December 19, 2010

Located on a brownfield site along the east river, Solar1 was developed as an environmental learning center in Stuyvesant Cove Park. The building itself is solar-powered and used as a place to educate students and residents from New York to learn about the principles of energy conservation in the urban environment and their neighborhoods. Solar1 (the nonproft organization not the building of the same name) plans to create Solar 2 which will be a “Green Energy Arts and Education Center”. The building itself will be a Platinum LEED certified “net-zero” building. Some events they host are movie screenings during the summer (the building itself is powered by solar panels as is all of the equipment used for the screenings), renewable energy education program, estuary and native plant course designed around Stuyvesant park, etc. the programs and events the organization offers promote environmental education and civic engagement.


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