Fort Greene Association Meeting: 11/17

BROOKLYN, NY - The Fort Greene Association [FGA] is proud to announce its next Open Meeting entitled: ENERGY SOLUTIONS - Turning being green into greenbacks. The meeting which is to be held at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford Street on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:30PM will feature a panel of experts from the Community Environmental Center as well as local experts from the FGA's own Green Fort Greene / Clinton Hill taskforce.

The panel will include Henderson Callender from the Community Environmental Center who will describe how 1-4 family energy audits and energy improvement work can lead to cash savings.  The feasibility and application of solar thermal, photo voltaic, and ground source energy solutions in Brooklyn will also be discussed.

GreenStreet president Robert Politzer has dedicated his company to doing only green projects and will lead a discussion on green new construction as well as green renovations.  GreeneStreet has built an American Lung Association Health House and installed renewable systems throughout Brooklyn.  Mr. Politzer will lead a discussion

Tess Barton from Community Energy, a provider of green power either through ConEd Solutions or RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) sold by Community Energy will discuss green energy choices.  Community Energy maintains contracts with wind farms in New York State and across the country and is the recommended source of green power for projects seeking LEED certification.

Jed Marcus chair of Green Fort Green / Clinton Hill will describe how this volunteer project of neighbors working together to reduce the neighborhoods' contribution to global warming is having great success in the Neighborhood and beyond.

Also on the agenda: - FGA Elections of their new and energetic Board

- An update from the Steve Sachs of the FGA Retail Committee on the search for a location and prospective new name for the new bookstore coming to Fort Greene

- Captain Anthony Tasso from the 88th Precinct will discuss and take questions regarding public safety issues in the neighborhood

What:   Fort Greene Association General Meeting - Energy Solutions, turning green into greenbacks - Open to all

When:  Monday, November 17, 2008 - 7:30PM

Where:  Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church 85 South Oxford Street (between Lafayette and Greene Avenues) Fort Greene, Brooklyn For further information please the Fort Greene Association at 718.875.1855 e-mail: web Serving Greater Fort Greene, Fort Greene Association