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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Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups”

Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups”

Considering that the average New Yorker can drink several gallons of coffee a day, you can imagine the amount of disposable java cups clogging up our landfills. So could a coffee cup-sharing program, like Citi Bike but for cups, be the solution? Good

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INTERVIEW: 6 Questions With Go-Green Teacher Aimee Østensen From the Manhattan Country School

INTERVIEW: 6 Questions With Go-Green Teacher Aimee Østensen From the Manhattan Country School

For many of us growing up, sustainability wasn’t much of a topic at school (other than maybe planting a tree or two for Earth Day), but that’s changing rapidly. Nowadays, environmental awareness and incorporating social justice and diversity are crucial topics

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Have Your Broken Stuff Fixed at the Pop-Up Repair Shop!

Have Your Broken Stuff Fixed at the Pop-Up Repair Shop!

Stop! Before you throw out that busted lamp or that broken paper shredder, bring them over to the Pop-Up Repair shop for a chance to get them working like brand new. The roving repair center will be opening up a new shop in Manhattan this week. If you’ve

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night at the Space-Age LEED Gold Yotel in Times Square

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night at the Space-Age LEED Gold Yotel in Times Square

Guests are greeted by Yotel’s famous luggage-toting robot at the Tenth Avenue entrance, which uses its 20-foot arm to safely stores suitcases and bags. Automatic check-in kiosks also greet visitors on the ground floor. If its human interaction you crave,

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NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

As tiny as they are, those plastic microbeads you find in your face and body washes are polluting New York waters in a significant way. Used as exfoliating abrasives in beauty products, the beads are a major threat to the state’s aquatic life and food supply.

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How Close is New York to Being Able to Grow All of Its Own Food?

How Close is New York to Being Able to Grow All of Its Own Food?

New York is known for being one of the most diverse culinary melting pots in the world with everything from Tibetan momos to Ethiopian injera to be found just a subway ride away. And while exotic ingredients may tantalize our tastebuds, recent disasters like

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CodeGreen Solutions Helps 1251 Avenue of the Americas Earn LEED-EB Silver Certification

CodeGreen Solutions Helps 1251 Avenue of the Americas Earn LEED-EB Silver Certification

Photo: Dan Deluca

One of the tallest buildings in New York City has earned LEED-EB Silver thanks to the help of LEED consultants CodeGreen Solutions. Located in the heart of Midtown at the edge of Rockefeller Center, the 54-story International Style office

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The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The long-awaited building opened last week, bringing a new architectural icon to the corner of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue. The facility will foster collaborative learning, with areas throughout the building to encourage interaction, co-working, and social

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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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Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

It’s a new year and New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in yesterday as the 109th mayor of NYC, and described the metropolis he inherited as a “tale of two cities” in his inauguration speech. “Big dreams are not a luxury reserved for a

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Mayor Bloomberg Signs E-Cigarette Ban on His Last Day in Office

Mayor Bloomberg Signs E-Cigarette Ban on His Last Day in Office

On his last day in office, Mayor Bloomberg flexed his authoritative muscle and signed a bill restricting the smoking of e-cigarettes. The new law will treat e-cigs as if they were conventional cigarettes, and prohibit them in all places cigarettes are banned,

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Project Carton: FIT Students Showcase Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Project Carton: FIT Students Showcase Sustainable Packaging Solutions

The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan just launched an exciting exhibition highlighting innovative packaging designs that use sustainable materials. Project Carton was created with the help of Evergreen Packaging Partners and GrowNYC, and it

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Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Times Square has been in the process of being transformed into a permanent pedestrian haven, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David

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NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of fourteen environmental cleanup projects in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan as part of the New York City Brownfield Cleanup Program. Bloomberg also revealed that the Office of Environmental

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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there are many fantastic organizations that help to fund children’s art programs,

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Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint’s Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint’s Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been around for several years now, but recently moved to a new location at 165 Banker Street in Greenpoint. Inside, the 23,000 former bakery warehouse offers up four long rows of local, artisan-made goods from LEGO jewelry to

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NYC Food Waste Challenge Announces 2,500 Tons of Trash Diverted from Landfills

NYC Food Waste Challenge Announces 2,500 Tons of Trash Diverted from Landfills

Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Food Waste Challenge reached a major milestone recently with the announcement that the city diverted over 2,500 tons of food from landfills in the past six months. The voluntary composting program, which consists of over 100 participating

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Dart Container Wants to Collect and Recycle New York’s Styrofoam Waste

Dart Container Wants to Collect and Recycle New York’s Styrofoam Waste

Outgoing NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg has been on a mission to clean up the city by banning Styrofoam cups and food trays, but now one of the world’s largest polystyrene product manufacturers has proposed an alternate solution. Dart Container says that it

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Prosthesis “Anti-Robot” Mixes Badass Robotics with Zero-Emissions Machinery

Prosthesis “Anti-Robot” Mixes Badass Robotics with Zero-Emissions Machinery

eatART (Energy Awareness Through Art), the eclectic Vancouver-based art group that creates projects promoting energy awareness, is behind both the Alpha Leg and the larger Prosthesis. The Vancouver group trucked the robot leg all the way to New York to show

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Crafted at the Canal Holiday Gift Fair

Crafted at the Canal Holiday Gift Fair

Build It Green!NYC will host the third annual Crafted at the Canal holiday fair focused on reuse, recycling and reclaimed materials on 12/6 from 5-9pm and 12/7 from 10am to 5pm. The event is sponsored by Coney Island Brewery and Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

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VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, how about hearing a band of robots make beautiful music? Artist Chico MacMurtrie’s eclectic collection of robotic sculptures is now performing for the first time on the East Coast at a historic

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New Green Grade School To Open in East Village – Will Be Downtown Manhattan’s First Waldorf Inspired School

New Green Grade School To Open in East Village – Will Be Downtown Manhattan’s First Waldorf Inspired School

For New York City families with preschool-aged children, nothing strikes fear into the heart quite so much as the search for a decent school for your child, and this frantic search often starts in the toddler and even infant years. This situation might ring

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