WORKac Adds a Cheery Greenhouse and Kitchen to P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard

WORKac Adds a Cheery Greenhouse and Kitchen to P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard

The greenhouse garden portion of the building is made of polycarbonate and aluminum to help let in light throughout the day. The attached kitchen classroom is clad in multi-colored, pixelated patterns formed by low-cost shingles. There are also porthole windows

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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. Major changes in city operations, such as the implementation of cleaner

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100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

The LEED-certified Duggal Greenhouse serves as the hub of Duggal Energy Solutions—a green corporation dedicated to resolving global electricity, water, and agriculture problems. Mr. Duggal began investing in the Brooklyn Navy Yard over a decade ago with

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Sweet Greenhouse Made of Real Sugar Glass Comes to Storm King

Sweet Greenhouse Made of Real Sugar Glass Comes to Storm King

Lamson’s Solarium is a one-room cabin or mountain chapel intended for contemplation and meditation. It’s also an experimental greenhouse with three mini citrus trees inside, but it’s the outside of the structure that’s really sweet. The glass greenhouse is

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How NYC Colleges Are Leading the Charge for PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

How NYC Colleges Are Leading the Charge for PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Some of New York’s colleges and universities have been quietly making every day Earth Day with a series of efforts to boost sustainability and conservation. From adding green roofs to their buildings to installing new wastewater management systems, many

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10 Global Companies Join PlaNYC Carbon Challenge to Cut Greenhouse Emissions

10 Global Companies Join PlaNYC Carbon Challenge to Cut Greenhouse Emissions

New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017 has taken another step in the right direction. At a press conference at Rockefeller University yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the expansion of the PlaNYC Carbon

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

We were so intrigued by (and jealous of) Summer’s rainforest-esque digs that we had to catch up with her and see if she had any tips for aspiring urban gardeners like us. Here’s what she said:
INHABITAT: What inspired you to start a vertical garden in your

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MicroGreens: Bernheimer and LevenBetts’ Tiny Apartment Concept Boasts a Vertical Greenhouse

MicroGreens: Bernheimer and LevenBetts’ Tiny Apartment Concept Boasts a Vertical Greenhouse

The goal of MicroGreens is to create opportunities for urban farming for a better quality of life. The complex is made up of 56 micro-units, each with an outdoor terrace garden that can foster vegetables and small trees. A shared vertical greenhouse gives

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Williamsburg’s PS 84’s Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom Benefit Concert

Williamsburg’s PS 84’s Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom Benefit Concert

Listen to some great music while supporting a good cause at the OIDO benefit concert this weekend to raise funds for Williamsburg’s PS 84 Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom, a pioneering educational project to benefit the entire Williamsburg community.

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Carbon Quilt Video Shows New York Swallowed Up by Giant Greenhouse Gas Bubbles

Carbon Quilt Video Shows New York Swallowed Up by Giant Greenhouse Gas Bubbles

Ever wonder exactly how big New York City’s carbon footprint is? The Carbon Quilt, a company that specializes in visualizing greenhouse gas emissions, is answering that question with a video showing giant balls of gas taking over our streets. The film reflects

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New Report Shows That NYC’s Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

New Report Shows That NYC’s Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability has long been toiling away at its benchmark report on the city’s building energy use, and now the results are finally in. After analyzing over 1.8 billion square feet of properties, the mayor

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A Pop-Up Greenhouse by NY Sun Works Could Provide Cypress Hills With Farm Fresh Produce

A Pop-Up Greenhouse by NY Sun Works Could Provide Cypress Hills With Farm Fresh Produce

A new pop-up greenhouse could make its way to the Cypress Hills neighborhood in eastern Brooklyn. As part of an effort to battle the trend of obesity and diabetes in the low-income neighborhood, the conceptual Greenhouse Project will offer the community healthy

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NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

Good news, New York! We are on track to hit the PlaNYC goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017! Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement yesterday as he kicked off Climate Week. Our GHG levels are 12 percent below the 2005 baseline, and

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OPENgreenHOUSE Festival and Clossette Pop Up Swap Shop at the 14th Street Y

OPENgreenHOUSE Festival and Clossette Pop Up Swap Shop at the 14th Street Y

If noshing on yummy (and free!) organic treats and sipping fresh juices while shopping, swapping, learning and rocking out to a solar-powered DJ in an Urban Oasis sounds like your kind of party, mark your calendar for the 14th Street Y’s OPENgreenHOUSE, happening

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Have Some Free Eco Fun at the OPENgreenHOUSE Hosted by the 14th Street Y

Have Some Free Eco Fun at the OPENgreenHOUSE Hosted by the 14th Street Y

If noshing on yummy organic treats and sipping fresh juices while rocking out to a solar-powered DJ in an Urban Oasis sounds like your kind of party, mark your calendar for the 14th Street Y’s OPENgreenHOUSE, happening this Sunday, September 18th! The 14th

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New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses

New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses

New Yorkers have been growing urban farms for quite some time, but it finally looks like the city government is officially supporting urban farming efforts. City Council passed two bills last week in an effort to support consumption and production of local

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Roberta’s Pizza in Brooklyn Grows its Own Produce in Shipping Container Greenhouses

Roberta’s Pizza in Brooklyn Grows its Own Produce in Shipping Container Greenhouses

Not long ago, Bushwick, Brooklyn was an industrial wasteland, with cafes and bars few and far between. Now, it is home to one of Brooklyn’s most popular — and sustainable — restaurants, Roberta’s. Famous for their pizza, the restaurant has helped develop

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NYC-Based BrightFarms Wants to Bring Hydroponic Greenhouses to a Grocery Store Near You

NYC-Based BrightFarms Wants to Bring Hydroponic Greenhouses to a Grocery Store Near You

Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to get fresh and local produce while supporting the local economy, but they’re mostly on the weekends, in parks, and are rarely held during the cold winter months. But what if you could get that same fresh local

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Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins First Harvest This Month

Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins First Harvest This Month

With spring in full swing, local fresh produce is available all over the city and Gotham Greens, a new comer to the urban agricultural movement, will have its first harvest this month which will help contribute to a healthier and more sustainable city. Founders

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NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank announced a new partnership that will help cities speed up reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and become more energy efficient. The C40, headed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, signed

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PHOTOS: New York Sun Works Plants NYC’s First Public School Greenhouse On Top of P.S. 333

PHOTOS: New York Sun Works Plants NYC’s First Public School Greenhouse On Top of P.S. 333

Over 25 other schools around the country have approached NY Sun Works about incorporating similar projects into their curriculum, but being at the forefront of sustainable education has proved to be a challenge for NY Sun Works. Plenty of red tape lined the

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is fast becoming a vibrant hub for green industry. More than two dozen green companies operate there and a handful of buildings have been LEED certified. The construction of the Duggal Greenhouse, a 2-story, 60,000 square foot building,

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Compass Green: A Mobile Greenhouse Powered by Renewable Energy for NYC

Compass Green: A Mobile Greenhouse Powered by Renewable Energy for NYC

Spring is finally here and that means lots of delicious local food is coming our way! Fort Greene resident Nick Runkle and his business partner Justin Cutter are the latest pair helping to make it easier for New Yorkers to have access to quality local produce.

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Greenhouse

Greenhouse

Greenhouse is NYC’s first eco-friendly luxury club, and is the prefect mix of sustainability and good old fashioned partying. The venue is applying for LEED certification and boasts such eco-features as a bamboo dance floor, waterless urinals, a recycled

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The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

It might be tough to swallow, but at this very moment, the buildings we are living in, working in and playing in are quietly wreaking havoc on our environment. In fact, buildings contribute to over 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions. And while green infrastructure

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