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NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010 (pt2) from NENtv on Vimeo.


In the second part of our NEN Clean & Green Summit 2010 highlights coverage, NENtv catches up with SF Dept. of the Environment’s Sunshine Swinford about her favorite parts of the day, Jennifer Gorospe about testing for heavy metals in our soils, and Bonnie Ora Sherk and Jennifer Clary about why we should daylight more creeks in San Francisco.

[Also viewable on Youtube here.]


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Sorting My Trash from NENtv on Vimeo.


Trash, recycling, or compost? Who doesn’t scratch their head at some point when sorting their trash? With a million different kinds of items to throw away, it’s easy to get confused as to what goes in what bin.

Never fear, NENtv’s Ashley Larson is here to clear the fog. She catches up with SF Department of the Environment’s Jean Walsh and Deanna Simon to demystify some of the most commonly confused items. Watch this video and, trust us, you’ll sort it out.

[Also viewable on Youtube here.]


The NEN and AII Release the First Episodes of NENtv’s KIOSK

The Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) and the Art Institute of California San Francisco have collaborated through the NEN University Academic Alliance to produce the first two NENtv episodes of “Kiosk”.

Kiosk is a 30 minute broadcast quality TV show dedicated to elevating and celebrating the community building work that is happening in the neighborhoods every day. Each episode features both in studio guests as well as video profiles of people and organizations from around the City who are making a difference in their communities.

The premier episodes include:

Building Community, One Garden at a Time

The Power of Art and Building Strong Communities

KIOSK was produced and directed by students enrolled in instructor Marc Smolowitz’s Studio Production course. “As an instructor, it’s my goal to help the students achieve the academic goals of the curriculum.” Stated Smolowitz, “If we can do so while at the same time helping the communities of San Francisco celebrate the great work happening in their neighborhoods, it only enhances the learning experience.”

Daniel Homsey, the program manager of the NEN, stated “The ability to collaborate with an organization such as the Art Institute of California San Francisco with its talented instructors and students, helps the NEN achieve its mission to help the communities of San Francisco no only be acknowledged for their work, but also present their efforts in a way that is easily consumable for other residents.”

To view the episodes of NENtv’s KIOSK, visit empowersf.org/nentv.

The Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) was launched in the fall of 2007, when the City and County of San Francisco partnered with residents and community serving non profits to create a new platform to nurture collaboration and community centric problem solving. The NEN’s mission is to develop tools, resources and strategic partnerships that empower communities to steward themselves to being safer, cleaner, greener and healthier places to live and work.


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NEN Kiosk: Growing Communities from NENtv on Vimeo.

This debut episode of the NEN Kiosk focuses on community gardens. Join NEN’s Daniel Homsey as he talks about this growing trend with Blair Randall of Garden for the Environment, Fran Martin of the Visitacion Valley Greenway and Mei Ling Hui of the SF Department of the Environment. These community leaders join in to share their experiences with community gardens and how they play a major role in uniting neighborhoods.

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