The Next NY Mayor Now Has a Roadmap to Greener Buildings

The Next NY Mayor Now Has a Roadmap to Greener Buildings

The next mayor of New York has just been presented with a road map to green the city’s buildings. The built environment account for 75% of carbon emissions, 85% of water use and 95% of electricity consumption in New York, and the Urban Green Council believes

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ROGAN Returns to NYC with “Pop Down” Shop in Williamsburg

ROGAN Returns to NYC with “Pop Down” Shop in Williamsburg

We were bummed when eco-clothing brand ROGAN shut down their store on the Bowery last month with just a simple note promising their summer return at an unspecified location. But now we’re elated to report that ROGAN has finally found a new home in the hipster

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Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

During his final months in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his sights set on getting the concrete jungle to boost its recycling. Despite the Mayor’s past efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and get New York residents to start thinking more “green”,

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SL Green, Urban Air Foundation and NYRP Plant Trees on Randall’s Island for Earth Day

SL Green, Urban Air Foundation and NYRP Plant Trees on Randall’s Island for Earth Day

This past weekend, SL Green Realty Corp., New York Restoration Project and the Urban Air Foundation hosted “Re-Green NYC”, a day of tree-planting on Randall’s Island in coordination with Randall’s Island Park Alliance. SL Green tenants and employees

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Hear Author Bridgette Meinhold Speak at the Academy of Natural Sciences This Week in Philly

Hear Author Bridgette Meinhold Speak at the Academy of Natural Sciences This Week in Philly

This Thursday, May 23rd, Inhabitat’s Architecture Editor Bridgette Meinhold will be speaking at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University about sustainable housing and environmental challenges. Bridgette Meinhold is the author of Urgent Architecture:

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will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

Recycling may seem like second nature for some New Yorkers, but for many, it’s a confusing and inconvenient process. “Residents of the South Bronx who live in large apartment buildings face numerous obstacles that make it difficult to recycle on a regular

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How NYC Colleges Are Leading the Charge for PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

How NYC Colleges Are Leading the Charge for PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Some of New York’s colleges and universities have been quietly making every day Earth Day with a series of efforts to boost sustainability and conservation. From adding green roofs to their buildings to installing new wastewater management systems, many

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10 Global Companies Join PlaNYC Carbon Challenge to Cut Greenhouse Emissions

10 Global Companies Join PlaNYC Carbon Challenge to Cut Greenhouse Emissions

New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017 has taken another step in the right direction. At a press conference at Rockefeller University yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the expansion of the PlaNYC Carbon

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EARTH FEST @ Battery Urban Farm

EARTH FEST @ Battery Urban Farm

The Battery Conservancy will hold EARTH FEST on Saturday, April 20 at Battery Urban Farm. Celebrate Earth Day at this family-friendly event, which will offer arts and crafts, site tours, workshops and educational games to celebrate and promote food, farming,

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Holistic Spaces

Holistic Spaces

Anjie Cho Architect provides interior design and architectural services, with a focus on feng shui and green design. Anjie is a registered New York State Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and practices BTB Feng Shui. For over a decade, she has been

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MOMA PS1 Erects Temporary Geodesic Dome in Rockaways to Discuss Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy

MOMA PS1 Erects Temporary Geodesic Dome in Rockaways to Discuss Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy

MoMA PS1’s VW Dome 2 – the temporary cultural center created after Hurricane Sandy left Rockaway Beach severely damaged – opened last Friday with a performance by singer and Rockaways resident Patti Smith. The geodesic dome structure will be up for the

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November C2C Innovation Celebration

November C2C Innovation Celebration

The purpose of the Innovation Celebration is to create an ongoing event to recognize the leaders in product design innovation, as they create better products for our world using the Cradle to Cradle design principles and the CertifiedCM Cradle to Cradle mark.

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Miele Brings a Green-Walled Kitchen and Massive Herb Garden to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Miele Brings a Green-Walled Kitchen and Massive Herb Garden to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

EcoWalls and Miele worked together to design the verdant booth, which was centered around a giant tabletop-style herb garden. Miele also took the opportunity to show how their appliances can be made to blend almost undetectably into the background thanks to

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Get Free Stuff at the Load OUT Repurposing and Recycling Riot!

Get Free Stuff at the Load OUT Repurposing and Recycling Riot!

Enjoy an afternoon of repurposing and recycling activities that showcase creative thinking about sustainability and the arts! Take home all the donated costumes, props, and furniture you can carry—bring bags and carts to transport your findings, if necessary.

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NYC Sewage to Be Treated with Common Soap Ingredient Glycerol

NYC Sewage to Be Treated with Common Soap Ingredient Glycerol

The 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant in Queens has begun using a revolutionary biofuel process that employs glycerol (an ingredient that can be found in many soaps and perfumes) to remove nitrogen from our waterways. The first green water treatment facility

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NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City’s Golden Apple Awards

NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City’s Golden Apple Awards

The New York City Department of Sanitation is calling on the city’s youth to conceive, design, and implement innovative cleanup, beautification, or reclamation projects in their boroughs. Citywide schools (both public and private) from grades K-12 can compete

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Starving Artists Project Turns Cardboard Signs From NYC’s Homeless into Art for Social Change

Starving Artists Project Turns Cardboard Signs From NYC’s Homeless into Art for Social Change

The creators of the project, Nick Zafonte and Thompson Harrell, worked with world-renowned, award-winning photographer and film director Andrew Zuckerman to capture homeless men and women adjacent to their makeshift cardboard signs, and turn the images into

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New York City Students Rally to Ban Plastic Bags

New York City Students Rally to Ban Plastic Bags

A group of children from the Hewitt School’s Earth Committee are making waves in the city, calling for a plastic bag ban and working with leaders to make New York City a greener place to live. Through Change.org, the students have collected 1,616 signatures

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The New York Times Disbands Its Green Blog

The New York Times Disbands Its Green Blog

After posting 5,364 environmental news articles and becoming a major portal for the world to connect to sustainable ideas, the New York Times has said farewell to its Green Blog. All that remains of a once leading news source is a simple twitter feed of

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“Green” Dry Cleaners May Signify Neighborhood Gentrification in NYC but Buyer Beware

“Green” Dry Cleaners May Signify Neighborhood Gentrification in NYC but Buyer Beware

A natural dry cleaner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

If you’ve noticed “natural”, “green” or “organic” dry cleaners popping up in your neighborhood, it may be a sign that the area is moving up in the world. But while they may be good for property values, not

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Get Your Free Tree at the New York Restoration Project’s Upcoming Tree Giveaways

Get Your Free Tree at the New York Restoration Project’s Upcoming Tree Giveaways

Beginning on March 9th, the New York Restoration Project – a nonprofit organization founded by actress and environmentalist Bette Midler – will kick off their annual spring tree giveaways. Thanks to a sponsorship by Toyota, 4,500 trees will be free for the

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One World Trade Center’s Bomb-Proof Base Gets New “Green Tech” Glass Panels

One World Trade Center’s Bomb-Proof Base Gets New “Green Tech” Glass Panels

We’ve been following the progress of One World Trade Center closely, and this weekend we were excited to see some of the first signs of sustainability pop up at the construction site. More than 2,000 state-of-the-art, “green technology” glass panels are being installed on the street level podium wall of 1 WTC, which is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. These high-performance panels are double-paned and made with a frosted coating for absorbing sunlight and minimizing heat gain.

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Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

This multi-purpose home in Greenwich was created by Robert Young Architecture for a pair of artists. At 10,000 sq. ft. this is certainly no micro home – in fact, the house contains two large multipurpose galleries with 16-foot ceilings and ancillary rooms

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596 Acres Launches “I’m So Lucky You Found Me” Art Book About NYC Vacant Land

596 Acres Launches “I’m So Lucky You Found Me” Art Book About NYC Vacant Land

Eizirik, an illustrator from Brazil, spent a month sketching and interacting with Brooklyn’s vacant public land and residents, creating a series of drawings and collages that trace the debates and challenges surrounding public space in the city. Clips of

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NYC Considers Banning Styrofoam at All Food-Service Facilities

NYC Considers Banning Styrofoam at All Food-Service Facilities

Photo credit: Flickr/dotpolka

New York City is continuing its war against trash, this time with a possible styrofoam ban. The legislation is being proposed by Ron Gonen, the city’s Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability and it would prohibit

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