Nicole Abene

 

Nicole is a recent graduate of NYU’s Environmental Studies program. Growing up by the beach in New Jersey, she fell in love with the outdoors and has been trying to find a way to live in harmony with it ever since. She has worked with organizations to promote urban gardening, waste reduction, and energy efficiency in New York City. Nicole enjoys camping, knitting, and continuously attempting to bake the perfect cupcake.

Nicole Abene
The Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center are a Hidden Urban Treasure

The Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center are a Hidden Urban Treasure

  On a quest to visit all of New York City's most fabulous outdoor spaces?  Then the Rockefeller Center's hidden rooftop gardens are a must to add to your list - unfortunately, they may

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GIVEAWAY: Win a $150 Green Shopping Spree on Totsy.com!

GIVEAWAY: Win a $150 Green Shopping Spree on Totsy.com!

Calling all eco-friendly moms! Looking to update your little one's wardrobe for the fall? Then check out Totsy, a fabulous flash sale site for eco-kids and green moms on a budget. This

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Microsoft’s “Printing Dress” Displays Tweets as Public Art

Microsoft’s “Printing Dress” Displays Tweets as Public Art

  Ever wished the whole world followed you on Twitter?  With the "printing dress" they don't have to because you can display your tweets across the skirt of this piece of high-tech

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Stalled Manhattan Construction Site Transformed into Riverpark Restaurant Farm

Stalled Manhattan Construction Site Transformed into Riverpark Restaurant Farm

If New Yorkers were able to make a few changes to their beloved city, more green spaces and less stalled construction sites would be at the top of their lists. One such construction site is the

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Wacky-Looking “Brain Cap” Transfers Thoughts Into Motion

Wacky-Looking “Brain Cap” Transfers Thoughts Into Motion

Yes, this looks like a poster for a new Sci-Fi flick, but it's actually a hat that transfers thoughts into motion! Designed by José ‘Pepe’ L. Contreras-Vidal, an associate professor of

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Broken Blender Rewired Into a Bright Retro Lamp

Broken Blender Rewired Into a Bright Retro Lamp

The improper disposal of e-waste can be a serious detriment to the environment and the health of humans. So instead of trashing this broken blender, Minda Merinsky transformed it into a brand

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ABC123 Chair is Made Entirely from Building Blocks

ABC123 Chair is Made Entirely from Building Blocks

Kids love bright colors and fun designs, but the plastic furniture readily available to adorn their rooms is usually predictable and non eco-friendly. BRC Designs fixes this problem with their

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Inhabitat Stories Featured on New Pop Culture Website PopPressed

Inhabitat Stories Featured on New Pop Culture Website PopPressed

PopPressed, a website dedicated to showcasing the best in pop culture, is a must see for every pop culture addict on the web.  Not only do they regularly feature the best in green design from

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