Jane’s Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship

Jane’s Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship

Join MillionTreesNYC and the Municipal Arts Society on a walk to learn about public green spaces cared for by local stewards and NYC Parks maintenance crews. Explore recently installed bioswales, street trees, and greenstreets, and meet community volunteers

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Urban Green Council Emerging Professionals Sustainability Graduate Mixer

Urban Green Council Emerging Professionals Sustainability Graduate Mixer

Meet and network at the Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council’s mixer for graduate students in programs focused on green building and sustainability. The event is free and open to all, but please register here in advance. There will be drink specials

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Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

To coincide with Laleh Khorramian’s film Water Panics in the Sea (which is currently playing in Times Square each night), Times Square Arts will be hosting a free talk with the artist and Andrew Hudson, the Head of United Nations Development Water and Ocean

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See Times Square’s Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

See Times Square’s Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

Every night this January from 11:57pm to midnight, Laleh Khorrmian’s mystical film Water Panics in the Sea will take over the mega-screens of Times Square as part of Times Square Arts’ “Midnight Moment”. The digital short tells a tale of water and ocean

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Landscape Design Alumni Series: Landscape Design Can LEED to Sustainability

Landscape Design Alumni Series: Landscape Design Can LEED to Sustainability

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is transforming the built environment, resulting in projects that meet the highest green standards for energy and water efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials, and healthy communities.

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Raising Green: a Sustainability Party and Fundraiser

Raising Green: a Sustainability Party and Fundraiser

Earlier this Spring, GreenspaceNYC celebrated its 2nd birthday, and now they’re looking to continue to move the organization forward in its goal of facilitating a green community in the city through free events, discussions and projects.

To join their growth

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Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, where 75 percent of children are born in poverty, has few venues for healthy local produce. Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope to change that by building a 12,000 square foot “Farm in the Sky” this

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Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC’s Buildings

Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC’s Buildings

This week, New York’s Department of City Planning released Zone Green, a set of proposed amendments to the city’s zoning resolution designed to remove obstacles to erecting green features in the city’s built environment. These amendments, available for public

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Design with the Other 90% Exhibit Focuses on Cities, Social Impact and Sustainability

Design with the Other 90% Exhibit Focuses on Cities, Social Impact and Sustainability

Design is often thought of as something reserved for the wealthy, a force that creates luxury products at the expense of others. With a change in thought that arose in the 1960s and 1970s, economists and designers began to shift their focus and engage with

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Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

The Sustainability group now has a table and sign officially signalling their approval by the General Assembly to operate as part of the Occupy Wall Street ecosystem. Established about three weeks ago, the team is in charge of operations such as recycling,

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Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

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Help Domestic Construction Bring a Design Plot of Art, Urban Farming, and Sustainability to Brooklyn!

Help Domestic Construction Bring a Design Plot of Art, Urban Farming, and Sustainability to Brooklyn!

Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh of Domestic Construction have combined their creative forces to bring a new community design space to Greenpoint Brooklyn. This recent artistic endeavor “design.plot” aims to blur the boundaries between sustainability, urban design, and food production. The designers plan to deck out the lot with geodesic greenhouses, a viewing hill, a birdhouse village, vertical gardens, vegetable beds, and of course, a “mini-forest world.” With so many dead spaces dotting the Brooklyn landscape, this little ray of green design has the potential to set a precedent for sustainable development and community within the area. If you’re as passionate about positive grassroots change as we are, jump ahead and learn how you can help Domestic Construction raise some funds to make their project a reality – they’re even giving away some sweet prizes on their Kickstarter page!

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NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

Eco-friendly New Yorkers, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. In a new survey on the sustainability practices and policies of American and Canadian cities, New York was named the third greenest city, just behind the historically top ranked cities

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Nicole Howell’s ‘Toss With Care’ Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

Nicole Howell’s ‘Toss With Care’ Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

The Pratt Institute for Design is known for its phenomenal furniture design students as well as architects, artists, graphic designers, but for trash can designers? Yes, that’s right, recent graduate Nicole Howell turned her ‘Toss With Care’ trash can design

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GreenHomeNYC May Monthly Forum: Sustainability Leaders of NYC

GreenHomeNYC May Monthly Forum: Sustainability Leaders of NYC

GreenHomeNYC and NYC ACRE present a panel of sustainability leaders to talk about the top three issues on their minds right now. The presentation will be Pecha Kucha format, where each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds – giving six

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Governing Magazine Presents: Summit on Sustainability

Governing Magazine Presents: Summit on Sustainability

Hosted in cooperation with the City of New York and the City University of New York, the Summit is a national event designed to tackle the pressing issue of creating smart, sustainable, livable communities. Beyond “thinking green,” the Summit will address

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EcoBizNYC to Award 6 Lower East Side Businesses with Sustainability Grants

EcoBizNYC to Award 6 Lower East Side Businesses with Sustainability Grants

EcoBizNYC has just announced that six local Lower East Side businesses will be receiving sustainability grants to help continue their green initiatives.

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New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Environmental Sustainability

New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Environmental Sustainability

Michielli + Wyetzner Architects has combined elegant contemporary design with emergency response practicality in the design of a new EMS station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Step Inside NYC’s Greenest Pizza Restaurant

Step Inside NYC’s Greenest Pizza Restaurant

Pizza by Certé is New York City’s only 3-star certified pizza restaurant (as awarded by Dine Green). The staff’s commitment to sustainability is apparent from the moment you step inside thanks to visible features like a vertical garden (which grows fresh

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Don’t Miss Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn’s Design Open Mic Tomorrow

Don’t Miss Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn’s Design Open Mic Tomorrow

Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn invite you to hear about innovative humanitarian designs directly from designers and architects themselves at their Design Open Mic on Saturday, October 11th. The PechaKucha-powered discussion will

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Check Out the Beautiful Feng Shui Makeover Planned for This Manhattan Hotel

Check Out the Beautiful Feng Shui Makeover Planned for This Manhattan Hotel

When the owners of the 414 Hotel decided to renovate their 22-room boutique hotel located in Midtown Manhattan, they were looking to implement sustainable and energy-efficient features, but also wanted to ensure a healthy environment and positive energy

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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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The Mets’ Citi Field Hits Another Environmental Home Run

The Mets’ Citi Field Hits Another Environmental Home Run

Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, just hit an environmental home run! The Mets administration recently announced a number of green upgrades for the sports facility and organization, including a 100-percent alternative energy offset for the stadium’s

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5 Green Things You Might Not Know About Roberta’s Pizza

5 Green Things You Might Not Know About Roberta’s Pizza

5. They grow their own produce on top of two repurposed shipping containers.
Looking at Roberta’s concrete-heavy facade, you’d never imagine the wealth of tomatoes, eggplants, figs, peaches, berries and greens being grown inside. Made of two repurposed shipping

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A Disappointing Majority of New and Renovated NYC Buildings Are Energy-Inefficient

A Disappointing Majority of New and Renovated NYC Buildings Are Energy-Inefficient

Despite all of our efforts to make NYC greener with rooftop gardens, solar panels and wind turbines, the city at large is still terribly behind when it comes to energy efficiency. The Department of Buildings recently posted the results of a completed

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