Wednesday, December 15, 2010

EcoCenter wins EPA's Environmental Justice Award!

2010 US EPA Environmental Justice Achievement Award Goes to Off-Grid Project at Heron’s Head Park
EPA Cites EcoCenter’s Landmark Partnerships—Collective Effort by Community, City, State, Private Firms
December 15, 2010 -- The US Environmental Protection Agency announced this morning that Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ), a community-based environmental education organization in Bayview Hunters Point, is a recipient of a 2010 US EPA Environmental Justice Achievement Award. This award, given annually to landmark projects that connect environmental sustainability and social equity, recognizes LEJ’s EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, the first environmental justice education facility in the Bay Area and San Francisco's first 100% “off-grid” building, modeling solar power and alternative wastewater technologies.

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LEJ office has moved!

The LEJ office has moved down the street!

1329 Evans AveSF, CA, 94124
Telephone and fax are still the same.
T: 415-282-6840; F: 415-282-6839
Check out the grafitti art that's splashed on our walls, courtesy of our Executive Director Malik Looper and Nate1Designs.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Laurie and living classrooms in NYC!

Hey all,

Happy holidays! Hoping you're taking this time to reflect and celebrate with your friends, family, and community. Life is governed by cycles, beginnings leading to ends leading to new beginnings. As the EcoCenter adapts and evolves with the seasonal cycles, I'd like to share some news on Laurie Schoeman and her work that has come full circle.

After Laurie raised the EcoCenter from foundation to vegetated roof, she returned to her native habitat of New York City as the Executive Director of New York Sun Works, primarily focusing on building living classrooms on school rooftops!

Check out the newest living classroom that Laurie is working on.
Rooftop Greenhouse Could Revolutionize City Schools

Congratulations Laurie! From BVHP to NYC, thanks for bringing learning to life.