Staten Island Children's Museum Gets a Striking New Solar-Power Shade Structure

Staten Island Children's Museum Gets a Striking New Solar-Power Shade Structure

The Meadow Structure at the Staten Island Children's Museum is a 2,200 square-foot tensile roof featuring Birdair’s steel cable systems and PTFE and a Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass…

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New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

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Empire State Building's Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

Empire State Building's Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

The Empire State Building's iconic lights are getting a green makeover! The famous floodlights that change hues to commemorate all of the holidays of the year will soon be powered by…

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Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

The bill proposing a natural gas pipeline extension through the New York area that passed through the House of Representatives earlier this year has just been approved by the Senate.…

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Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint kids in the SYSTEM program, a summer educational internship sponsored by the Greenpoint YMCA, (as well as NYU Wallerstein Collaborative and Exxon Mobile,) learned how to…

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PHOTOS: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Launch

PHOTOS: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Launch "Artists Against Fracking" Group

At the conference, Sean explained that New York governor Andrew Cuomo has the choice to decide whether to allow shale gas drilling and hydrofracking in New York State.…

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Proposed Long Island Wind Farm Could Supply 350,000 kWh of Electricity to NY

Proposed Long Island Wind Farm Could Supply 350,000 kWh of Electricity to NY

A coalition consisting of the LIPA (Long Island Power Authority), ConEd and NYPA (New York Power Authority) is working to construct a wind farm 12 miles off the coast of Long Island…

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Spectra Pipeline Protestors Rally Against Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline on Manhattan's West Side

Spectra Pipeline Protestors Rally Against Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline on Manhattan's West Side

Protestors from Monday night's "Spectra Showdown," a demonstration against the construction of the controversial gas pipeline between New York and New Jersey, are reportedly still…

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Charge Your Cell Phone for Free at Pensa's Pop-Up Solar Charging Stations in Dumbo

Charge Your Cell Phone for Free at Pensa's Pop-Up Solar Charging Stations in Dumbo

Cellphone dead? No sweat. Head on over to Street Charge, a group of solar-powered phone charging stations in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and juice it back up for free. Implemented by Pensa, a…

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NY Sun Initiative Announces $107 Million in Incentives for New Solar Projects in New York

NY Sun Initiative Announces $107 Million in Incentives for New Solar Projects in New York

New Yorkers now have another reason to buy into solar energy as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced an incredible $107 million in incentives for new photovoltaic systems built…

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The Intercontinental Times Square Becomes the Largest New-Build Hotel to Achieve LEED Certification in the US

The Intercontinental Times Square Becomes the Largest New-Build Hotel to Achieve LEED Certification in the US

The Intercontinental has had their eye on the LEED prize from the very beginning. They chose to build on a previously developed site, where they recycled 75% of the construction debris…

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New Tree-Lined Solar Streetscape Could Be Coming Soon to Manhattan's Upper West Side

New Tree-Lined Solar Streetscape Could Be Coming Soon to Manhattan's Upper West Side

Upper West Siders rejoice! A stretch of Columbus Ave. is about to get a green makeover with solar technology infusing the sidewalks. The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District…

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The Incredible Hulk Throws His Green Weight Behind the New York Solar Jobs Act

The Incredible Hulk Throws His Green Weight Behind the New York Solar Jobs Act

Everyone knows that The Incredible Hulk is green, but did you know that he supports green jobs in New York too? Mark Ruffalo, the actor who plays the brawny superhero recently threw his…

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NYC Plan to Suck Manhattan Garbage Through Vacuum-Powered Trash Tubes May Not Be a

NYC Plan to Suck Manhattan Garbage Through Vacuum-Powered Trash Tubes May Not Be a "Pipe" Dream

In the popular cartoon Futurama, a maze of vacuum-powered suction tubes is used to transport people around the city of New New York - but did you know that a similar system is currently…

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Scorching Heat Wave Hits NYC, New Yorkers Warned to Stay Cool

Scorching Heat Wave Hits NYC, New Yorkers Warned to Stay Cool

New Yorkers are being warned to stay cool today as a scorching heat wave hits the city. According to weather prediction site AccuWeather, temperatures in The Big Apple are expected to…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces $100M For NY Landlords To Find Cleaner Alternatives To Heavy Heating Oils

Mayor Bloomberg Announces $100M For NY Landlords To Find Cleaner Alternatives To Heavy Heating Oils

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that the city's landlords will be receiving more than $100 million in financing to help them switch from heavy heating oils to…

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Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

New Yorker and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin wants to green his East Hampton home by juicing it up with wind power. The famous actor recently applied to install a wind turbine on his…

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Mayor Bloomberg Turns on NYC's First Wind Turbine at a City School

Mayor Bloomberg Turns on NYC's First Wind Turbine at a City School

This week marked the very first installation of a wind turbine at a New York City school. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited The Town School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side…

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Solar One Announces Winners of the NYC School Green Lab Energy Challenge

Solar One Announces Winners of the NYC School Green Lab Energy Challenge

Solar One recently announced the winners of their 2012 Green Lab Energy competition, which challenged NYC schools to go head-to-head and see who could conserve the most electricity.…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Rollout of 325 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across NY State

Governor Cuomo Announces Rollout of 325 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across NY State

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that 325 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be rolled out across New York State. The initiative, which awarded $4.4 million…

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Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Station Pops Up in New York's Bryant Park

Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Station Pops Up in New York's Bryant Park

New Yorkers who take lunch at Bryant Park may have noticed a curious solar-powered contraption hanging around - one that charges cell phones! Designed by Brooklynite Tommy Mitchell, the…

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The New York-New Jersey Spectra Pipeline Gets the Green Light

The New York-New Jersey Spectra Pipeline Gets the Green Light

The Spectra Pipeline, which will bring natural gas to new areas around New York and New Jersey, has been given the green light. Also called the NJ-NY Expansion Project, it was finally…

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Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forward on East Coast

Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forward on East Coast

A proposal backed by Google for a wind power transmission line stretching from Virginia to New Jersey cleared a major regulatory hurdle on Monday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

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New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

Yesterday, a group named the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York held an event at the state capitol in Albany to present a “Declaration of Rights” to drill for natural gas on…

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be…

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