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LAST CHANCE FOR TOURS OF ECOHOUSE IN MANDARIN!
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Darcy Hector-Queens Botanical Garden
718-886-3800 ext. 330
dhector@queensbotanical.org

Alexis Greene-CEC
718-784-1444, ext. 156
646-382-7047
agreene@CECenter.org
 

                                                       

Wenhao Jiang, EcoHouse Intern
 

 




Saturday, August 17   noon to 6pm
Sunday, August 18  noon to 6pm
Thursday, August 22   noon to 6pm
Friday, August 23   noon to 6pm


Queens, NY – August 15, 2013 – Queens Botanical Garden is hosting the Community Environmental Center’s EcoHouse, a mobile, interactive, environmental education center, in QBG’s Parking Garden through August 30. Resembling a red-brick house-on-wheels, the 46-foot-long EcoHouse contains displays about energy-efficient lighting, water conservation, energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling systems, and many other energy-efficient-- and money saving -- devices and measures for one’s house or apartment.  

EcoHouse has been offering tours in Mandarin several days each week, courtesy of Wenhao Jiang, who serves as an EcoHouse intern.  Mr. Jiang is a native of Hangzhou, China and a student at Stony Brook University, soon to graduate with a degree in Environmental Studies.  Mr. Jiang’s internship will end on August 23.  CEC and QBG invite Mandarin speakers to take advantage of his informative tours before he returns to college.  No appointment is needed – simply stop by EcoHouse and you will be welcomed!
 
The QBG Parking Garden, where the exhibit is housed, is located at 42-80 Crommelin Street in Flushing, near College Point Blvd.   The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse will be open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am- 6pm.  Both the Garden and EcoHouse are wheelchair accessible.  

Admission to the Garden is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students with ID and children ages 3-12. Free for QBG members.  Admission to the Garden is free on Wednesdays 3:00pm – 6:00pm, and Sundays 4:00pm to 6:00pm. For more information about the Garden:   718-886-3800 and www.queensbotanical.org and for information about group tours of the EcoHouse: 718-784-1444, ext. 181 or kgloede@CECenter.org

Community Environmental Center (CEC), a Queens-based nonprofit that recently won the EPA’s prestigious 2013 Environmental Quality Award, brings energy efficiency to residential buildings and homes in the tri-state area. Founded by Richard Cherry in 1994, the company is the largest provider of weatherization under New York State’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). For more information, please visit www.CECenter.org and www.CECenter.org/ecohouse or call 718-784-1444.

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. Located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden is easily accessible by car, train, or bus. For travel directions and more information visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800. Queens Botanical Garden is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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