Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

The farm began last year with a $5000 Sodexo School Engagement Grant from YouthService America. Last fall, the students built a 40′ x 12′, energy-efficient, low-cost greenhouse, made with spare materials repurposed from an existing project. The growing space

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Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

New York City makes a lot of waste – 3 million tons to be exact — and it costs the city $300 million to export it away from our lovely city streets. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a roll trying to divert that waste from the landfill and has now put out a

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Emerging New York Architects Competition Unveils the Winning Designs for the Harlem Edge Waterfront

Emerging New York Architects Competition Unveils the Winning Designs for the Harlem Edge Waterfront

The plot of land in question, a decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located on the Hudson River at 135th Street, has endless possibilities. The contest sought to give Harlem residents a connection to the waterfront, as well as

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Terrarium Workshop at Wave Hill

Terrarium Workshop at Wave Hill

Don’t have a garden or greenhouse? Create your own tabletop landscape with Wave Hill Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Tiny ferns, creeping fig and other tropical plants thrive in the humid conditions of an enclosed glass jar as if in

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New York City Has Passed 29 Green Building Laws In the Last Two Years

New York City Has Passed 29 Green Building Laws In the Last Two Years

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced last week 25 percent of the proposed green building laws have been drafted into law over the last two years. The proposals were part of a green building report originally published

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New Interactive Map Shows How Much Energy Every Building in NYC Uses

New Interactive Map Shows How Much Energy Every Building in NYC Uses

New York City urban planners now have an important tool to help create energy reduction plans. An interactive map of New York has been developed by the Columbia University Engineering School to show the energy consumption of individual buildings across the

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JPMorgan Chase Headquarters Renovation Achieves LEED Platinum Status

JPMorgan Chase Headquarters Renovation Achieves LEED Platinum Status

JPMorgan Chase’s recently renovated global headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City has achieved LEED Platinum status! The newly greened building now holds the title of being the largest renovation in the world to achieve the USGBC’s highest certification.

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New Zoning Proposal Could Bring 1,200 Acres of Rooftop Farms to NYC

New Zoning Proposal Could Bring 1,200 Acres of Rooftop Farms to NYC

A new proposal by the Department of City Planning would allow commercial buildings throughout the city to be topped with rooftop farms or greenhouses without increasing the building’s floor area ratio and height restrictions. According to a study by the Urban

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Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

As Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure approaches its end, many are discussing what his long-lasting legacy will be. Education and economic development have been pillars of his administration, but no doubt Bloomberg will also be remembered for PlaNYC. The 30 year sustainability

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PHOTOS: Last Chance to See Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!

PHOTOS: Last Chance to See Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!

Located within the garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the train show sits among the greenhouse lush plants and flowers, with trains weaving among the greenery. The Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the TWA Terminal at JFK, and dozens of historic

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City Grow Encourages New Yorkers to Build Their Own Urban Gardens Through Free Workshops

City Grow Encourages New Yorkers to Build Their Own Urban Gardens Through Free Workshops

City Grow’s mission is not just to be a retail store, but to cultivate a community of passionate urban farmers that will influence the habit and diets of New Yorkers in the five boroughs. Each Saturday, City Grow’s Greenpoint location offers classes on

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Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC’s Buildings

Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC’s Buildings

This week, New York’s Department of City Planning released Zone Green, a set of proposed amendments to the city’s zoning resolution designed to remove obstacles to erecting green features in the city’s built environment. These amendments, available for public

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SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times Square

SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times Square

The 20-foot long black and white box in Times Square is the first of its kind in the U.S. Thanks to the design direction of Aedifica, it stands out amidst the overwhelming visual stimulation provided by the neon lights and billboards in the surrounding zone.

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New Report Says NYC Has Experienced Global Warming Effects at 2x the Global Average

New Report Says NYC Has Experienced Global Warming Effects at 2x the Global Average

As the effects of climate change become more and more a part of our daily lives, the forecast for the future of New York predicts some major changes. A new report by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority shows that New York City has

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A Pop-Up Greenhouse by NY Sun Works Could Provide Cypress Hills With Farm Fresh Produce

A Pop-Up Greenhouse by NY Sun Works Could Provide Cypress Hills With Farm Fresh Produce

A new pop-up greenhouse could make its way to the Cypress Hills neighborhood in eastern Brooklyn. As part of an effort to battle the trend of obesity and diabetes in the low-income neighborhood, the conceptual Greenhouse Project will offer the community healthy

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Riverpark’s Urban Farm on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Riverpark’s Urban Farm on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

The 15,000 square foot Riverpark Farm is made from stacked black milk crates lined with landscaping fabric, meaning that the entire thing can be picked up an moved (which they had to do during Hurricane Irene). Because building on the stalled site could resume

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World’s Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

World’s Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

‘Tis the season for pumpkin carving, and of course, the bigger the better! Farmers all over the world spend the better part of the year carefully harvesting their squash to hopefully end up with the year’s record breaker. This year, Jim Bryson from Quebec

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NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

Good news, New York! We are on track to hit the PlaNYC goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017! Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement yesterday as he kicked off Climate Week. Our GHG levels are 12 percent below the 2005 baseline, and

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Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Climate Week 2011 Calling World Leaders to Join The Clean Revolution

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Climate Week 2011 Calling World Leaders to Join The Clean Revolution

Mayor Bloomberg kicked off Climate Week 2011 yesterday with the release of the annual PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Inventory, which reported a 12 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions since 2005. The success of Bloomberg’s green policies was a key part to

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Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

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OPENgreenHOUSE Festival and Clossette Pop Up Swap Shop at the 14th Street Y

OPENgreenHOUSE Festival and Clossette Pop Up Swap Shop at the 14th Street Y

If noshing on yummy (and free!) organic treats and sipping fresh juices while shopping, swapping, learning and rocking out to a solar-powered DJ in an Urban Oasis sounds like your kind of party, mark your calendar for the 14th Street Y’s OPENgreenHOUSE, happening

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Have Some Free Eco Fun at the OPENgreenHOUSE Hosted by the 14th Street Y

Have Some Free Eco Fun at the OPENgreenHOUSE Hosted by the 14th Street Y

If noshing on yummy organic treats and sipping fresh juices while rocking out to a solar-powered DJ in an Urban Oasis sounds like your kind of party, mark your calendar for the 14th Street Y’s OPENgreenHOUSE, happening this Sunday, September 18th! The 14th

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Edible Schoolyard New York Update: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets His Hands Dirty!

Edible Schoolyard New York Update: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets His Hands Dirty!

Edible Schoolyard is the brainchild of Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in California. She began the project all the way back in 1995 at Martin Luther King Jr. middle school in Berkeley, just a few blocks from her restaurant. In an area where

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New York City’s First Honey Festival Coming to Rockaway Beach!

New York City’s First Honey Festival Coming to Rockaway Beach!

Local honey is good for all that ails you– allergies, sore throats, colds, not to mention that it’s delicious! The Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm and Rockaway Beach Club have teamed up to host New York City’s first ever Honey Festival, a celebration of local

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Help Save This Lot and Win It as the Venue For Your Ultimate Summer Barbeque!

Help Save This Lot and Win It as the Venue For Your Ultimate Summer Barbeque!

Domestic Construction design studio recently signed a lease on the abandoned lot next to their Greenpoint space when they heard the grassy knoll was going to be turned into a concrete parking lot.  Using Kickstarter they hope to hold onto their lease, but

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