NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

New Yorkers will be seeing a lot more brown refuse containers around the city, as the sanitation department expands its curbside pickup of organic waste to serve nearly one million residents. The city’s Department of Sanitation recently launched its to

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‘Giant vacuum cleaner with miles-long hose’ proposed to tackle garbage issues on the High Line

‘Giant vacuum cleaner with miles-long hose’ proposed to tackle garbage issues on the High Line

Related: Celebrate the High Line’s idyllic Chelsea Grasslands with a full month of special events

“The collection station doesn’t smell, and it means that you don’t have the same issue of cleaning, and odor control, and vermin, and all those

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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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NY City Council may turn the 5-cent bag fee into a 5-cent bag refund to appease state lawmakers

NY City Council may turn the 5-cent bag fee into a 5-cent bag refund to appease state lawmakers

NYC’s pending five-cent plastic bag was approved by the City Council last month, as well as by Mayor Bill de Blasio, but it may not actually happen. What began as an unpopular initiative has grown into a true controversy, and now the political machine

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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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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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VIDEO: Karim Rashid and Richard Smiedt unveil new ‘bump’ all-in-one device-charging solution

VIDEO: Karim Rashid and Richard Smiedt unveil new ‘bump’ all-in-one device-charging solution

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NYC to triple food waste compost program in 2017 to reach a million residents

NYC to triple food waste compost program in 2017 to reach a million residents

In general, when you hear about food waste in the news, it’s a bad thing. However, NYC announced some good news on the subject this week as the city unveiled its plan to triple its compost program in 2017, ramping up to serve 600,000 households. than

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Inside JetBlue’s lean, green offices in Queens

Inside JetBlue’s lean, green offices in Queens

JetBlue’s brand new Long Island City digs are an environmentally friendly oasis that encapsulates the look and feel of the home base at JFK’s Terminal 5. Designed by HLW International, the creative space features transparent offices and conference a

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Escobedo Soliz Studio wins 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with colorful rope canopy

Escobedo Soliz Studio wins 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with colorful rope canopy

This year is the 17th edition of the the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 hasbeen committed to offering
emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging
each year’s winners to develop

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NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

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The project will include a number of state-of-art green features including onsite power generation and a waste water, or Black water, recycling system which will repurpose more than 130,000 gallons of water a day. The project is a joint venture

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Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Even people who have never visited New York (yes, they exist) are aware of the city’s deep and passionate love affair with pizza. And everyone is aware that pizza comes in boxes. Pratt Industries, who specializes in recycled paper and packaging, has a

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How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

The Brooklyn-based team at thread collective is working on a project in the city that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and even keep nearby plants lush and green. Would you have guessed that the next important green in New

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6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Maria Torres-Springer announced the winners of NYC BigApps 2015. The contest, BigApps, which is the nation’s largest civic innovation competition, challenged New

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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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Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

designed by Interbrand and ShiftSpace

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Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

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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Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

A colorful installation of eco-interior design has taken residence at Macy’s on 34th Street in Herald Square. Sustainable design company Art of Board has installed their signature recycled skateboard tiles, adorning Macy’s Young Men’s shop. The of

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9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

Archtober is here!

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Fall Celebration with Lower East Side Ecology Center

Fall Celebration with Lower East Side Ecology Center

Monday, September 28th, 6 – 8 pm
with renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf and Commissioner Kathryn Garcia from the NYC Department of Sanitation
Sims Municipal Recycling Facility (google map link here)
Bike and car parking available, free shuttles

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Have a sustainable stay at NYC’s swanky Ink48 hotel

Have a sustainable stay at NYC’s swanky Ink48 hotel

Kimpton’s Ink48 hotel has a strong sustainability portfolio that goes hand in hand with the brand’s cool luxurious vibe.

Related: New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

The hotel’s green policy caught the attention of the HotelWorld Global Hospitality & Design Awards, who named Ink48 Corporate

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Have you noticed NYC’s new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

Have you noticed NYC’s new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

From smelly nuisance to public hotspot? Sure, why not? Massachusetts-based company Big Belly has found a way to make NYC Garbage pull double duty as public Wifi Spots.

Cities wanted to offer public wifi face quite a few logistical problems. it

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Treehaus encourages a sort of “urban foraging” at its woodsy Midtown eatery

Treehaus encourages a sort of “urban foraging” at its woodsy Midtown eatery

More businesses are understanding that excellent design and sustainable decisions go hand-in-hand. The Midtown East Eatery, Treehaus, exemplifies that award-winning design can improve human, ecological, and business health. Designers from UnSpace in the

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Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Summer camp attendees will work on DIY projects based on their own suggestions, restyle old clothes and create reusable shopping bags.

“I try to help children understand that not only is sewing a fun thing you can do, but you can also turn it into

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New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms
All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people
Food manufacturers with a floor area of at least 25,000 square feet
Food wholesalers with

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