1 After Sandy

Solar One Destroyed in Hurricane Sandy NYC
This used to be Solar 1’s stage.

Help Clean Up & Rebuild Solar One
Solar 1 (East River just south of 23rd St. under FDR Drive, Manhattan)
10am-4pm both days
Free, RSVP: dina@solar1.org

We were crushed by the news that Sandy destroyed much of one of our favorite places in NYC, Solar 1 green energy, arts and education center. Solar 1 hosts awesome free public arts programs including solar-powered film festivals, dance festivals and concerts. They also offer green jobs training for hundreds of New Yorkers and innovative climate change/sustainability/green energy education programs. Please help them out!

Sandy destroyed park tools. It destroyed educational supplies and program equipment. Flower beds are gone and topsoil is now mud. Trees are down and debris from the surge is strewn around the park. Solar 1 flooded two feet above the floor. It is the most destructive event to have ever come to the park.

But Stuyvesant Cove Park will be rebuilt so that it can continue to be a beautiful public space. And Solar One will recover to continue to be a beacon of education toward a new energy future. If you would like to help:

Donate money securely online to Solar One. All funds will be used to help rebuild our park and educational supplies. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept in-kind donations. We can’t put them anywhere.)

Volunteer this weekend in a community clean-up effort to join with your neighbors to help remove debris from Stuy Cove Park.

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