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[GreenYes] NYC Zero Waste Campaign making inroads with NYCHA pilot in Harlem's Grant Houses - launch Nov. 21, 4:30pm


Congratulations to the
Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation Coalition
Thanks for picking up the ball as part of the NYC Zero Waste Campaign and running with it in your local neighborhood. It's localized programming like this that keeps us Reaching for Zero. If you're not for Zero Waste, how much Waste are you for?

Timothy J.W. Logan
Chair, Sierra Club-National Zero Waste Committee


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


CONTACT:
Joan Levine .Co-Chair
The Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation Coalition
100 LaSalle Street #19F
New York, NY 10027
PHONE: (212) 666-2157
janlev@no.address


?3150 Broadway Leads the Way?

WEST HARLEM- The Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation Coalition is officially kicking off its Grant Houses Recycling Initiative at 3150 Broadway. This building at Grant Houses was chosen to inaugurate a program which should eventually lead to more effective recycling in all New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments. A ribbon cutting event opening the new recycling bins, will be held at 4:30 PM Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 3150 Broadway and the corner of La Salle Street. It is scheduled rain or shine.

Council Member Robert Jackson, The Housing Authority, Department of Sanitation representatives and other government officials are expected to attend to demonstrate their support for the residents and the Coalition?s efforts to advocate for waste reduction.

The Initiative is two pronged. In preparation for asking residents to change their waste disposal habits, the Sanitation Coalition worked with the Housing Authority to procure adequate and attractive recycling bins, placed in a convenient location. At the same time, the Coalition has worked intensively floor by floor to educate residents about the ?whats? and ?whys? of recycling. After the ceremony on the 21st, the Coalition will present workshops on the remaining three floors in the building. These workshops began on October 10th and have continued each week since that time.

The Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation was formed in 1994. Its mission is to advocate for environmental justice and educate residents in the Community Board #9 area about solid waste issues and waste reduction. The General Grant Residents? Association is one of the founding members of the Coalition.

The Grant Houses recycling Initiative is funded by the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, The Manhattan Delegation to the City Council and Council Member Robert Jackson.

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Joan & Norman Levine <janlev@no.address> wrote: Subject: Important Community Event
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 14:23:35 -0500


At long last, our pilot is underway!! It took us an extra year to ... NYCHA to get started. But, at least, there is a spark now.
How about coming to our event if you?re free?

I would appreciate it if you would pass on the press release to the Zero Waste folks.

Thanks so much.

Joan Levine




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