Anniversary Events at Green in BKLYN Today

Please come out and help celebrate Green in BKLYN’s 1-year anniversary on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. Activities will take place between 11:30a and 7:00p at the store, which is located at 432 Myrtle Avenue

between Clinton and Waverly Avenues in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

April 22, 2010 is Green in BKLYN’s 1st anniversary and also marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  Come out

and celebrate with jazz, book signings, wine and workshops, all day long.  (Refer to schedule of activities below)

Green in BKLYN is a one-stop eco-friendly shop where neighbors can find information and products they need

to easily and innovatively green their home and daily lives.  Green in BKLYN offers eco-friendly solutions for

everyday living.

EARTH DAY 2010  - April 22, 2010

First Year Anniversary of Green in BKLYN

40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Green in BKLYN

432 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205


Shop Owner: Elissa Olin


11:30am – 1:00pm

Leda Meredith, Author of The Locavore Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget

These days, nearly everyone wants to eat green and local, but tight schedules and even tighter budgets can make it seem like an unattainable goal. The Locavore’s Handbook: A Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget is here to help!

With practical, down-to-earth advice, Brooklyn-based Leda Meredith guides readers through the process of incorporating locally grown foods into their meals. In a concise book designed for mainstream readers, she discusses budgeting; sourcing, growing, and preserving food; shopping efficiently; and supporting local merchants and planet Earth. Everyone, including time-pressed, cash-strapped urbanites with mini-refrigerators and zero storage space, will find inspiration and a host of helpful, surprising ideas.

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Vandra Thorburn, Vokashi Composting

Clinton Hill-based Vandra Thorburn is the founder & pioneer of Vokashi, a new local business providing buckets and bran to households, small businesses and catering companies for EM Bokashi composting.  The system has no smell, no bad odors, no bugs, flies or pests & it’s easy to manage in your own kitchen.  Plus, it works months faster than traditional composting.

Vandra will answer questions & speak about this unique composting alternative.

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Claudia Pearson, Illustrator of Tribal Alphabet

In Brooklyn artist Claudia Pearson’s debut creation for children, Tribal Alphabet, extraordinary illustrations come alive to celebrate the diversity of tribal communities and world's indigenous heritages.

A is for Australian Aborigine , B is for Basque, C is for Cherokee are some of the names of the different tribes from different parts of the world that go alphabetically from page to page all the way till Z is for Zulu. The stunning artwork coupled with the names of each tribe and simple, informative text set in rhyme to describe tribal lifestyle and culture equals enchanting learning galore!

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Organic Wine Reception with from Gnarly Vines, Myrtle Avenue Wine Shop

Additional events: May include live acoustic jazz, face painting, FreeCycle treasures from trash & more…