Thursday, April 16, 2009

BIke Maps!

The Department of Transportation has made the 2009 Bike map available. You can download it here: or pick it up at any bike shop. Remember your helmet and enjoy the breeze!

If you are a driver or need a ride, remember to use to offer or request rides. The group password is 'whereareyou' .

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Trees, Trees, Everywhere!

If only that were true, or at least a lot more true in New York. Want to do a little bit to help with making this a reality?

There are (at least) two similar initiatives that are pushing for more trees:

The One Million Trees Project is being supported by the ABA. So, if you're reading this and you're out of law school get in touch with them and pick up a shovel.

CUNY is part of the Million Tree NYC campaign, which is part of PlaNYC. Multiple CUNY campuses are the sites of organized plantings on May 1st.

If you want to get involved, sign up here:

The Kissena Corridor plantings are relatively close to the law school.

Green Coalition - Let's plant! If you sign up at the link above, you can chose Queens College as your college (I know, I know) and put "CUNY School of Law - Green Coalition" in the Student Club/Organization field. May 1st is our last day of classes! Let's celebrate in the dirt. Before returning to the library for the next two weeks of finals prep.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

CUNY Law Invades Green Drinks Brooklyn on TAX DAY 2009

Maybe invasion is a little wishful thinking. However, I just finished my taxes (read: 'celebration necessary') and after Professor Goldsheid tells us about her experience arguing before the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Morrison & VAWA at CUNY Law on Wednesday, a green drink will surely be in order. Probably not an appletini, though.


Next BKLYN Green Drinks:
Wednesday 4/15 at Oulu in Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, NY

Celebrate getting your taxes done at a Williburg favorite. This eco-friendly and stylish bar is also Uber-green. The lights are set at optimum energy conservation levels and the walls are made of 100% recycled sheetrock.

First 100 green appletinis are half priced--that's $5.
The Green Appletinis are to celebrate Green Apple Cleaner's new Brooklyn location.

All guests get a $10 first time customer or referral gift card.

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

170 North Fourth Street (between Bedford and Driggs)
Williamsburg 11211
718 233 1340

Please visit for detailed directions from any location

Judy Sandford, Marco Carag and Eugene Lee

Every month, people who work in the environmental field, or simply have an interest in it, meet up for a beer at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.

It's your chance to mix with other like-minded folks, network, share info and make friends. Attendees have found employment, developed new ideas and even done deals! So join us-many report making great contacts every time!

It's a international concept--read more on the web site:
Feel free to forward this invite to interested friends!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Market Fundamentalist Globalization in One City

This is from the last section of an incredibly article about how the global economy has boiled up in all its ugliness in Dubai:

Perhaps Dubai disturbed me so much, I am thinking, because here, the entire global supply chain is condensed. Many of my goods are made by semi-enslaved populations desperate for a chance 2,000 miles away; is the only difference that here, they are merely two miles away, and you sometimes get to glimpse their faces? Dubai is Market Fundamentalist Globalisation in One City.

Read the rest here:

Thanks Patrick!