SSBx in the News
Earth Day in Hunts Point
This past Earth Day, nearly 6 dozen people gathered to celebrate, clean up green spaces, and garden in an event organized by Sustainable South Bronx. The Director of Sustainable Policy and Research, Angela Tovar, said,“I think that the great thing about this volunteer event is that it’s really a celebration of Hunts Point.” Read the full story.
SSBx’s Ricardo Lopez Wins Award at the First Annual Hunts Point Slam Bake
Representing Sustainable South Bronx in the First Annual Hunts Point Slam Bake, Ricardo Lopez made brisket taquitos that won SSBx the award for best presentation. “We’re all great cooks here,” Lopez said, but, “The Bronx is the real winner here.” Read the full story.
SuperStorm Sandy and Hunts Point
Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx Michael Brotchner weighs in on how lucky Hunts Point was during the super storm for the Hunts Point Express. The community begins to think about how to prepare in case a storm of greater magnitude ever hits the peninsula. Read the full story.
SSBx Receives $200,000 Grant for Recycling Initiative
Sustainable South Bronx recently received a $200,000 grant to increase recycling initiatives in local apartment buildings. The grant was given by Ekocycle, a venture co-founded by celebrity recording artist will.i.am and the Coca-Cola company. Read the full story.
SSBx Launches Urban Agriculture Program
Sustainable South Bronx’s new program to develop urban agriculture made the news. Through the BEST Academy, SSBx is training people on techniques to grow vegetables and other produce. Read the full story.
SSBx’s Annette Williams in Huffington Post
A new study from the Pacific Institute finds that investments in sustainable water management and use create jobs in many different areas and fields. SSBx is one of the organizations profiled in the study, and Annette Williams discusses BEST Academy. Read the full story.
Hunts Point Hustle to Celebrate Greenway
The annual Hunts Point Hustle will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hunts Point Riverside Park and end with a celebration on the waterfront in Barretto Point Park. The first-time after-race party will feature music, food, Zumba, kids’ activities, and healthy-living giveaways. The Mott Haven Herald gives all the details. Read the full story.
River of Hope in the Bronx
The beauty of the Bronx makes the news. A fantastic story in today’s NY Times on the South Bronx’s waterfront and parks. SSBx gets a nice shout-out. We’re proud to partner with Rocking the Boat, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Partnership for Parks, Bronx River Alliance, and THE POINT CDC to help bring back the natural beauty of the riverfront to the community. Read the full story.
South Bronx Real Estate Developer Turning Notorious Illegal Garbage Dump into Fresh Food Hub
SSBx is working closely with Oak Point Property, whose Steven Smith is highlighted in this article. BEST Academy graduates performed bioremediation work, including hydroseeding native maritime grasses, laying down coconut fiber core matting to hold plant plugs in place, and planting a wetland buffer strip. This is a fantastic project both for the South Bronx and for our hardworking BEST grads. Read the full story.
With Teardown Off Table, Residents March Out Sheridan Meeting in Protest
Let our people go . . . to the water! At a recent community meeting, three-quarters of the people walked out in protest of the city’s decision to stop discussions of tearing down the Sheridan Expressway before completing a full impact study. Read the full story.