Beth Buczynski

 

Beth Buczynski is a freelance writer and editor currently living in the shadow of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Her passion for the planet started with the Truffula Trees, and she’s never stopped trying to make this planet a better place to live. She writes about clean technology, sustainable living, and environmental activism for EcoSalon and Care2, just to name a few. Beth believes collaborative consumption and opensource innovation is key to ending our mindless waste. Learn more about the overlap between sharing and sustainability in her new book, Sharing is Good.

Beth Buczynski
Nathan Sawaya's Repurposed LEGO 'Hugman' Sculptures Spread the Love in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park

Nathan Sawaya's Repurposed LEGO 'Hugman' Sculptures Spread the Love in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park

Here at Inhabitat we love anything LEGO, so it's no surprise that we're pretty fond of world-reknowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. Just in time for Earth Day, Sawaya impressed us…

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Step Inside the Trippy, Book-Lined Interior of D'espresso Cafe in NYC

Step Inside the Trippy, Book-Lined Interior of D'espresso Cafe in NYC

Even in today's digital world, printed books still enjoy a huge fan following. There's just something about holding a real book in your hand, wondering about the author, the characters,…

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What Does the Bankruptcy of the Company That Built Citi Bike Mean for Bike Sharing in NYC?

What Does the Bankruptcy of the Company That Built Citi Bike Mean for Bike Sharing in NYC?

Bixi, the Montreal-based non-profit that developed the technology for New York City's bike sharing program, has filed for bankruptcy. Although the financial crisis isn't entirely…

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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.…

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Order to Shoot Snowy Owls on Sight at JFK Airport Sparks Public Outcry

Order to Shoot Snowy Owls on Sight at JFK Airport Sparks Public Outcry

Yesterday, animal lovers everywhere were outraged to hear that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had added the majestic snowy owl to its airport kill list. The Port…

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NYC City Council Approves Raising of Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

NYC City Council Approves Raising of Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

New York's City Council recently voted to approve a law that will raise the legal tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21, a controversial move that continues a long and storied battle…

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New Article Highlights New York City's Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

New Article Highlights New York City's Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the U.S. last year, it did more than just flood streets and knock out power. In its wake, the superstorm also revealed terrifying deficiencies…

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Airbnb Scores Huge Victory in NYC's Short-Term Rental Debate

Airbnb Scores Huge Victory in NYC's Short-Term Rental Debate

In a huge win for the sharing economy in New York City, Airbnb announced an important legal victory this week for those who rent out their spare rooms using the online platform. In May,…

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Rogue Bike Lanes Pop Up in Midtown Manhattan

Rogue Bike Lanes Pop Up in Midtown Manhattan

Without proper bike lanes, the simple act of riding can become a life-threatening affair. That's why a group of rogue bicycling activists who call themselves "Right of Way" have taken…

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Tamara Kostianovsky's Morbid Meat Slab Sculptures are Actually Made from Secondhand Clothes

Tamara Kostianovsky's Morbid Meat Slab Sculptures are Actually Made from Secondhand Clothes

We have become so desensitized to the actuality of meat that we often think of it like a textile - simply a material to be cut, trimmed, and stitched into the form we…

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Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

It's been a long week full of rather sad news, so here's a heart-warmer for you to get the weekend started. Commuters attempting to board the lunchtime train yesterday at the B/Q…

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Queens' 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Moves One Step Closer To Demolition

Queens' 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Moves One Step Closer To Demolition

In early 2012, Inhabitat reported that 5 Pointz, a Long Island City community icon and haven for graffiti artists, was slated for demolition. The building, a former record needle…

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10 Cent Plastic Bag Surcharge Could Be Coming Soon to New York City

10 Cent Plastic Bag Surcharge Could Be Coming Soon to New York City

Would you stop asking for plastic bags from your local supermarket if you had to pay 10 cents for each one? A new bill proposed by the New York City Council today is counting on just…

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Dog-Killing Blue Green Algae Bacteria Found in Parts of Long Island

Dog-Killing Blue Green Algae Bacteria Found in Parts of Long Island

It sounds like the opening scene of a horror movie: a dog in Long Island was playing with its owner and stopped to take a drink from a local pond. A short while later, the poor Jack…

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Over a Hundred Dolphins Found Dead on East Coast Beaches and No One Knows Why

Over a Hundred Dolphins Found Dead on East Coast Beaches and No One Knows Why

While beachgoers were splashing in the surf and working on their tans this summer, something sinister was happening in the waters off of the East Coast of the U.S. There has been a…

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James McNabb Transforms Bits Of Scrap Wood Into Intricate Miniature Cityscapes

James McNabb Transforms Bits Of Scrap Wood Into Intricate Miniature Cityscapes

Like other miniature cityscapes we've featured in the past, The City Series depicts tiny skyscrapers made out of unusual materials. But that's where the likeness to other exhibits ends.…

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Hurricane Sandy Victims Must Wait Another Month For Emergency Funds Thanks To House GOP

Hurricane Sandy Victims Must Wait Another Month For Emergency Funds Thanks To House GOP

While many Americans are relieved that the country won't go tumbling off the much ballyhooed fiscal cliff (yet, anyway) there are thousands for whom relief is nowhere in sight. This…

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Harlem Applebee's Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

Harlem Applebee's Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

NYC's first-ever LEED Gold restaurant will be opening in December - and somewhat surprisingly, it will be an Applebee's. Up until now, the American chain eatery hasn't exactly had a…

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Could Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Protect Lower Manhattan From Flooding in Future Superstorms?

Could Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Protect Lower Manhattan From Flooding in Future Superstorms?

Photo from "Weather of the Future" by Heidi Cullen, one of the world's foremost climatologists and environmental journalists. The book is about the types of extreme forecasts we might…

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The Charge Cycle: Free Pedal-Powered Phone Charging Stations Could Come To NYC

The Charge Cycle: Free Pedal-Powered Phone Charging Stations Could Come To NYC

The constant search for an outlet: It's the one major drawbacks of all the mobile gadgets we love so much. If you're lucky enough to live in the Big Apple, however, resuscitating your…

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NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Hurricane Sandy has moved on after wreaking havoc on the East Coast and leaving several mid-Atlantic cities underwater. New York and New Jersey bore the brunt of Sandy's fury and…

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Reports Say Much of Atlantic City is Underwater Thanks to Hurricane Sandy

Reports Say Much of Atlantic City is Underwater Thanks to Hurricane Sandy

Photo: @jitneyguy The U.S. East Coast has been scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Sandy all weekend, and it seems that the storm's effects are already showing in a severe way. Water…

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