Jessica Dailey

 

Jessica is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist. A Pittsburgh native, she moved to New York to pursue her love of writing. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and received her master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She loves reporting on art, food, and the green community in New York City. When she’s not searching for the next best story, she spends her time foraging at Greenmarkets, whipping up new recipes, and exploring the city’s endless art scene.

Jessica Dailey
Empowerhouse Takes First Place in Affordability at the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

Empowerhouse Takes First Place in Affordability at the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

One of the most common arguments against building energy-efficient homes is that the upfront costs are just too high, but this year's Solar Decathlon competition is telling another story. For

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Middlebury College’s Self-Reliance Solar Decathlon House Wins Communications Contest!

Middlebury College’s Self-Reliance Solar Decathlon House Wins Communications Contest!

The familiar shape of Middlebury's home was inspired by New England farmhouses that are ubiquitous throughout the school's home state of Vermont. The gable shape looks decidedly traditional, but

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The Milk Truck Mobile Breastfeeding Unit Takes to the Streets of Pittsburgh

The Milk Truck Mobile Breastfeeding Unit Takes to the Streets of Pittsburgh

A giant pink breast has just rolled into Pittsburgh, and it's there to stay for the next two and a half months. The three foot tall breast sits atop Jill Miller's Milk Truck, a mobile

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PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

Sixteen of the teams are from American colleges and universities, with the other four teams coming from China, Canada, New Zealand, and Belgium. The InhabitatNYC team is particularly excited

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Insert ___ Here Project Points Out Prime Spots for Green Solutions Around NYC

Insert ___ Here Project Points Out Prime Spots for Green Solutions Around NYC

Know of a great spot for a new public park or an ideal location for a bike rack? Thanks to Eve Mosher's "Insert __ Here" eco art project, now you can let everyone else know, too, by pointing one

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Food Industry Wages War Against Food Waste

Food Industry Wages War Against Food Waste

In 2009, more than 30 million tons of food was dumped into landfills, making food the most abundant material there by far. This amounts to roughly 200 pounds a year for every single individual

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Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

After a $100 million green renovation that took more than two years, the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification, making it the tallest building in the United States to be

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Republicans Use Solyndra Bankruptcy to Fuel Anti-Green Sentiments

Republicans Use Solyndra Bankruptcy to Fuel Anti-Green Sentiments

As expected, Solyndra's filing for bankruptcy has sparked political arguments and caused Republicans to sling anti-green and anti-Obama allegations focused around the company receiving $535

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Researchers Studying How to Increase Fuel Efficiency By Changing Our Behavior

Researchers Studying How to Increase Fuel Efficiency By Changing Our Behavior

Sure, you can save fuel by making lighter cars and more efficient engines or by adding new batteries, but what if fuel economy could be boosted just by changing the bad habits of drivers?

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The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been

The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The World Trade Center may still largely be a construction site, but all eyes are on the site's first new skyscraper, One

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What Ever Happened to Daniel Libeskind’s Original WTC Freedom Tower Design?

What Ever Happened to Daniel Libeskind’s Original WTC Freedom Tower Design?

With the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks just a few days away, all eyes are on the World Trade Center site. The National 9/11 Memorial will open this Sunday, and One World Trade

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SolarCity’s SolarStrong Project Will Double the Number of Residential Solar Panels in the U.S.

SolarCity’s SolarStrong Project Will Double the Number of Residential Solar Panels in the U.S.

From solar backpacks to solar tents, the U.S. military has been implementing solar power (and other renewable energy sources) in innovative ways for quite some time. So it's really no surprise

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The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and it also marks the opening of the National 9/11 Memorial, which transforms the empty void of Ground Zero into a peaceful

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CarbFix: Revolutionary Tech Could Trap CO2 Forever by Turning It Into Harmless Rock

CarbFix: Revolutionary Tech Could Trap CO2 Forever by Turning It Into Harmless Rock

Iceland is well know for its use of renewable energy, particularly geothermal energy, but soon the country could be combating climate change in a very different, but equally innovative way.

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Obama Abandons EPA’s Stricter Smog Regulations

Obama Abandons EPA’s Stricter Smog Regulations

The Obama Administration is continuing its maddeningly anti-environmental course by blocking the EPA from enforcing stricter rules for air quality. Just last week, the administration approved

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Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Chinese environmental groups are accusing Apple, Inc. of turning a blind eye to the widespread pollution caused by the company's Chinese supply chain. A new 46-page study issued yesterday

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27 Sol LeWitt Sculptures Enliven New York’s City Hall Park

27 Sol LeWitt Sculptures Enliven New York’s City Hall Park

With world-famous parks like the High Line and Central Park, smaller green spaces in New York City often get overlooked. But this summer, the small City Hall Park at the foot of the Brooklyn

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Shutting Down America’s Dirtiest Coal Plants Will Not Affect Our Power Supply

Shutting Down America’s Dirtiest Coal Plants Will Not Affect Our Power Supply

When the EPA announced its new regulations for coal plants back in July, the right wing media had a field day saying that the new rules, which will force the nation's dirtiest plants offline,

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200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’

200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’

For city dwellers around the world, the starry night sky is something we rarely get to admire. Instead of gazing up at Ursa Major and Cassiopeia, we're treated to flickering city street lights

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Cost of Damages from Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

Cost of Damages from Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

While New York City may have been spared the worst, Irene still wreaked a lot of havoc along the Eastern Seaboard. The hurricane, which was downgraded to a tropical storm before landing in NYC,

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Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

It goes without saying that designers always have impeccably put together apartments and homes, but we must say that this historic boat turned floating home takes the cake for creative living.

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Paper Mill Waste Spill Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Fish in Louisiana’s Pearl River

Paper Mill Waste Spill Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Fish in Louisiana’s Pearl River

Just one dead fish sitting in the hot sun does not make for a pleasant smell, but imagine the stench from hundreds of thousands of dead fish spread out over 60 miles baking in 90 degree heat.

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5.9 Earthquake Shakes Eastern U.S. From Virginia to NYC and Beyond

5.9 Earthquake Shakes Eastern U.S. From Virginia to NYC and Beyond

Did you feel that shake? If you're anywhere near the East Coast, chances are you did. Around 1:50 p.m. today, a 5.9 earthquake shook the Eastern U.S. from North Carolina all the way up to

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Protests Continue Against the Proposed 1,700 Mile Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Protests Continue Against the Proposed 1,700 Mile Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Canada's tar sands have been dubbed "the most environmentally destructive project on Earth," and guess what? Now a money-hungry oil company wants to transport that crude acidic oil thousands of

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US Emissions Rose 4% in 2010, Partly Due to Increased Coal Use

US Emissions Rose 4% in 2010, Partly Due to Increased Coal Use

Despite all of the ongoing efforts to increase renewable energy and curb our carbon footprints, carbon dioxide emissions in the United States rose 3.9 percent last year. While this is upsetting

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PHOTOS: Boggsville Boatel Turns Defunct Boats into Floating Hotels for NYC!

PHOTOS: Boggsville Boatel Turns Defunct Boats into Floating Hotels for NYC!

Though many non-New Yorkers (and many a Manhattanite) fail to realize that there is more to New York than one jam-packed island, some of the city's best kept summer secrets lie on edges of the

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5 Tips for Greening Your Finances

5 Tips for Greening Your Finances

When you're considering ways to green your lifestyle, revamping your personal finance practices probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But considering the energy and materials wasted

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MB Architecture Builds a Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton, NY

MB Architecture Builds a Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton, NY

When you think of luxury homes, you might picture something along the lines of an energy-hogging, three-story mega mansion, decked out with a fancy facade and lavishly landscaped lawn. But

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Shell Struggles to Stop Second Leak on North Sea Oil Rig

Shell Struggles to Stop Second Leak on North Sea Oil Rig

It's starting to seem like we can't even go one day without news breaking about another oil spill ravaging the environment. Last Friday, Shell confirmed that its rig on the Gannet Alpha platform

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Plastic Disclosure Project Wants to Measure Your Plastic Footprint

Plastic Disclosure Project Wants to Measure Your Plastic Footprint

We're all very familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint, but have you ever thought about your plastic footprint? Well, the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) wants us to start. And

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