If you have not visited the ORLI homepage in a while, you will be greeted with a brand new video that showcases our work thus far in developing new ideas post-Superstorm Sandy. Please watch it below and share it with your friends!
We have some exciting projects and collaborations planned for 2014.
Our friends at GreenspaceNYC are developing a Civic Art Lab and will be based out of Detroit and New York City. Below is a description of the program:
CIVIC ART LAB 2014
In 2014 GreenspaceNYC is pleased to announce a spring and summer series of public events hosted in New York City and Detroit, addressing important local issues like urbanization, climate change, food justice, and social sustainability in fun and engaging ways. GreenspaceNYC's Civic Art Lab will work in collaboration with several organizations that embrace the mission of sustainability and pedagogy including Operation Resilient Long Island, Hack Manhattan, Fat Cat Jazz Club, Suntect Architecture Studio, Purple Tugboat Creative, Detroit Art Adventurers, and more.
Also, just announced today, NY State will be conducting Citizen Trainings for Emergency Preparedness. Info on the training and how to sign up is below:
"Governor Cuomo: We need more New Yorkers than ever to be prepared and trained to respond"
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will launch on February 1 the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program that will train 100,000 New Yorkers during 2014 in the proper preparation for emergencies or disasters. The program seeks to provide citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
“Severe weather events are becoming more frequent and extreme and to make sure that our communities are safe, we need more New Yorkers than ever to be prepared and trained to respond,” said Governor Cuomo. “The Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program will train 100,000 citizens to help provide crucial and critical assistance in their own homes or in their own communities whenever disaster strikes.”
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 - Richmond County
New Dorp High School, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
465 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 - Suffolk County
Farmingdale State College, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Hall, Multipurpose Room
2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Space is limited, so participants are required to register in advance.
Pre-registration for the training session is available at: