NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city’s eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg administration. As reported by Cains New York, Local environmental is

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Annual PlaNYC Report Shows NYC is Set to Exceed Climate Change Goals by 2030

Annual PlaNYC Report Shows NYC is Set to Exceed Climate Change Goals by 2030

According to an annual progress report released last week, PlaNYC is on track to exceed its greenhouse gas reduction goals by the year 2030. The paper measured progress on more than 100 citywide initiatives launched by the mayor’s office to meet its

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How NYC Colleges Are Leading the Charge for PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

How NYC Colleges Are Leading the Charge for PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Some of New York’s colleges and universities have been quietly making every day Earth Day with a series of efforts to boost sustainability and conservation. From adding green roofs to their buildings to installing new wastewater management systems, many

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10 Global Companies Join PlaNYC Carbon Challenge to Cut Greenhouse Emissions

10 Global Companies Join PlaNYC Carbon Challenge to Cut Greenhouse Emissions

New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017 has taken another step in the right direction. At a press conference at Rockefeller University yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the expansion of the PlaNYC Carbon

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6 Ways PlaNYC Has Successfully Made New York a Greener Place to Live

6 Ways PlaNYC Has Successfully Made New York a Greener Place to Live

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Travel Time Reduced by 20% for Thousands of Bus Passengers
Among various new public transportation initiatives that have been launched to improve service, reduce travel time and get more people around the city car-free,

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Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

As Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure approaches its end, many are discussing what his long-lasting legacy will be. Education and economic development have been pillars of his administration, but no doubt Bloomberg will also be remembered for PlaNYC. The 30 year sustainability

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The Municipal Art Society Presents PlaNYC 2.0: A Conversation with David Bragdon

The Municipal Art Society Presents PlaNYC 2.0: A Conversation with David Bragdon

The Municipal Art Society is hosting an exciting opportunity to hear about what’s new in the city’s efforts to make NYC a greener city. The event, PlaNYC 2.0 will feature speaker David Bragdon, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.

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Updates to Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on Landfills, Banning Dirty Oils

Updates to Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on Landfills, Banning Dirty Oils

Mayor Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York today, assessing the program’s progress since its launch four years ago.

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NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

New York’s sustainability plan is fleshed out a little more this week, as Mayor Bill de Blasio rolls out NYC Clean Fleet, a comprehensive plan to create the largest electric vehicle fleet of any U.S. city, cut municipal vehicle emissions in half by 80

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NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation millionth tree of the MillionTreesNYC initiative at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx first city

ew York Restoration Project (NYRP) is driven by the conviction that all New Yorkers

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Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

A public forum tonight, October 6, will be the last chance for residents to weigh in on the city’s ambitious plan to create a flood barrier along the East River. The meeting will be held at Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt St., starting at 6 PM local

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Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

The 26 NYC buildings still illegally using No. 6 oil include the Coach HQ and a luxury Fifth Ave. building across the street from the Met.

Related: Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on Landfills, Banning Dirty Oils

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NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the creation of a new $1.8 million program to fund the development of local responses to climate change. The Community Climate Initiative will provide competitive grants to locally-based across

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Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

New Yorkers sick of Old Man Winter now have another exciting reason to look forward to spring: New York’s MillionTreesNYC just announced its annual spring tree giveaway! The PlaNYC greening initiative, which already boasts the country’s largest municipal tree

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Bush Terminal Park’s New Shipping Container Bathroom Will be Topped With a Green Roof

Bush Terminal Park’s New Shipping Container Bathroom Will be Topped With a Green Roof

Bush Terminal is getting a bit greener every day thanks to a project that’s turning the former toxic brownfield site into a public park. The latest addition to the site is a 1,200-square-foot, green-roofed comfort station made from shipping containers. Designed

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Biggest Update to NYC’s Air Pollution Control Code Since 1975

Mayor de Blasio Announces Biggest Update to NYC’s Air Pollution Control Code Since 1975

This week, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the biggest update to the city’s Air Pollution Control Code since 1975 at an Earth Day event in Union Square. The plan will focus on updating regulations for pollution sources that currently have little

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Don’t Forget to Apply for NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement by March 15th

Don’t Forget to Apply for NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement by March 15th

The deadline to apply for NYC’s green roof tax abatement program is approaching fast. The Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition recently reminded us that applications must be in by March 15, 2014. New legislation also raised the abatement

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Hospital Disaster Resiliency Program Aims to Prevent Future Hurricanes From Crippling NYC Medical System

Hospital Disaster Resiliency Program Aims to Prevent Future Hurricanes From Crippling NYC Medical System

When Hurricane Sandy struck in October of 2012, one of its most dire consequences was that it effectively put six New York hospitals out of commission. The facilities could have provided critical disaster relief, however they were shut down forcing 6,500

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Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

It’s a new year and New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in yesterday as the 109th mayor of NYC, and described the metropolis he inherited as a “tale of two cities” in his inauguration speech. “Big dreams are not a luxury reserved for a

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New York City Greenhouse Gas Emissions Have Dropped 19 Percent Since 2005

New York City Greenhouse Gas Emissions Have Dropped 19 Percent Since 2005

Michael Bloomberg had yet another nice announcement for New Yorkers as he left office this week – citywide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have dropped a whopping 19 percent since 2005. Major changes in city operations, such as the implementation of cleaner

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NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of fourteen environmental cleanup projects in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan as part of the New York City Brownfield Cleanup Program. Bloomberg also revealed that the Office of Environmental

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Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

It’s been some time since we last heard about Cornell’s forthcoming 12.5 acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island, but the plans moved forward today as Mayor Bloomberg officially signed off on a transfer of the prized land to the university. Now that Mayor

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NYC’s New State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility to Eliminate 150,000 Annual Truck Trips

NYC’s New State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility to Eliminate 150,000 Annual Truck Trips

New York City recently announced the opening of the new state-of-the-art Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn. The waterfront, barge-based recycling center has the capacity to process 1,000 tons of metal, glass and plastic recyclables daily

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NYC Homeless Man Codes App That Helps Reduce Carbon Emissions

NYC Homeless Man Codes App That Helps Reduce Carbon Emissions

Leo Grand doesn’t fit the typical archetype of an environmentalist. Despite having unveiled his car-sharing app, Trees for Cars, to the world last Tuesday, Grand has been sleeping on the streets of New York City for over two years. But Leo’s homelessness,

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NYC Food Waste Challenge Announces 2,500 Tons of Trash Diverted from Landfills

NYC Food Waste Challenge Announces 2,500 Tons of Trash Diverted from Landfills

Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Food Waste Challenge reached a major milestone recently with the announcement that the city diverted over 2,500 tons of food from landfills in the past six months. The voluntary composting program, which consists of over 100 participating

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