Will Giron

 

Will Giron is a writer, researcher, and photographer born and raised in Queens, NY. He is currently completing his studies at St. John's University in Journalism. His main areas of interest are in urban policy analysis, particularly in community development, environmental sustainability, alternative energy, transportation, and local politics. He currently maintains a blog covering and promoting social/global justice and policies through art and activism.

Will Giron
Mayor Bloomberg's Plan to Build Solar Panels on NYC Landfills Now in Progress

Mayor Bloomberg's Plan to Build Solar Panels on NYC Landfills Now in Progress

Good news once again for the NYC solar power enthusiast! Energy developers are lining up for a chance to develop solar panels on the city's landfills, as part of the mayor's PlaNYC…

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NYC's Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

NYC's Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

New York City's historic Public Theater is going green. The producers of the world famous "Shakespeare in the Park" are renovating their Astor Place headquarters as part of a…

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Empire State Building to Receive LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building to Receive LEED Gold Certification

The Empire State Building is now looking to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Buildings Council this month.

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Religious Rituals Conducted in Jamaica Bay Detrimental to Natural Ecology

Religious Rituals Conducted in Jamaica Bay Detrimental to Natural Ecology

To New Yorkers, the Jamaica Bay is hardly seen as sacred, but for the growing Hindu community in Richmond Hill, Queens, the body of water in the Gateway National Recreation Area has…

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City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

Earlier this week, city officials broke ground on a brownfield site in Williamsburg, initiating a clean-up and redevelopment of Triangle Court, a vacant lot just east of the BQE.

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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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Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Another Mass Killing of Prospect Park Geese

Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Another Mass Killing of Prospect Park Geese

Councilmen Brad Lander and Steve Levin (D–Park Slope), are introducing new legislation to that would prevent another Prospect Park geese slaughter this summer.

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New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Environmental Sustainability

New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Environmental Sustainability

Michielli + Wyetzner Architects has combined elegant contemporary design with emergency response practicality in the design of a new EMS station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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NYC Public Schools Receive Funding For Student Gardens

NYC Public Schools Receive Funding For Student Gardens

As part of a new program, Grow to Learn: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative, 29 NYC public schools will receive $2000 in grants from GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, in…

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Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable…

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Discovery of Asbestos Complicates Removing PCB Leaking Lights from NYC Schools

Discovery of Asbestos Complicates Removing PCB Leaking Lights from NYC Schools

The fact that PCBs have been leaking into New York City's schools for months is bad enough, but now the situation has been even further complicated with the discovery of asbestos.

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Poorly Installed AC Units Cost New York City $180 Million in Fuel Consumption

Poorly Installed AC Units Cost New York City $180 Million in Fuel Consumption

According to a new report by the Urban Green Council, air conditioners that are not installed properly and are poorly fitted cost the city $130 million to $180 million in fuel…

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NYC Hires Biologist to 'Manage' Geese Population in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

NYC Hires Biologist to 'Manage' Geese Population in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

NYC Department of Sanitation is hiring a biologist from the United States Department of Agriculture, in an effort to track “wildlife hazards” of Canadian geese in NYC.

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EPA Wants 5-Year Removal Plan for PCB Leaking Lights in NYC Schools

EPA Wants 5-Year Removal Plan for PCB Leaking Lights in NYC Schools

The EPA has rejected the Bloomberg administration's 10-year removal plan and is pushing for a five-year removal deadline.

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NYSERDA Launches $25 Million Solar Thermal Incentive Program

NYSERDA Launches $25 Million Solar Thermal Incentive Program

NYSERDA launched an incentive program for thermal solar systems, in an effort to encourage New Yorkers to swap electric hot water systems for solar-powered systems.

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Aveeno Grows a Forest in the Middle of Times Square in NYC

Aveeno Grows a Forest in the Middle of Times Square in NYC

A leafy forest has taken root in the concrete jungle!

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The Bronx is the Least Healthy County in New York, According to New Study

The Bronx is the Least Healthy County in New York, According to New Study

Of New York's 62 counties, the Bronx is the least healthiest county in the entire state.

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DHL Launches Green Delivery Fleet in New York City

DHL Launches Green Delivery Fleet in New York City

In an effort to reduce its impact on the NYC environment, DHL, a global logistics leader, recently unveiled its new 80 vehicle strong green fleet of delivery trucks. According to its…

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NYC Department of Health Bans High Fat Food For Its Employees

NYC Department of Health Bans High Fat Food For Its Employees

The DOH has announced new rules of conduct and diet for the workplace, in order to effectively restrict and reduce high fat and sugary food consumption.

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Brooklyn Residents Gather to Protest Prospect Park Geese Gassing

Brooklyn Residents Gather to Protest Prospect Park Geese Gassing

Activists gathered outside of the Prospect Park Gala yesterday in protest of last year's slaughter of hundreds of geese by federal agents.

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