NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank announced a new partnership that will help cities speed up reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and become more energy efficient. The C40, headed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, signed

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PHOTOS: New York Sun Works Plants NYC’s First Public School Greenhouse On Top of P.S. 333

PHOTOS: New York Sun Works Plants NYC’s First Public School Greenhouse On Top of P.S. 333

Over 25 other schools around the country have approached NY Sun Works about incorporating similar projects into their curriculum, but being at the forefront of sustainable education has proved to be a challenge for NY Sun Works. Plenty of red tape lined the

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is fast becoming a vibrant hub for green industry. More than two dozen green companies operate there and a handful of buildings have been LEED certified. The construction of the Duggal Greenhouse, a 2-story, 60,000 square foot building,

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Compass Green: A Mobile Greenhouse Powered by Renewable Energy for NYC

Compass Green: A Mobile Greenhouse Powered by Renewable Energy for NYC

Spring is finally here and that means lots of delicious local food is coming our way! Fort Greene resident Nick Runkle and his business partner Justin Cutter are the latest pair helping to make it easier for New Yorkers to have access to quality local produce.

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Greenhouse – BUSINESS CLOSED

Greenhouse – BUSINESS CLOSED

Greenhouse is NYC’s first eco-friendly luxury club, and is the prefect mix of sustainability and good old fashioned partying. The venue is applying for LEED certification and boasts such eco-features as a bamboo dance floor, waterless urinals, a recycled

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Swale floating food forest to launch this weekend by giving away free food

Swale floating food forest to launch this weekend by giving away free food

Related: NYC’s first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

Via AM New York

Images via Biome Arts

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Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

New York utility Consolidated Edison just announced plans to launch a $15 million virtual power plant pilot program this summer that will integrate residential solar-plus-storage systems into the electricity grid. About 300 homes in Brooklyn and Queens

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to eliminate the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. The New York state climate and community protection act (General Assembly bill number A10342) would codify Gov. by

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Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

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Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York ‘Energy to Lead’ competition

Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York ‘Energy to Lead’ competition

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) just announced that Bard College, University at Buffalo and SUNY Broome Community College are the winners of the New York State “Energy to Lead Competition.” They each will receive

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New York launches climate science data website

New York launches climate science data website

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched a new website to help communities with climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Climate Change Science Clearinghouse contains a treasure trove of information including

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Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

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Images via U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons

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Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Talk about sunny news! Mayor de Blasio has announced that solar power in NYC has tripled since early 2014. Specifically, over the last two years, the solar capacity installed in NYC has tripled combining both private and public installations, the city’s

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New York state budget deal hikes minimum wage to $15 and rolls out paid family leave

New York state budget deal hikes minimum wage to $15 and rolls out paid family leave

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new budget deal Thursday that will boost support for the state’s residents and their families. Much like the aggressive goals to increase renewable energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions are aimed at improving the

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NYC could be under water in less than a century according to new climate change study

NYC could be under water in less than a century according to new climate change study

Related:Coastal Areas of NYC Could Be Underwater If Another Sandy-Like Storm Hits in 2100

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating efficiency can save building owners tons of money while cutting but

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New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New York is strengthening its position as a leading city in green architecture and construction, marked by the passage of two new laws that up the ante for new buildings and major retrofit projects. The New York City Council voted to approve two and the

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Gotham Greens opens 60,000-sq-ft rooftop farm atop former toy company in Hollis, Queens

Gotham Greens opens 60,000-sq-ft rooftop farm atop former toy company in Hollis, Queens

Related: New Gowanus Whole Foods Will Have Rooftop Farm Operated by Gotham Greens

“Opening this new state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in the middle of winter underscores the innovative story of Gotham Greens,” Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri said

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NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

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“Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we’ve committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “To move us toward our goals, we’ll the

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URBAN PLANT tower would allow tenants to grow food year-round in a flourishing winter garden

URBAN PLANT tower would allow tenants to grow food year-round in a flourishing winter garden

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Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd have announced that all 5,300 NYC buildings that were previously burning No.6 heating oil, which contain high level of sulfur, have discountinued the practice. As of 31,

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Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Related: De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green

“This weekend, world leaders took a historic step in the fight against climate change. New York City has long set the pace when it comes to innovative climate

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Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio has just launched the GreeNYC campaign, aimed at keeping New Yorkers nice and cozy this winter through a number of DIY energy saving tips. The campaign, which features the GreeNYC mascot, Birdie, shows residents how to seal leaks and is

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NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

New York’s sustainability plan is fleshed out a little more this week, as Mayor Bill de Blasio rolls out NYC Clean Fleet, a comprehensive plan to create the largest electric vehicle fleet of any U.S. city, cut municipal vehicle emissions in half by 80

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NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation millionth tree of the MillionTreesNYC initiative at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx first city

ew York Restoration Project (NYRP) is driven by the conviction that all New Yorkers

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