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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Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

Master composter and graphic designer, Debbie Ullman, thinks NYC is addicted to throwing away organic food waste. Therefore, in order to put residents on the right composting path, the former tabloid newspaper designer has created the New York Compost

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

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

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Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

New York’s Stony Brook University is the first institute of higher education to install a Freight Farm, an innovative hydroponic farm that can grow plants year round.

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A floating food forest may be coming to the Hudson River

A floating food forest may be coming to the Hudson River

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Related: Parasitic Geodesic Flock House Pops Up in Battery Park

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$2.1 million Metro North Railroad energy efficiency project completed in NY

$2.1 million Metro North Railroad energy efficiency project completed in NY

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the Metro North Railroad improvement project, worth $2.1 million, is complete. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Railroad North White Plains Train Yard now has increased energy with

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Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food was founded in 2014 by screenwriter Leora Barish in order to address two problems: the challenges veterans face as they transition back into civilian society, and America’s need for new farmers to supply the growing demand for locally and a

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Our administration has made an unprecedented commitment to our the

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NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

Power plants state wide could soon be delivering cleaner, more efficient energy to customers thanks to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) new pilot program. The agency recently announced a request for proposals of

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Could cloning bring back Astoria’s beloved 100-year-old tree?

Could cloning bring back Astoria’s beloved 100-year-old tree?

Residents of 34th Street in Astoria have a tangible empty space where a beloved 100-year-old tree used to be. The Parks Department cut down the massive American Elm in March after it began showing signs of decay. Although the tree has been gone for is a

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Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an existential threat and New York City must continue to lead the way,”

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Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city’s eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg administration. As reported by Cains New York, Local environmental is

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Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Nearly 300 existing New York City Housing Authority will be getting sustainable upgrades in a $100 million city project announced by Mayor de Blasio last week. A series of Energy Performance Contracts will help de Blasio retrofit thousands of buildings

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Don’t miss ESNYC’s celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié’s turnip carpaccio recipe

Don’t miss ESNYC’s celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié’s turnip carpaccio recipe

Turnip Carpaccio
Kevin Pemoulié, Thirty Acres

4 servings

Ingredients:
4 medium-large sized purple top turnips
2 watermelon radishes, sliced thin
1bu chives, sliced
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and/or smoked
olive oil
rye bonji (light soy is

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WastED: Behind the design of NYC’s food waste pop-up serving dishes made from dinner scraps

WastED: Behind the design of NYC’s food waste pop-up serving dishes made from dinner scraps

Barber, a long-time advocate of the locavore movement and sustainable food awareness, created WastED as an experiment to see how foods that are usually thrown away could be reimagined as viable (and still perfectly delicious) ingredients. The menu consists

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Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in the Tall Buildings category, the design envisions a vertical

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New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

According to new findings from the NYU Langone Medical Center, highly polluted air in parts of New York state could greatly increase the risk of strokes. This is because dirty air can cause the arteries in the head and neck to narrow (Carotid Artery Stenosis),

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New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

According to a new NPCC climate change report released this week, NYC’s climate future is going to be increasingly hot and perilously wet. The paper, which is the first of its kind to provide climate predictions for the city until 2100, estimates that

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New report reveals climate projections and resiliency plans for NYC through the year 2100

New report reveals climate projections and resiliency plans for NYC through the year 2100

It’s been a busy week for Mayor de Blasio. First he launched the Green Buildings Technical Working Group to up the ante on the city’s ambitious carbon emissions reduction plan, and now he’s released a major report by the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) that

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