Sherrell Dorsey

 

Sherrell Dorsey is a writer, social entrepreneur and advocate for environmental, social and economic equity in underserved communities. When she's not obsessively learning how to decrease her carbon footprint, Sherrell contributes frequently on green design, sustainable architecture and environmental policy at Inhabitat.com. A featured safe cosmetics expert on Fox News, her work has also covered the pages of Black Enterprise and Organic Spa Magazine. Follow Sherrell on twitter @sherrell_dorsey.

Sherrell Dorsey
Growing Number of Whales and Sharks in NYC Indicate Cleaner Waters

Growing Number of Whales and Sharks in NYC Indicate Cleaner Waters

While you might think Sharknado 2 would be your only chance to see a shark in New York City, sightings of large sea creatures in the area have actually increased this summer. So why are…

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Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Developed and tested over the course of two years in a project collaboration between Bryant Park Corporation, Green Barrel Energy Inc., and Landscape Forms, CityCharge isn’t your…

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Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Did you know that there's no need to trek all the way upstate to go camping? Whether it's waking up to birds chirping in Van Cortlandt Park or staring up at the starry sky from the…

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Check Out This Giant Map of NYC Neighborhoods Made From Hundreds of Smaller Maps

Check Out This Giant Map of NYC Neighborhoods Made From Hundreds of Smaller Maps

It's rare to see anyone using paper maps nowadays since we've become so accustomed to pulling up directions on our phones. But for artist Martin McCormack, creator of The Great NYC…

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Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC's annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists…

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Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC

Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC

In response to the public outrage caused by news of a “poor door” entrance designated for affordable housing tenants at an Upper East Side luxury condo development, Mayor de…

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the…

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New Amsterdam School's Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

New Amsterdam School's Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in…

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at…

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10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

Earth Under the Spotlight Get up close and personal with Mother Earth as you collect rocks, survey soil, and study pond water in High Rock Park. Examine samples of these elements under…

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Bridgeport, Connecticut Plans to Convert a Landfill into New England's Largest Solar Power Array

Bridgeport, Connecticut Plans to Convert a Landfill into New England's Largest Solar Power Array

Garbage dumps don't exactly have the greenest reputation, but one former landfill in Bridgeport, Connecticut is changing that with an exciting new solar venture. A recent City…

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Help Restore the Destroyed East Harlem Urban Garden Center

Help Restore the Destroyed East Harlem Urban Garden Center

A local East Harlem business is picking up the pieces after it was destroyed by the devastating explosion that took place in the neighborhood two weeks ago. Undeterred by the broken…

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The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

Green tech startups now have a new place to call home in downtown Brooklyn. The Urban Future Lab - which was unveiled last week by the New York City Economic Development Corporation…

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New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities

New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities

There's no debate that the students of today will be the driving force behind innovations in green technology and energy tomorrow. To support these future leaders, MOUSE and Solar…

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NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

As tiny as they are, those plastic microbeads you find in your face and body washes are polluting New York waters in a significant way. Used as exfoliating abrasives in beauty…

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14 Local NYC Valentine's Day Gifts for the Big Apple of Your Eye

14 Local NYC Valentine's Day Gifts for the Big Apple of Your Eye

SWEET AND SAVORY CHEESE BOX Impress your beau with this culinary cheese and cracker set accompanied by a custom state-shaped cutting board. Birthed in Brooklyn, AHEIRLOOM is the…

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NYC Woman Warms Homeless Feet One Pair of Socks at a Time

NYC Woman Warms Homeless Feet One Pair of Socks at a Time

This winter has been especially brutal for thousands of homeless individuals living on the streets of New York City. While some might offer up a cup of coffee, a meal or even a few…

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Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

What if you could change the world with a vision and a hammer? That's exactly what happened when a group of high school students living in rural Bertie County - the poorest county in…

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Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized in New York for Limited Use

Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized in New York for Limited Use

Photo via Shutterstock New York is set to soon become the 21st state to legalize medical marijuana use. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an executive action today that will loosen…

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Recycled Christmas Trees to Get Second Life as Dunes for Rockaway Beaches

Recycled Christmas Trees to Get Second Life as Dunes for Rockaway Beaches

The holiday spirit is being revived in New York as discarded Christmas trees find new homes along the beaches of Rockaway. The city plans to collect up to 3,000 trees during its annual…

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Tavern on the Green Slated to Reopen This Month with Local Food-Filled Menu

Tavern on the Green Slated to Reopen This Month with Local Food-Filled Menu

The long-awaited resurrection of New York’s historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is slated to make its big debut later this month. The reconstructed Central Park gem, which is now…

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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…

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Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

An eclectic team of architects, designers, urban planners and filmmakers are giving new life to vacant storefronts on the Lower East Side with their ready-made kit of furnishings stored…

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Van Alen Institute Announces Collective-LOK as Ground/Work Competition Winner

Van Alen Institute Announces Collective-LOK as Ground/Work Competition Winner

“Collective–LOK’s proposal, entitled "Screen Play", presents a highly flexible space utilizing a subtle interplay of surfaces and screens to allow for the diverse range of uses…

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New York Launches $1 Billion Green Bank

New York Launches $1 Billion Green Bank

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the launch of New York’s first $1 billion Green Bank through a petition to release and use $165 million in uncommitted funds for the bank’s…

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