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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NY NOW announces the winners of its 2016 Summer Eco Choice Awards

NY NOW announces the winners of its 2016 Summer Eco Choice Awards

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NY NOW, New York’s premier showcase of home, lifestyle and gift the :

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‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

Related: Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

According to the project’s lead designer and architect, GHWA’s David West, AIA, “The site is located at the divide between Carroll Gardens, with its iconic brick and stone a

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We take the 2017 Chevy Volt on an electrifying eco-getaway up to the Hudson Valley

We take the 2017 Chevy Volt on an electrifying eco-getaway up to the Hudson Valley

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Tour this luxuriously sustainable new model apartment at 60 White in Tribeca (PHOTOS)

Tour this luxuriously sustainable new model apartment at 60 White in Tribeca (PHOTOS)

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Historic St. Ann’s warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

Historic St. Ann’s warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

We love it when urban renovation shuns demolition in favor of creative reuse of historic buildings. St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn dates back to the 1840s. Originally a tobacco warehouse, the building had been left abandoned and derelict for years St.

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New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

Big businesses will have to compost food waste in the Big Apple.

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Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square

Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square

Union Square will soon become home to a unique space with a living wall
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160728/union-square/community-space-with-hydroponic-grow-wall-opening-under-union-square-hyatt that makes it easier to build community and share

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Etsy’s new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

Etsy’s new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

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Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

A new study warns that the growing environmental trend of summer heat waves could lead to a 500-percent increase in heat-related deaths in New York City by 2080. The study evaluates a range of potential outcomes of the soaring temps in relationship to a

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VIDEO: World’s tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

VIDEO: World’s tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will offer a first look inside its residential building, the first residential Passive House high rise and the tallest Passive House in the world. Passive House is the strict international building standard that drastically reduces energy a

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New EOS eco-tower gives residents access to hooked-up Nike gym and rooftop recreation area

New EOS eco-tower gives residents access to hooked-up Nike gym and rooftop recreation area

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EŌS, The Durst Organization’s 47-story luxury mixed-use tower, which begins residential leasing this month.

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Design in the Age of Efficiency Panel Discussion

Design in the Age of Efficiency Panel Discussion

With recent legislation, new construction and major renovations of New York City-owned buildings now have to meet some of the highest efficiency standards in the nation. Local Laws 31 and 32 of 2016 amend the city’s current sustainability requirements

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Escobedo Soliz Studio’s colorful woven rope “sky” blankets MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

Escobedo Soliz Studio’s colorful woven rope “sky” blankets MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

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State Senate attempts roadblock to derail NYC’s plastic bag fee

State Senate attempts roadblock to derail NYC’s plastic bag fee

Despite the efforts of NYC leaders to push the city in a greener direction, the state Senate has other ideas. Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat from Brooklyn who caucuses with Republicans, introduced a new bill that would essentially reverse NYC’s bag de

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Staten Island’s active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

Staten Island’s active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

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New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

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“We are, quite literally, doubling down on good jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 4,000 living wage jobs at Dock 72 are a key part of that commitment. This project is going to help bring ideas, innovators and start-ups to the yard,

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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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NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal

NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal

Just a few days after gaining Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support, a five-cent fee on single-use plastic bags has been approved by the NYC City Council. The law will require business owners to charge a fee for each plastic bag customers use, in an attempt

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Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

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

“Cities that lead on climate, lead on buildings,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’ve set bold goals as we take on climate change and a clear path to meet

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