GrowNYC to Expand Composting Program to 6 More Greenmarkets

GrowNYC to Expand Composting Program to 6 More Greenmarkets

GrowNYC will launch a pilot program on March 5 that will expand composting collection to six more Greenmarkets.

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Solar 2 Will Be a Carbon Neutral Eco-Center on New York’s East River

Solar 2 Will Be a Carbon Neutral Eco-Center on New York’s East River

Despite being delayed by the economic downturn, green community group Solar One has raised more than half of the funds it needs to begin construction on Solar 2, its planned 8,000…

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Frank Gehry's NYC Tower Has Green Features, Rent Stabilized Apartments

Frank Gehry's NYC Tower Has Green Features, Rent Stabilized Apartments

Luxury building New York by Gehry is not seeking LEED certification, but the residential building does has a few green features, plus rent stabilized apartments.

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New Rules for Heating Oil Could Reduce Air Pollution by 63% in NYC

New Rules for Heating Oil Could Reduce Air Pollution by 63% in NYC

Under new rules proposed last Friday, the dirtiest types of heating oils -- used by 10,000 New York City buildings -- would be completely phased out by 2015, resulting in a 63 percent…

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NYC Parks Dept. Unveils New Sustainable Design Guidlines

NYC Parks Dept. Unveils New Sustainable Design Guidlines

New York City Parks Department partnered with the Design Trust to create "High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC," a comprehensive, municipal design primer…

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New York Uses Giant Sponges to Clean Coal Tar from the Hudson River

New York Uses Giant Sponges to Clean Coal Tar from the Hudson River

For the last 18 months, engineers have been testing a new way to removed coal tar from the Hudson River -- by placing mattress-sized "sponges" on the riverbed to absorb toxins.

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Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Not long after the holiday break, a Staten Island mother received a shocking letter from her children's school: PCBs had been found on the floor tiles. The culprit was a leaking light…

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NYU’s New $125 Million Power Plant is 90% Efficient, Cuts CO2 Output by 23%

NYU’s New $125 Million Power Plant is 90% Efficient, Cuts CO2 Output by 23%

New York University (NYU) just announced that their brand new super efficient CoGeneration power plant is now fully operational. NYU has been making their own power since the '70s --…

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NYC Launches Urban Technology Innovation Center for Green Buildings

NYC Launches Urban Technology Innovation Center for Green Buildings

New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg just announced the launch of the Urban Technology Innovation Center which will help fast track sustainable building practices by connecting…

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The Greenest Points from Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City Address

The Greenest Points from Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City Address

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out his vision for New York during the annual State of the City Address. He discussed the cost-cutting goals, economic growth, and the on-going…

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National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater Plant into Energy

National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater Plant into Energy

National Grid has teamed up with the city to build a gas processing facility that will convert excess methane from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant into utility-grade…

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Element Hotels Introduces EV Charging Stations in Times Square

Element Hotels Introduces EV Charging Stations in Times Square

Starwood Hotels' eco-minded brand, Element, is adding EV charging stations to its new landmark Times Square hotel in addition to five other locations in New York City.

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Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

Last fall, New York State awarded Greenpoint $7 million dollars because the city royally polluted local waters during its upgrade of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Over…

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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new ecotastic digital arts building, complete with a green roof and solar panels. The…

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New York High Speed Rail Routes Score Top Marks in New Study

New York High Speed Rail Routes Score Top Marks in New Study

This morning, America 2050, the nation's pro-high-speed rail group, released the first ever comparative study of nearly 8,000 potential high speed rail corridors. The analysis revealed…

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Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

New York City's gardeners are helping to lead the way in creating more sustainable communities. Of those surveyed, 80 percent of the city's community gardens produce food for their…

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‘Plastic Planet’ Documentary Opens in NYC on Jan. 14

‘Plastic Planet’ Documentary Opens in NYC on Jan. 14

In his call-to-action documentary 'Plastic Planet,' Austrian filmmaker Werner Boote seeks to the serious risks posed by plastic and why we can't seem to change our consumer habits. In…

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Empire State Building to Use 100% Green Energy

Empire State Building to Use 100% Green Energy

New York City's most recognizable building is fast becoming the city's greenest building. As part of the Empire State Building's $520 million makeover, the city has spent the last…

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Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Environmental groups are praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo for choosing Joseph Martens as New York State’s new commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Martens served as…

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Hertz Launches Its First EV Rental Program in NYC

Hertz Launches Its First EV Rental Program in NYC

Whether you're in NYC or plan on heading out, if you need a ride, then we highly recommend hitting up Hertz for your rental. Just a couple weeks ago the company launched their first…

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