Ecological City – Community Arts & Climate Solutions Action Project – Update

JOIN & FOLLOW OUR CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

Earth Celebrations’ exciting progress with Ecological City, a creative climate solutions project to develop and bring together ecological sustainability and climate resiliency solutions within the gardens, neighborhood and waterfront of the Lower East Side of New York City, connecting local initiatives to city and global climate challenges.

– Over 25 community partners and joined to collaborate on this climate resiliency and enological sustainability solutions project.

– Great turnout for our first Ecological City Planning Meeting on November 15th with gardeners, river-based and coastal resiliency groups, community centers, schools, artists and residents beginning process of co-creating a theatrical pageant, procession with 15 site performances exploring climate resiliency and ecological sustainability solutions throughout the neighborhood.

– Launching our new Earth Celebrations’ after-school program with the Earth School PS364 engaging youth through an ongoing program applying the arts to explore their neighborhood’s climate resiliency and sustainability solutions.  Students will develop a visual art/performance project highlighting their green roof as one of the sustainability solutions for the Ecological City pageant.

ECOLOGICAL CITY is directed by Earth Celebrations in partnership with LUNGS-Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens, Loisaida Inc. Center and over 25 partner organizations.

PARTNERS/ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Loisaida Center Inc, LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens – representing 47 Lower East Side Gardens/member of NYCCGC – New York City Community Garden Coalition), Green Map, Lower East Side Girls Club, GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side-Housing/Resiliency), LES Ready, Lower East Side Ecology, Solar One, Waterfront Alliance, University Settlement, Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center, The Earth School, Sixth Street Community Center, Arts Loisaida, Theater for the New City, FAB (Fourth Street Arts Block Association), Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, Times Up, Hunter College-School of Community Organizing, and New York University. Numerous groups and residents throughout the neighborhood are invited to join.

 

 

ECOLOGICAL CITY – CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

Thank you to Loisaida Inc. Center for hosting the Ecological City Planning Meeting on Wednesday November 15th with a great turn out of gardeners, community organizations, school representatives, artists, activists ,and residents that joined sharing their myriad climate resiliency and ecological sustainability initiatives throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

Inspiring presentations were shared on green infrastructure and coastal resiliency including plans for bio-swales, water harvesting, pollinator/permaculture gardens, urban organic agriculture/farm to table cooking, green roofs, bee farming, solar/wind energy, composting, holistic wellness, water filtration/gray-water recycling, plastic free zones/bio-degradeable packaging, zero waste lifestyles, carbon pricing and sustainable steward rewards. All the projects are in the process of being designed, developed and implemented throughout the neighborhood.

Looking forward to the creative engagement developing artistic works exploring these climate resiliency and ecological sustainability solutions for a sustainable future.

Join us!

ECOLOGICAL CITY
WINTER 2017 – SPRING 2018

JOIN & PARTICIPATE
Gardeners, Artists, Activists, Organizations, Schools, Residents, and Youth

OPEN CALL- ARTISTS
Visual Artists, Dancers, Performers, Musicians, & Poets present and collaborate with community creating artistic works exploring climate resiliency, water, and ecological sustainability.
Please send links to past or current and proposed works related to ecological sustainability themes to mail@earthcelebrations.com (Subject Line- “OPEN CALL – ECOLOGICAL CITY”).

ECOLOGICAL CITY-ENGAGEMENT/PLANNING MEETINGS
SEPTEMBER-JANUARY
Next Meeting: Wednesday February 7th, 2017 6:30-8pm
@ Losaida Center- 710 East 9th St. (btwn. Aves C & D)

ECOLOGICAL ARTS/ PUPPET & COSTUME WORKSHOPS
mid-FEBRUARY – mid-MAY
Wednesday’s 6-9pm (costume with artist Michele Brody
 Saturday’s 12-4pm (puppet with artist Lucrecia Novoa
free – sign up to register!
@ Losaida Center- 710 East 9th St. (btwn. Aves C & D)

ECOLOGICAL CITY PAGEANT
SATURDAY MAY 12, 2018 
(rain date Sunday May 13)
A spectacular procession through the gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront featuring visual art and performances created through the workshops, exploring climate resiliency and ecological sustainability solutions.

MORE INFO
Visit the Ecological City page here

CONTACT
Click here