Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Company Makes Sustainable Local Textiles for Eco Designers

Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Company Makes Sustainable Local Textiles for Eco Designers

Godesky bought the land in 1978 and went through a series of agricultural endeavors before establishing the farm and mill. She tried raising cows, rabbits and Dorset sheep for meat, but finally found her niche with Icelandic and Shetland sheep. The sheep’s

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GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

New York City students can now practice the habit of recycling in their own classrooms. Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island Public Schools will be receiving 40,000 new paper recycling bins. As part of the GrowNYC Recycling Champions program, each school

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New York City Lags Far Behind in Recycling Rates

New York City Lags Far Behind in Recycling Rates

New York City may be at the top of its game when it comes to energy efficiency and working toward a greener future, but there is one crucial area where the Big Apple seriously lags behind: recycling. Legislation was passed last year to overhaul the city’s

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Columbia Univeristy Environmental and Sustainable Development Open House

Columbia Univeristy Environmental and Sustainable Development Open House

Do you want to know how to balance a carbon footprint and a bottom line? Interested in studying the environment or sustainable development? Whether you are interested in global poverty alleviation, sustainable development, sustainability management, ecology

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14 Free Green Places to Visit During Open House New York This Weekend

14 Free Green Places to Visit During Open House New York This Weekend

OHNY was started by Scott Lauer in 2001, who was inspired by his experiences volunteering with Open House London. The first OHNY was attended by about 45,000 people and it has grown exponentially every year since, adding new places and programs each year.

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Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park began as a small group of local citizens concerned about the future of the 10,000 square foot lot at 136 West 20th Street. The movement has recently grown to over 2,000 supporters and is gaining momentum as people draft letters

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Nocturnal Fun to Dekalb Market

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Nocturnal Fun to Dekalb Market

The concept for the Night Bazaar was initiated by Aaron Broudo and made possible in part through a Kickstarter campaign. The one-night experiment is part of a larger dream to make it a regular feature of city markets. Ideally, it would allow people to enjoy

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Understanding Occupy Wall Street as an Ecosystem With SPURSE & the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Understanding Occupy Wall Street as an Ecosystem With SPURSE & the BMW Guggenheim Lab

The group was divided into teams of two and each was delegated one of the Eight Principles for Managing a Commons from Nobel Prize winning Economist Elinor Ostrom’s work. From each assigned principle, participants formed questions concerning the structure

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Columbia University Students Design a Composting Public Restroom for the School’s Courtyard

Columbia University Students Design a Composting Public Restroom for the School’s Courtyard

The pavilion, called BOB, sits below an inflatable cloud that floats above the courtyard. The project combined the talents of Columbia art and architecture students, and included a public restroom. The pavilion featured sustainable projects by students, including

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1100 Architect Renovates NYU’s Dept. of Linguistics Into a Vibrant Naturally Lit Space

1100 Architect Renovates NYU’s Dept. of Linguistics Into a Vibrant Naturally Lit Space

NYU’s Department of Linguistics is located in an early 19th century 6-story manufacturing building characterized by exposed brick walls and iron columns. Without diminishing these original qualities, the department wanted to improve interaction between the

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Manhattan Cathedral Examines “The Value of Water” in a New Star-Studded Art Exhibition

Manhattan Cathedral Examines “The Value of Water” in a New Star-Studded Art Exhibition

Water is essential to human life. It has also been at the center of many of the world’s conflicts — disaster, drought, ownership and commodification. The six month exhibition serves as a reminder of social and civic service to better the planet. Reverend

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The Municipal Art Society’s Second Annual Summit Will Present Ideas For Making NYC More Liveable

The Municipal Art Society’s Second Annual Summit Will Present Ideas For Making NYC More Liveable

New York is known as a city of big ideas, big buildings, and even bigger success stories. Next week, the Municipal Art Society will launch its second annual summit, a gathering of development and sustainability movers and shakers with the best and most innovative

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Learn How To Dye Your Clothes With Local Produce at the Mobile Textile Lab

Learn How To Dye Your Clothes With Local Produce at the Mobile Textile Lab

Laura Sansone is an instructor at Parsons The New School for Design and has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. Her Mobile Textile Lab came to life in 2010 thanks in part to a grant from Parsons. What began as a project constricted to the Union Square

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Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

While we’re still daydreaming about the Low Line park proposed for the Lower East Side, the neighborhood will be breaking ground on another new park this Monday, October 3rd. While smaller and less fantastical (it’s above ground like a normal park), the new

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City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for Solar Decathlon Competition

City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for Solar Decathlon Competition

With so much recent development, New York City’s rooftops remain one of the most underutilized pieces of real estate. As one Team New York member stated, “Our most abundant energy resource in the sun and our most underutilized urban space is our rooftops.”

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Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Climate Week 2011 Calling World Leaders to Join The Clean Revolution

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Climate Week 2011 Calling World Leaders to Join The Clean Revolution

Mayor Bloomberg kicked off Climate Week 2011 yesterday with the release of the annual PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Inventory, which reported a 12 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions since 2005. The success of Bloomberg’s green policies was a key part to

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Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

It’s official — the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Thanks to a massive green overhaul that took more than two years, the landmark is now the tallest building in the United States to receive LEED certification. The groundbreaking

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Governors Island Art Fair Transforms Former Military Barracks into Exhibit Spaces

Governors Island Art Fair Transforms Former Military Barracks into Exhibit Spaces

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli About ‘Talk to Me’

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli About ‘Talk to Me’

The Museum of Modern Art’s latest Talk to Me exhibition puts technology in the hot seat. The exhibition, put together by MoMA design curator Paola Antonelli, showcases cutting edge ‘interaction design’ with its diverse collection of machine-user interfaces,

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White Box Presents Sustainable Work Lab: New Projects in Art, Architecture, & Urban Design

White Box Presents Sustainable Work Lab: New Projects in Art, Architecture, & Urban Design

This week, Phaidon Press and the avant-garde non-profit gallery White Box hosted a panel discussion concerning issues of sustainability in the worlds of art, architecture, and urban design. The panel featured two of Inhabitat’s favorite innovators who are

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Supertall! Exhibit At the Skyscraper Museum Celebrates the World’s Tallest Buildings

Supertall! Exhibit At the Skyscraper Museum Celebrates the World’s Tallest Buildings

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Help Save This Lot and Win It as the Venue For Your Ultimate Summer Barbeque!

Help Save This Lot and Win It as the Venue For Your Ultimate Summer Barbeque!

Domestic Construction design studio recently signed a lease on the abandoned lot next to their Greenpoint space when they heard the grassy knoll was going to be turned into a concrete parking lot.  Using Kickstarter they hope to hold onto their lease, but

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World Trade Center Steel Recycled into Hundreds of Memorials Around the Country

World Trade Center Steel Recycled into Hundreds of Memorials Around the Country

After September 11th, most of the World Trade Center steel was trucked off to New Jersey salvage yards where it was broken down and sent all over the world for reuse. However, over 1,000 pieces of debris were placed in a JFK airport hangar for the Port Authority

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Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched a 3 year, $750,000  green initiative program called Green Spaces yesterday, an exciting new project that promotes and implements sustainability practices and environmental improvements in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg,

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DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Vision for NYC’s Future

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Vision for NYC’s Future

At some point or another, we’ve all been frustrated by the mean streets of NYC. Whether it’s due to the congested roads, delayed and crowded mass transit, or the lack of sufficient bike lanes, everyone seems to have a different opinion on how to improve transportation

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