The NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s
Green Infrastructure Plan
and what it means for our neighborhoods
with Caswell Holloway
Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Councilmember Brad Lander
Green infrastructure is an alternative approach to improving water quality that integrates features such as swales and green roofs with investments to optimize the existing system. Join us for a dialogue with DEP’s Commissioner about the application of the Green Infrastructure Plan in our neighborhoods, and get answers to the following questions:
- What exactly is Green Infrastructure and why is DEP promoting it?
- How might Green Infrastructure make our neighborhoods cleaner and more environmentally friendly?
- How can residents get involved? (hint: there are a number of ways)
- How can private property owners apply for DEP’s Green Infrastructure grants?
Learn more about the DEP’s Green Infrastructure Plan at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/
Thursday, April 14, 7-9pm
PS 58, Auditorium (330 Smith St., between 1st and Carroll St.)
Caswell Holloway was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection in the beginning of 2010, and has focused on four core functions: customer service, utility operations, capital projects, and sustainability.
In the area of sustainability, Holloway appointed the first Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, and has led the DEP toward the reduction of energy needs and greenhouse gas emissions. He has also launched the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan, a hybrid approach to stormwater management that will dramatically reduce combined sewer overflows and, if approved by State and Federal regulators, would save New Yorkers $2.4 billion between now and 2030.
Cas has previously served as Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler and as Special Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg.