New York State’s E-Waste Recycling Law Takes Effect Today

New York State’s E-Waste Recycling Law Takes Effect Today

Signed into law last year, New York State’s Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act takes effect today.

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Cigarette Filter Recycling Program Will Significantly Reduce Pollutants In NYC Landfills

Cigarette Filter Recycling Program Will Significantly Reduce Pollutants In NYC Landfills

While we usually think about premature deaths and second hand smoke when we think about the detrimental effects of cigarettes, one consequence that often gets overlooked is the toxic effect they have on the environment. New York City alone boasts a smoking

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Morningside Park

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Morningside Park

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at Morningside Park on April 10. Check out the list of acceptable so you

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Union Square

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Union Square

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at Union Square Park on April 3. Check out the list of acceptable so

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling in Staten Island

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling in Staten Island

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event in the Staten Island Mall on April 2. Check out the list of acceptable so

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LES Ecology Center E-Waste Recycling Program

LES Ecology Center E-Waste Recycling Program

The Lower East Side Ecology Center hosts E-Waste drop off events throughout the year in all five boroughs of New York City. You can bring your working and non-working electronic waste and they will dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner — for

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling on the Upper East Side

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling on the Upper East Side

Recycle your old, unwanted gadgets the eco-friendly way and keep electronics out of the waste stream at this E-waste Recycling on 62nd Street in the Upper East Side. Recyclers have the chance to win a MacBook Air and will receive coupons for Apple Mac, iPod,

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Recycle your old, unwanted gadgets the eco-friendly way and keep electronics out of the waste stream at this E-waste Recycling at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling Event at RING Garden

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling Event at RING Garden

Recycle your old, unwanted gadgets the eco-friendly way, keep electronics out of the waste stream at this E-waste Recycling at RING Garden in Inwood.
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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling Event at Habana Outpost

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling Event at Habana Outpost

Recycle your old, unwanted gadgets the eco-friendly way, keep electronics out of the waste stream and get a free green t-shirt from Tekserve at this E-waste Recycling at Habana Outpost in Brooklyn.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at MulchFest 2015!

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at MulchFest 2015!

New Yorkers looking to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays can do so the easy way at MulchFest 2015. On January 10th and 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC will be setting up their tree recycling

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It will soon be illegal to trash electronics curbside in New York

It will soon be illegal to trash electronics curbside in New York

In the state’s ongoing effort to reduce its massive amounts of e-waste, New York has finally made it illegal to kick your unwanted electronics to the curb. Effective January 1st, the NY State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act will make it a crime

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BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

New York-based BKSK Architects is aiming high with their latest project, The Jefferson. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-family complex located on the East Village site of a former vaudeville theater by the same name is on track to earn LEED Gold certification

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Compost Your Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2014

Compost Your Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2014

Ray Villafane’s zombie pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden in 2012.

Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins after the Halloween festivities are over? Bring them to the Pumpkin Smash! Hosted by the NYC Compost Project,

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Halloween Costume Swap

Halloween Costume Swap

Join Greenmarket’s Halloween Costume swap to find a fun new-to-you costume or donate your clean, gently used costumes to other trick-or-treaters. The swap is totally free so take and give as much as you’d like. The market will also be accepting food scraps

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Stop ‘N’ Swap® – Bensonhurst

Stop ‘N’ Swap® – Bensonhurst

Here’s your chance to make some room in your home by giving away items you don’t need. Bring your clean, used items to Stop ‘N’ Swap® Bensonhurst this weekend. After you give, feel free to take what you would like as well.

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Lower East Side Ecology Center Environmental Learning  Open Hours

Lower East Side Ecology Center Environmental Learning Open Hours

Learn more about The Lower East Side Ecology Center, one of the first organizations to offer community-based recycling and composting programs in New York City! These programs were started with innovative recycling drop-off centers such as the Ecology Center,

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How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

That lasagna you couldn’t finish and the broccoli that went bad in your fridge could soon be turned into renewable energy if Waste Management has its way. The waste disposal and environmental services company is hoping to launch an experimental pilot program

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Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

If you’re an aspiring designer who has always dreamed of seeing your visions come to life, FIGMENT’s City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition is now accepting submissions for their fifth annual contest! The contest partners with the Emerging New York

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Sustainable Bike Ride Through Brooklyn

Sustainable Bike Ride Through Brooklyn

Join GreenHomeNYC for a sustainable bike tour around Brooklyn! You’ll be guided by architects and facilities staff to three of the most sustainable hotspots of Brooklyn- a salvage retail outlet, an electronic waste recycling plant, and New York’s first eco-friendly

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Intricate Recycled PVC Tube Forest Pops Up on Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Intricate Recycled PVC Tube Forest Pops Up on Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Marynowski, who is a Freelance Visual Merchandising professional, originally came up with the idea as part of a store display in the Meatpacking District. After the promotion ended, Marynowski was given permission to take his PVC- based design and enter it

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Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

Kimberly Tate of CDR Studios told Inhabitat that their project is a densely knit serpentine canopy of plastic cups held together by between 50,000 to 60,000. The entire project was laced together using cups and zip ties to create a crocheted fabric, which

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Join Today’s Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

Join Today’s Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

The Union Square Greenmarket is being transformed today into a green energy classroom for children and teenagers. Starting at 10:45am, GrowNYC will launch its Spring Energy Fair complete with pizza box solar ovens, green streetscapes, and the Recycling Olympics.

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at the Spitzer School of Architecture, turned an independent study project into

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NYC Event: How to Green Your School – Attend Our Informative Panel Discussion

NYC Event: How to Green Your School – Attend Our Informative Panel Discussion

Children in school today spend less time outdoors than ever before, and face increasing rates of obesity, asthma and allergies, ADHD, and other mental and behavioral health problems. At the same time, our civilization is facing catastrophic climate change,

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