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Mar 24, 2010

Astoria Green Visioning

The Astoria Green Visioning workshop is happening this Saturday! Now… what exactly is Green Visioning?  Green Visioning is a series of sessions scheduled to explore and plan for a more (…)

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The Astoria Green Visioning workshop is happening this Saturday!

Now… what exactly is Green Visioning?  Green Visioning is a series of sessions scheduled to explore and plan for a more sustainable and green future in Western Queens.  Funding for such endeavors will come from the settlement with ConEd related to the 2006 blackout. Last weekend the Green Visioning took place in Sunnyside; future sessions will happen in Woodside and Long Island City. If you are a resident of Astoria, you should attend this meeting this weekend.

Here’s some more background:

Following the July 2006 Con Edison power outage, Western Queens Power for the People organized residents of Western Queens to hold Con Edison accountable for the effects of the outage. This organizing helped bring about a $63 million joint proposal that prevented Con Edison from passing on the cost of the power outage to consumers and required Con Edison to reimburse people who lost power. About $7.9 million will be used for tree planting and other greening projects in the affected neighborhoods over the next three years. North Star Fund is the Project Administrator, and is working with Western Queens Power for the People to ensure effective, strategic and timely grants for a greener Western Queens.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

So, here are the basic details you’ll need to attend:

WHAT: Astoria Green Visioning
WHEN: March 27th (9:30AM – 4PM)
WHERE: The Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 4th Floor
, 35-20 Broadway, Astoria

RSVPs are appreciated – email info@northstarfund.org or call 212-620-9110 if you plan to attend.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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