Wednesday, April 06, 2011

DEP's Caswell Holloway To Speak About Green Infrastructure At PS58

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Caswell Holloway, Head Of NYC DEP

Last time Caswell Holloway, then Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor to Edward Skyler, came to speak in Carroll Gardens, he was presenting New York City's half-baked alternative to the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund clean-up for the Gowanus Canal.
Now, ironically, he heads the NYC Department of Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Holloway will come to PS 58 on Thursday, April 14th to speak about his agency's Green Infrastructure Plan. The evening is hosted by Councilman Brad Lander. Below is more information on the meeting from Lander's office :


Community Conversation

on

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

Hosted by

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:

  1. What exactly is Green Infrastructure and why is DEP promoting it?
  2. How might Green Infrastructure make our neighborhoods cleaner and more environmentally friendly?
  3. How can residents get involved? (hint: there are a number of ways)
  4. 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/html/stormwater/nyc_green_infrastructure_plan.shtml

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.



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