Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

If you’re an aspiring designer who has always dreamed of seeing your visions come to life, FIGMENT’s City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition is now accepting submissions for their fifth annual contest! The contest partners with the Emerging New York

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Sustainable Bike Ride Through Brooklyn

Sustainable Bike Ride Through Brooklyn

Join GreenHomeNYC for a sustainable bike tour around Brooklyn! You’ll be guided by architects and facilities staff to three of the most sustainable hotspots of Brooklyn- a salvage retail outlet, an electronic waste recycling plant, and New York’s first eco-friendly

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Intricate Recycled PVC Tube Forest Pops Up on Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Intricate Recycled PVC Tube Forest Pops Up on Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Marynowski, who is a Freelance Visual Merchandising professional, originally came up with the idea as part of a store display in the Meatpacking District. After the promotion ended, Marynowski was given permission to take his PVC- based design and enter it

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Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

Kimberly Tate of CDR Studios told Inhabitat that their project is a densely knit serpentine canopy of plastic cups held together by between 50,000 to 60,000. The entire project was laced together using cups and zip ties to create a crocheted fabric, which

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Join Today’s Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

Join Today’s Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

The Union Square Greenmarket is being transformed today into a green energy classroom for children and teenagers. Starting at 10:45am, GrowNYC will launch its Spring Energy Fair complete with pizza box solar ovens, green streetscapes, and the Recycling Olympics.

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at the Spitzer School of Architecture, turned an independent study project into

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NYC Event: How to Green Your School – Attend Our Informative Panel Discussion

NYC Event: How to Green Your School – Attend Our Informative Panel Discussion

Children in school today spend less time outdoors than ever before, and face increasing rates of obesity, asthma and allergies, ADHD, and other mental and behavioral health problems. At the same time, our civilization is facing catastrophic climate change,

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Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups”

Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups”

Considering that the average New Yorker can drink several gallons of coffee a day, you can imagine the amount of disposable java cups clogging up our landfills. So could a coffee cup-sharing program, like Citi Bike but for cups, be the solution? Good

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INTERVIEW: 6 Questions With Go-Green Teacher Aimee Østensen From the Manhattan Country School

INTERVIEW: 6 Questions With Go-Green Teacher Aimee Østensen From the Manhattan Country School

For many of us growing up, sustainability wasn’t much of a topic at school (other than maybe planting a tree or two for Earth Day), but that’s changing rapidly. Nowadays, environmental awareness and incorporating social justice and diversity are crucial topics

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Have Your Broken Stuff Fixed at the Pop-Up Repair Shop!

Have Your Broken Stuff Fixed at the Pop-Up Repair Shop!

Stop! Before you throw out that busted lamp or that broken paper shredder, bring them over to the Pop-Up Repair shop for a chance to get them working like brand new. The roving repair center will be opening up a new shop in Manhattan this week. If you’ve

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night at the Space-Age LEED Gold Yotel in Times Square

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night at the Space-Age LEED Gold Yotel in Times Square

Guests are greeted by Yotel’s famous luggage-toting robot at the Tenth Avenue entrance, which uses its 20-foot arm to safely stores suitcases and bags. Automatic check-in kiosks also greet visitors on the ground floor. If its human interaction you crave,

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NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

As tiny as they are, those plastic microbeads you find in your face and body washes are polluting New York waters in a significant way. Used as exfoliating abrasives in beauty products, the beads are a major threat to the state’s aquatic life and food supply.

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How Close is New York to Being Able to Grow All of Its Own Food?

How Close is New York to Being Able to Grow All of Its Own Food?

New York is known for being one of the most diverse culinary melting pots in the world with everything from Tibetan momos to Ethiopian injera to be found just a subway ride away. And while exotic ingredients may tantalize our tastebuds, recent disasters like

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CodeGreen Solutions Helps 1251 Avenue of the Americas Earn LEED-EB Silver Certification

CodeGreen Solutions Helps 1251 Avenue of the Americas Earn LEED-EB Silver Certification

Photo: Dan Deluca

One of the tallest buildings in New York City has earned LEED-EB Silver thanks to the help of LEED consultants CodeGreen Solutions. Located in the heart of Midtown at the edge of Rockefeller Center, the 54-story International Style office

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The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The long-awaited building opened last week, bringing a new architectural icon to the corner of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue. The facility will foster collaborative learning, with areas throughout the building to encourage interaction, co-working, and social

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at MulchFest 2014!

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at MulchFest 2014!

New Yorkers looking to recycle their Christmas trees can do so the easy way at MulchFest 2014. On January 11th and 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC will be setting up their tree recycling stations

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Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

It’s a new year and New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in yesterday as the 109th mayor of NYC, and described the metropolis he inherited as a “tale of two cities” in his inauguration speech. “Big dreams are not a luxury reserved for a

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Mayor Bloomberg Signs E-Cigarette Ban on His Last Day in Office

Mayor Bloomberg Signs E-Cigarette Ban on His Last Day in Office

On his last day in office, Mayor Bloomberg flexed his authoritative muscle and signed a bill restricting the smoking of e-cigarettes. The new law will treat e-cigs as if they were conventional cigarettes, and prohibit them in all places cigarettes are banned,

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Project Carton: FIT Students Showcase Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Project Carton: FIT Students Showcase Sustainable Packaging Solutions

The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan just launched an exciting exhibition highlighting innovative packaging designs that use sustainable materials. Project Carton was created with the help of Evergreen Packaging Partners and GrowNYC, and it

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Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Times Square has been in the process of being transformed into a permanent pedestrian haven, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David

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NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of fourteen environmental cleanup projects in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan as part of the New York City Brownfield Cleanup Program. Bloomberg also revealed that the Office of Environmental

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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there are many fantastic organizations that help to fund children’s art programs,

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NYC’s New State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility to Eliminate 150,000 Annual Truck Trips

NYC’s New State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility to Eliminate 150,000 Annual Truck Trips

New York City recently announced the opening of the new state-of-the-art Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn. The waterfront, barge-based recycling center has the capacity to process 1,000 tons of metal, glass and plastic recyclables daily

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Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint’s Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint’s Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been around for several years now, but recently moved to a new location at 165 Banker Street in Greenpoint. Inside, the 23,000 former bakery warehouse offers up four long rows of local, artisan-made goods from LEGO jewelry to

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NYC Food Waste Challenge Announces 2,500 Tons of Trash Diverted from Landfills

NYC Food Waste Challenge Announces 2,500 Tons of Trash Diverted from Landfills

Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Food Waste Challenge reached a major milestone recently with the announcement that the city diverted over 2,500 tons of food from landfills in the past six months. The voluntary composting program, which consists of over 100 participating

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