alley pond environmental center

a small non profit organization in eastern queens, taking a walk on our trails transports you out of the urban environment we're located in.

we offer a variety of programs for children, families and adults, because we believe that the environmental education of people of all ages is imperative.

we invite anyone to submit posts in regards to sustainability, the environment, urban or otherwise, steps you take to conserve in your life, or anything else you feel might be relevant to our followers.


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Reblogged from baysidequeens

Alley Pond Environmental Center Blood Drive

baysidequeens:

Join APEC for their winter BLOOD DRIVE
Thursday, February 20, 2:00 - 8:00 PM

Call 718-229-4000 ext. 214 or email emcglinchey@alleypond.com to schedule an appointment.

FREE BABYSITTING available to those parents who need it while they make their life saving donation.

Sign up to donate today!

Reblogged from motleymakery
motleymakery:

DIY Clay Tag Plant Markers:
Lovely Tutorial by Grace Bonney on Design*Sponge.

motleymakery:

DIY Clay Tag Plant Markers:

Lovely Tutorial by Grace Bonney on Design*Sponge.

Reblogged from smartercities
smartercities:

These Smart Streetlights Only Get Bright When They’re Needed | FastCompany
Cities spend massive amounts of money on electricity to light the street. But most of the time no one is there. This smart technology can sense when a car or pedestrian is approaching.

What a great concept!

smartercities:

These Smart Streetlights Only Get Bright When They’re Needed | FastCompany

Cities spend massive amounts of money on electricity to light the street. But most of the time no one is there. This smart technology can sense when a car or pedestrian is approaching.

What a great concept!

(via smarterplanet)

Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork
mothernaturenetwork:

Hike the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 6 minutesThe Pacific Crest is a strenuous but gorgeous trail spanning the U.S. that only a few avid hikers are up for taking on. But if you want to see it for yourself, Tyler Fox has created a video that brings you along for the adventure.

I wonder if the APEC Hikers would be up for this trail? Well..maybe not the trail but certainly the video!

Join them for their next meeting on February 24 at 7PM and see whazt else they’re up to!

mothernaturenetwork:

Hike the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 6 minutes
The Pacific Crest is a strenuous but gorgeous trail spanning the U.S. that only a few avid hikers are up for taking on. But if you want to see it for yourself, Tyler Fox has created a video that brings you along for the adventure.

I wonder if the APEC Hikers would be up for this trail? Well..maybe not the trail but certainly the video!

Join them for their next meeting on February 24 at 7PM and see whazt else they’re up to!

Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork
mothernaturenetwork:

'Sleeping' trees stand guard over the ArcticPhotographer Niccolo Bonfadini captures the essence of a sub-zero winter in Finnish Lapland with this stunning photo of trees covered in thick layers of ice and snow.

Are they sure these are trees and not dinosaurs?!?! :)

mothernaturenetwork:

'Sleeping' trees stand guard over the Arctic
Photographer Niccolo Bonfadini captures the essence of a sub-zero winter in Finnish Lapland with this stunning photo of trees covered in thick layers of ice and snow.

Are they sure these are trees and not dinosaurs?!?! :)

Reblogged from animalsandtrees
animalsandtrees:

Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River
"The beads come mostly from personal care products such as facial exfoliants and body washes. They are not biodegradable, however, and because they are not removed easily by wastewater treatment plants, they flow out to sea and enter the food chain.”

This is an important read, because it’s not something that many people think of when they plan to reduce the amount of plastic they consume.
These types of products really are terrible for the environment, and hopefully awareness can be spread and people with start realizing they need to cut this stuff out as well!

animalsandtrees:

Microbeads a major problem in L.A. River

"The beads come mostly from personal care products such as facial exfoliants and body washes. They are not biodegradable, however, and because they are not removed easily by wastewater treatment plants, they flow out to sea and enter the food chain.”

This is an important read, because it’s not something that many people think of when they plan to reduce the amount of plastic they consume.

These types of products really are terrible for the environment, and hopefully awareness can be spread and people with start realizing they need to cut this stuff out as well!

(via greenismyfavcolor)

Reblogged from awkwardsituationist

awkwardsituationist:

shelter from the storm. photos by kutub uddin (more frog pics)

CUTEST!!

(via funnywildlife)

Reblogged from climateadaptation

climateadaptation:

The London Array is the world’s largest off-shore windfarm. Via NASA.

Twenty kilometers (12 miles) from England’s Kent and Essex coasts, the world’s largest offshore wind farm has started harvesting the breezes over the sea. Located in the Thames Estuary, where the River Thames meets the North Sea, the London Array has a maximum generating power of 630 megawatts (MW), enough to supply as many as 500,000 homes.

The wind farm became fully operational on April 8, 2013. Twenty days later, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite captured this image of the area. The second image is a closeup of the area marked by the white box in the top image. White points in the second image are the wind turbines; a few boat wakes are also visible. The sea is discolored by light tan sediment—spring runoff washed out by the Thames.

To date, the London Array includes 175 wind turbines aligned to the prevailing southwest wind and spread out across 100 square kilometers (40 square miles). Each turbine stands 650 to 1,200 meters apart (2,100 to 3,900 feet) and 147 meters (482 feet) tall. Each is connected by cables buried in the seafloor, and power is transmitted to two substations offshore and to an onshore station at Cleve Hill.

Reblogged from brain-food

brain-food:

What if instead of throwing your pencil stubs away when they´re too short to use, you could plant them, add some water and watch them grow? Meet Sprout, a pencil with a seed! The high quality pencil features a water activated capsule at its tip, when the pencil is too short to use, you can plant it and have it grow into something delicious, beautiful and fun. Sprout comes in a variety of different flavors, from flowers, to herbs and vegies. A great idea to make writing fun again. watch the video

Funded by a successful kickstarter campaign, the Sprout Pencil is now available for purchase at amazon and in Europe at firebox

Love these!

(via scienceyoucanlove)

Reblogged from kayteerell

tentacle-tea:

Posters my Think Tank: Awareness class.

Unplug your electronics guys; reduce your ecological footprint.

If you think about it, we really do leave a lot of things plugged in constantly that do not need to be. The first thing that comes to mind is phone chargers…When your phone is fully charged, unplug the charger! Some resources; reduce your carbon footprint!