The Regenerative Economy: Aligning Business + Nature

The Regenerative Economy: Aligning Business + Nature

Impact Hub NYC is hosting a networking event where similar minded people can grab a drink together and hear two authors talk about creating a regenerative economy by combining business standards with sustainability ethics. Two authors that will be featured

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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 Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood is offering a unique summer camp for

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Nature & Birding Walk with Leslie Day

Nature & Birding Walk with Leslie Day

Join Leslie Day, the author of ‘Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City’ and ‘Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City’ on a nature and birding walk through Fort Tryon Park this weekend. You’ll learn about New York’s flora and fauna and get

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Take Your Kids to Greenbelt Nature Center for Groundhog Day Fun!

Take Your Kids to Greenbelt Nature Center for Groundhog Day Fun!

There’s just something about Groundhog Day that captures the imagination of adults and children alike, which is why the Greenbelt Nature Center is hosting a fun event that explores its history. In addition to creating a small craft and scouring the nature

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Bridgehampton’s Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

Bridgehampton’s Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

The Surfside vacation retreat includes the main house, a guest house, a two-car garage, and a free-form, chlorine-free pool. The home was remodeled from an existing home. The structure was elevated and upgraded with a durable steel frame, and clad in wood

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CounterEvolution’s Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

CounterEvolution’s Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

Located just a short drive from New York City, you and your loved ones can escape to Little Big North’s twelve private wooded acres. The charming log cabin, which spurred the furniture line, has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms to accommodate a large

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Clean Energy Connections presents Biomimicry in the Big City: Can Nature Inspire Cleantech Solutions?

Clean Energy Connections presents Biomimicry in the Big City: Can Nature Inspire Cleantech Solutions?

Entrepreneurs, investors and biomimetic designers will discuss how companies are utilizing biomimicry — innovation inspired by nature — to design, build, and operate innovative cleantech technologies. Join Clean Energy Connections as experts explore the

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Staten Island NatureFest 2011

Staten Island NatureFest 2011

Hosted by the Staten Island Museum, stop by for the 9th annual NatureFest at Great Kills Park on Staten Island. NatureFest is Staten Island’s premier environmental fair, and will feature tons of activities for the whole family.

Make sure you drop

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Omega Institute Design by Nature Conference “Preserving Life’s Essentials: Bread, Water, & Shelter”

Omega Institute Design by Nature Conference “Preserving Life’s Essentials: Bread, Water, & Shelter”

The decisions we make every day, as an individual, have a monumental effect on our community and the earth as a whole. Taking care in choosing what we eat, where we live, and how to preserve our precious resources, like water, can truly change our life and

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Dazzling LED skylight illuminates an old rooftop in Midtown NYC

Dazzling LED skylight illuminates an old rooftop in Midtown NYC

The renovated brownstone bordering Hell’s Kitchen on 353 West 46th Street originally housed a brilliant geometric skylight on its rooftop terrace and Cezign foresaw its great potential. Cecilia Dupire, design principal at Cezign, made use of the unique prism

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Grow Your Own Mushroom Objects with Ecovative Design’s “GIY” Kits

Grow Your Own Mushroom Objects with Ecovative Design’s “GIY” Kits

You might already DIY, but do you GIY? New York-based Ecovative Design is already known for creating packaging and even buildings out of mushroom root material, and now they are bringing that ability to the masses with their “grow-it-yourself” kits. The

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INTERVIEW: Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, On Growing A Green School

INTERVIEW: Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, On Growing A Green School

It’s likely that the vast majority of us had a similar elementary school experience: rote memorization, gross cafeteria “mystery food”, long days spent sitting at our desks, filling out worksheets, anxiously awaiting the few precious minutes outside that were

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What is Causing Dozens of Dead Fish to Wash Up at Flushing Meadows Corona Park?

What is Causing Dozens of Dead Fish to Wash Up at Flushing Meadows Corona Park?

Is something fishy going on at Flushing Meadows Corona Park? An alarming number of dead fish have washed up along the shores of the park’s Willow Lake, sparking an investigation by the NY Parks Department. Some think that the problem at the lake, which

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PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson’s Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson’s Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

Philip Johnson designed the Glass House as a weekend retreat for himself and his partner, art critic David Whitney. Set on a sprawling plot that was originally 47 acres and lined with forest, the Glass House was accompanied by a Brick House for guests, a pool,

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BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

New York-based BKSK Architects is aiming high with their latest project, The Jefferson. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-family complex located on the East Village site of a former vaudeville theater by the same name is on track to earn LEED Gold certification

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Celebrate Thanksgiving by Rescuing Turkeys Instead of Eating Them

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Rescuing Turkeys Instead of Eating Them

Upstate New York’s Farm Sanctuary is celebrating Thanksgiving early this year–and the guests of honor are turkeys! Each year the sanctuary promotes a cruelty-free Thanksgiving, encouraging animal lovers to adopt a turkey instead of eating one. The tables

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5 Common Weeds You Can Make into Healthy (and FREE!) Teas

5 Common Weeds You Can Make into Healthy (and FREE!) Teas

Image via Flickr

Found in many of NYC’s parks, red clovers make a tasty brew with a soothing, sweet punch. According to the foragers at Nona Brooklyn, the red clover is medicinally known to cure respiratory ailments and skin conditions, including eczema.

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Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Sustainable homes often feature high-tech bells and whistles but John Grzibowski’s clever house relies on the power of nature to keep it green. Located in Newburgh, NY, about an hour-and-a-half from NYC, the DIY earth-sheltered home strategically uses the

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ODA Architecture’s Crazy Cubed Building Could Offer Private Green Space in Williamsburg

ODA Architecture’s Crazy Cubed Building Could Offer Private Green Space in Williamsburg

New York-based ODA Architecture’s long delayed cubic building looks like it might finally get off the ground. The project has been stalled for six years, but the crazy cantilevered apartment complex may have finally found a future home in Williamsburg.

With

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Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

INHABITAT: How long did the renovation take?
Marcia: It took about three months, but then it took a little longer for everything to be finalized.
INHABITAT: When you were thinking about the furniture, did you search for new items or rearrange what you had?
Marcia:

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Tom Fruin’s Candy-Colored Plexiglass House Sparkles Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Tom Fruin’s Candy-Colored Plexiglass House Sparkles Under the Brooklyn Bridge

The Kolonihavehus structure made its debut a few years ago in Copenhagen, where Fruin built the installation in front of the Royal Danish Library. Fruin is known for his talent in converting reclaimed materials into brilliant art installations and the Kolonihavehus

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Old Soap Factory Home Features a “Terrarium” Room That Opens Up to the Manhattan Sky

Old Soap Factory Home Features a “Terrarium” Room That Opens Up to the Manhattan Sky

Image ©Albert Vecerka/Esto

The circa-1884 landmark building was a former soap warehouse, designed by architect George B. DaCunha in the Romanesque Revival style. Its large timber columns rise like trees to meet 16-foot beam ceilings, while brick lines

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Tour Two Stunning Eco-Home Renovations from the Dwell On Design NY House Tours (PHOTOS)

Tour Two Stunning Eco-Home Renovations from the Dwell On Design NY House Tours (PHOTOS)

The first home we toured was the work of architect Andrew Franz, who is known for his vibrant, nature-filled residences. The newly renovated apartment is situated inside one of Manhattan’s longest standing structures, a circa-1884 landmark building that

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QueensWay Team Unveils Plan for New 3.5-Mile Elevated Park in Queens

QueensWay Team Unveils Plan for New 3.5-Mile Elevated Park in Queens

High Line lovers in NYC will soon have a new elevated park to enjoy if the QueensWay, a green space proposed for an abandoned railroad track in Queens, comes to fruition. The project got one step closer to its goal this week when it unveiled a blueprint for

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Tour the Eco-Renovated Harlem Home of Orange Is The New Black Star Alysia Reiner

Tour the Eco-Renovated Harlem Home of Orange Is The New Black Star Alysia Reiner

The historic, three-story Harlem townhouse was a rugged brick-walled structure originally built in 1909. From the very beginning, Alysia and David were in love with the space and hands-on with a green vision for the construction. They aimed to employ ecologically-conscious

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