Mayor de Blasio announces NYC’s new Office of Sustainability

Mayor de Blasio announces NYC’s new Office of Sustainability

In a move meant to streamline the city’s climate change policies and sustainability initiatives, Mayor de Blasio has combined the Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability with the Office of Environmental Coordination to create New York City’s new Office

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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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NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

This week, a New York City committee approved long-awaited plans to replace the city’s antiquated, unused sidewalk payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. The high-speed aluminum charging stations will offer free Wi-Fi as well as free nationwide phone calls

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NYC developers team up to boost shipping container housing and retail in the city

NYC developers team up to boost shipping container housing and retail in the city

Shipping container homes and shops have been popping up here and there around New York City, but two developers are hoping to bring a lot more of the sustainable design trend to the Big Apple. Palladium Management and SG Blocks recently created a new

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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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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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VIDEO: What Does It Mean to Live in an Era of Inevitable Surprise?

VIDEO: What Does It Mean to Live in an Era of Inevitable Surprise?

What does it mean to live in a world of natural distasters and unpredictability? Andrew Zolli, a futures researcher and author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, explores this issue for a living. This fall at the Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium

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Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Located on the seventh floor of the old Pfizer factory at 630 Flushing Avenue, the new Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator is an airy and open space characterized by massive windows, the hum of machines and the electricity of creativity in the air. It’s

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