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 environmental initiative. Last week, mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his
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 restoration and redesign project. Thanks to extensive sustainability improvements, the Public Theater expects its landmarked Romanesque revival building to to receive LEED silver certification. Leading the green makeover is Ennead Architects, a firm internationally known its work on performance space, having worked on major institutions like Carnegie Hall and the Santa Fe Opera. Renovations are expected to be complete by the end of the year.
The Empire State Building is now looking to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Buildings Council this month.
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 become a stand-in Ganges River for ceremonial offerings.
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.
Mayor Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York today, assessing the program’s progress since its launch four years ago.
Councilmen Brad Lander and Steve Levin (D–Park Slope), are introducing new legislation to that would prevent another Prospect Park geese slaughter this summer.
Michielli + Wyetzner Architects has combined elegant contemporary design with emergency response practicality in the design of a new EMS station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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 an effort to promote the creation of sustainable school gardens.
Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable transportation. This new initiative is expected to bridge the gap between departmental
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.
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 consumption.
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.
The EPA has rejected the Bloomberg administration’s 10-year removal plan and is pushing for a five-year removal deadline.
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.
A leafy forest has taken root in the concrete jungle!
Of New York’s 62 counties, the Bronx is the least healthiest county in the entire state.
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 website, DHL’s all new commercial vehicles will cut down on fossil fuel use,
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.
Activists gathered outside of the Prospect Park Gala yesterday in protest of last year’s slaughter of hundreds of geese by federal agents.