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, a

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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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State Senate guts measure to tax plastic bags in New York City

State Senate guts measure to tax plastic bags in New York City

The New York League of Conservation Voters has estimated that every year New Yorkers throw  away 10 billion plastic bags.  So,  passing a law to tax people 5 cents each if they choose to use a plastic bag when paying for their items made sense-the a

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Greenwich Village’s Gotham Bar and Grill to be powered with 100% clean energy

Greenwich Village’s Gotham Bar and Grill to be powered with 100% clean energy

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Governor announces a $10 billion overhaul for a more green, accessible and tech-enhanced JFK airport

Governor announces a $10 billion overhaul for a more green, accessible and tech-enhanced JFK airport

In 2004, just two weeks after finishing graduate school, Rebecca van Bergen began Nest with the idea that supporting craft and small businesses could be an empowering tool for positive social and economic change. Led by a team of committed and creative

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Century-old row house transformed into modern home that can flex with the owners’ needs

Century-old row house transformed into modern home that can flex with the owners’ needs

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How Rikers Island uses gardening therapy to improve inmates’ well-being

How Rikers Island uses gardening therapy to improve inmates’ well-being

The Department of Corrections has announced that they will be awarding the Horticultural Society of New York to expand its horticultural therapy program at Rikers Island. Therapeutic horticulture is a process that uses plants and plant-related in order

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“Nectar: War Upon the Bees” explores the plight of the beloved insects at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

“Nectar: War Upon the Bees” explores the plight of the beloved insects at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Last night Pratt Manhattan Gallery held its reception for “Nectar: War Upon the Bees” a timely visual essay exploring the far-reaching consequences of today’s greed-driven food production, and its impact on the bee, that beloved hard-worker and of

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NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

In NYC, residential buildings here are responsible for roughly three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions. The NYC Building Operator Training Program, launched this week by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with NYC Department of

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NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

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NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

“As part of our OneNYC plan we are implementing 2,000 electric cars and reducing emissions in our City fleet,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We reached over 500 EVs after just one year and the GM Bolt will now play a pivotal role as we make a push

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Sustainable Business Series: REUSE IN THE CITY Panel + Happy Hour

Sustainable Business Series: REUSE IN THE CITY Panel + Happy Hour

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability, Recycle-A-Bicycle, BIG Reuse, and Materials for the Arts for an after-work happy hour, panel discussion, crafting, and networking session. Learn about what these NYC not-for-profits do and how they are helping New in

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Mohonk Preserve commits to using 100% clean energy

Mohonk Preserve commits to using 100% clean energy

While most people may equate New York City with skyscrapers and concrete, a lot of the state is actually nature-based. The Mohonk Preserve is a New York State gem. The nature preserve is 8,000 acres of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams, that to

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New Kering app lets Parsons fashion students track the environmental impacts of their designs

New Kering app lets Parsons fashion students track the environmental impacts of their designs

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Feral cats find work at Javits Center in exchange for food and shelter

Feral cats find work at Javits Center in exchange for food and shelter

Rural farms rarely have trouble with rodents, due to diligent barn cats who chase and catch the little vermin. Now, convention center managers are taking a note from country life and putting feral cats to work in the big city as exterminators. The a of

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Red Hook & Beyond – The Future of Urban Coastal Resilience

Red Hook & Beyond – The Future of Urban Coastal Resilience

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This Brooklyn rooftop will soon be a 20,000-sq-ft meadow filled with native wildflowers

This Brooklyn rooftop will soon be a 20,000-sq-ft meadow filled with native wildflowers

“The festival – the first of three annual festivals – [included] tabling with local environmental organizations, free food and drinks (courtesy of NYC Organic Smart Beer and Greenpoint’s own Greenhook Ginsmiths) live music, kids activities, and

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DXA Studio’s new Brooklyn condos will be decked out with locally-sourced touches

DXA Studio’s new Brooklyn condos will be decked out with locally-sourced touches

comprised of 32 condominiums. Each home has its own private backyard, terrace, or balcony, and is crafted with materials and finishes sustainably sourced from local artisans and craftsmen.

Related: Ultra-modern NoHo loft renovation stars an rooftop

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Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

The epic 3,000+ solar panel rooftop installation at Brooklyn Navy Yard is now complete, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office has announced. Installed by ConEdison, the sprawling solar array will contribute substantially toward the mayor’s OneNYC plan. This

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Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

Related: MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports

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