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Chauncey Howell of Channel 12, talks trees in Gowanus, Brooklyn with a few local residents.
Wow…we learned something and heard the infectious laugh of one of our favorite local peeps!
Film Biz Recycling is having one of those ‘industry’ type events with a green twist. On May 19th, Film Biz will be holding its first Eco-Expo & Mixer for those who are on the production side of the entertainment industry. The event will have a whole host of green presenters that include:
A sustainable production services company with the resources and connections, earned through 15 years of hands-on experience, to create the most time-efficient, cost-effective and polished films, web promos, and broadcast commercials.
Green Product Placement
Green Product Placement is a media product placement company that places and promotes green, sustainable, socially enterprising and/or local entrepreneurial brands in mainstream media, concentrating on television shows, feature films and web media.
Sip N’ Go
Make the transition away from bottled water easier on your crew. Introducing the Sip N’ Go – reusable foldable water bottle for life on the go. Reduces landfill, BPA free, snaps shut and is pocket size when not in use. Smart hydration!
Vokashi is a simple, easy and odorless way to ensure your food scraps stay out of landfills and get to the place they’re needed most – local farms and gardens. Vokashi does all the dirty work by delivering the supplies you need and picking up your food waste and delivering back to the earth. Easy. Clean. Sustainable.
EcoSet implements environmentally responsible practices into commercial productions, minimizing the impact and recirculating reusable materials back into the local community. We strive for Zero Waste and are partnering with our clients to set new standards for advertising productions.
Save lots of money, reduce waste and recycing needs, and trips to the beverage wholesale outlet and get the fun and delicious alternative – make your own selzter and soda! It’s a great savings in all regards and everyone will have a great time with bubbly, morale-boosting deliciousness.
Rock and Wrap it Up!
Productions always have lots of food left over. Make sure it goes to feed the hungry instead of the garbage to create pollution! ROCK AND WRAP IT UP! is an antipoverty think tank. Founded in 1991, it was the first charity to address waste in entertainment sectors across North America: music/sports/film. Food prepared but not served was kept out of land-fill and re purposed to feed the hungry.
Abby Kaish is the North American Director for Sports and Film recovery efforts.
Plus, a who lot more!
The event is meant to cultivate the re-use of materials and recycling of materials used in the entertainment industry.
Get more details and RSVP for the event here.
Gowanus Studio Space is now offering Printmaking Residency Program. 6 artists will face off in a death match…no wait, not death match…6 artist will have unlimited access to the Gowanus Studio Printmaking Studio! That includes access to stuff that doesn’t fit in your tiny studio apartment! Think you want that residency or know someone that might, check the details below:
The 2012 Gowanus Studio Space Printmaking Residency Program is now accepting applications. Due May 15th, 2012.The Gowanus Studio Space (GSS) Printmaking Residency Program will offer to up to six artists three months of unlimited access to the GSS printmaking studio. Awarded residents will find the GSS printmaking studio equipped with intaglio, lithography, relief and silkscreen facilities, including all related photo-based processes and large format digital printing. These residencies will culminate in an exhibition co-curated by Print Residents and GSS Directors. The exhibition will show a selection of the Residents’ works produced at the GSS in conjunction with recent work from the greater network of GSS printmakers.In keeping with the GSS mission to facilitate production and encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, the GSS Printmaking Residency aims to bring accomplished artists and dedicated printmakers into the community with fellow GSS members fostering experimental collaboration within our community. Applications are due BY MIDNIGHT MAY 15th, 2012.RESIDENCY PARAMETERS• The Printmaking Residency runs between June 15, 2012 and December 15, 2012.• Print Residents are granted 24-hour access for three months to the GSS print shop within these six months.• Print Residents are awarded discounted rates to all GSS printmaking workshops during their residency.• In addition to use of the studio’s materials and supplies, each Print Resident is granted a materials stipend of $100.• Print Residents should expect to spend at least 10 hours per week at the studio for the duration of their residency.• Print Residents cannot be in another residency program or enrolled in school between June 15 and December 15, 2012.• Each Print Resident will be asked to donate one (1) or more print(s) to the GSS Collection.• Upon completing the GSS Residency Program, Print Residents will be offered membership to The Gowanus Studio Space with waived initial membership fee.• Print Residents and GSS Directors will collectively curate the November print exhibition at GSS.APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSThere is no application fee. Applications may only be submitted online, and must include the following:• Completed Online Application Form• Resume• Statement of Purpose: Outline why the GSS printshop is your desired working environment, and describe the work you plan to make during this residency. (250 words or less).• 8 Images of print-related work completed within the past 3 years.• Image ListAPPLICATION GUIDELINES—READ CAREFULLY• Images should be in .jpg format, 72dpi and approximately 1280px in the longer dimension.• Image filenames must contain the last name of the applicant (smith1.jpg)• Images must be submitted separately from the Online Application Form as email attachments.• RESUME should be emailed along with images as a .pdf• SEND ALL 8 IMAGES AND RESUME TO RESIDENCY@GOWANUSSTUDIO.ORG• Image list should be submitted via the Online Application Form (see form instructions).• Be sure to choose the semester of the Residency you prefer for your project on the Online Application Form: June 15 – September 15 OR September 15 to December 15. Or you can choose: Either.• APPLICATIONS ARE DUE by MIDNIGHT, May 15, 2012.• Applications sent in the mail will not be accepted or returned.• All applicants will be notified by email the week of May 20, 2012.PREVIOUS RESIDENTS• Yunmee Kyong, 2011• Michelle Levy, 2011• Jomar Statkun, 2011• Johee Kim, 2010• Rachele Ostrow, 2010• Maggie Wright, 2010
Creators of easily contained, easily maintained, life Twig Terrariums are having a party to celebrate their new book Tiny World Terrariums. The book author by the owners of Twig, Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow, offers a step-by-step guide on how to make your very own terrarium and how to add ”a whimsical, personal touch” to the world you create under glass.
The book comes out on May 1,2012 and you can pre-order here!
As for the party… it’s this Friday the 13th at 7pm. Details are:
drinks, food, party stuff, and we’ll also be holding an auction for one of our large creations to raise money for the Rotary Club’s distribution of LifeStraws to those who need. Dress as you like, bring who you want
More info here.
KRRB gets a quick interview with Pete Raho who runs Gowanus Furniture. Check it out: Freshen Up With Krrb – Gowanus Furniture, Brooklyn, New York
Plus, Pete’s teamed up with Cut Brooklyn for a cutting board class. Detail…
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