The New York Hospital Queens Goes Green

The New York Hospital Queens Goes Green

The New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ), located in Flushing and serving a community of  about 115,000 people each year, is upgrading its 55-year-old infrastructure as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC ‘s green energy initiative. The hospital aims to

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Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Bank of America Building (One Bryant Park)
The most sustainable skyscraper in New York City, the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is LEED Platinum certified, and it was the first tower in the world designed to achieve that rating. Designed by Cook+Fox

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Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

The Queens Library Foundation announced this week that it is partnering with the Community Environmental Center (CEC) of Long Island City to retrofit five branches of the Queens Library and create green education programs for the community. The $250,000 project

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Bronx Couple Set Up a Sustainable Urban Fish Farm in 50-Gallon Recycling Bins

Bronx Couple Set Up a Sustainable Urban Fish Farm in 50-Gallon Recycling Bins

Not far from the New Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, Christopher Toole is doing a little fishing of his own. Leaving behind a life of financial planning, Toole and his girlfriend Anya Pozdeeva have set up shop as urban fish farmers.

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Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Double New York City’s Recycling Rate by 2017

Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Double New York City’s Recycling Rate by 2017

In his State of the City address today, Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan to double New York City’s recycling efforts over the next five years. With the implementation of residential recycling and the creation of local composting sites, the Big Apple will

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Bakeri Brings Freshly Baked Bread and a Warm Vintage Cafe to Williamsburg

Bakeri Brings Freshly Baked Bread and a Warm Vintage Cafe to Williamsburg

Upon entering Bakeri, customers are welcomed by staff members outfitted in blue jumpsuits and a large case filled with freshly made breads, quiches, scones and cookies. The wood and glass case that holds the beautiful baked delights came from a neighboring

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E-Waste Recycling Event at West 63rd Street

E-Waste Recycling Event at West 63rd Street

Tekserve has teamed up with Lower East Side Ecology Center for free “after-the-holidays” electronics recycling around NYC during January 2012. Head to the Upper West Side to drop off electronics for proper recycling to help keep them out of our wastestream.

Tekserve is offering all eWaste Recyclers two special offers:
•Green Karma Coupon worth anywhere btw $5 and $500 off any products or services
•Entry into Tekserve’s raffle for brand new MacBook Air

For more details, visit tekserve.com/recycling.

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E-Waste Recycling Event at Prospect Park

E-Waste Recycling Event at Prospect Park

Tekserve has teamed up with Lower East Side Ecology Center for free “after-the-holidays” electronics recycling around NYC during Jan. 2012. Events begin Sat., Jan 7th and run every Sat and Sun till Jan. 28th. Head to Prospect Park on Sunday, January 15th to drop off any unwanted electronics for proper recycling.

Tekserve is offering all eWaste Recyclers two special offers:

•Green Karma Coupon worth anywhere btw $5 and $500 off any products or services

•Entry into Tekserve’s raffle for brand new MacBook Air

For more details, visit tekserve.com/recycling.

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E-Waste Recycling at Queens Botanical Garden

E-Waste Recycling at Queens Botanical Garden

Tekserve has teamed up with Lower East Side Ecology Center for free “after-the-holidays” electronics recycling around NYC during Jan. 2012. Events begin Sat., Jan 7th and run every Sat and Sun till Jan. 28th.

Tekserve is offering all eWaste Recyclers two special offers:
•Green Karma Coupon worth anywhere btw $5 and $500 off any products or services
•Entry into Tekserve’s raffle for brand new MacBook Air

For more details, visit tekserve.com/recycling.

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E-Waste Recycling at Union Square Park

E-Waste Recycling at Union Square Park

Tekserve has teamed up with Lower East Side Ecology Center for free “after-the-holidays” electronics recycling around NYC during Jan. 2012. Events begin Sat., Jan 7th and run every Sat and Sun till Jan. 28th.

Tekserve is offering all eWaste Recyclers two special offers:
•Green Karma Coupon worth anywhere btw $5 and $500 off any products or services
•Entry into Tekserve’s raffle for brand new MacBook Air

For more details, visit tekserve.com/recycling.

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E-Waste Recycling Event at Midland Beach

E-Waste Recycling Event at Midland Beach

Tekserve has teamed up with Lower East Side Ecology Center for free “after-the-holidays” electronics recycling around NYC during Jan. 2012. Events begin Sat., Jan 7th and run every Sat and Sun till Jan. 28th.

Tekserve is offering all eWaste Recyclers two special offers:
•Green Karma Coupon worth anywhere btw $5 and $500 off any products or services
•Entry into Tekserve’s raffle for brand new MacBook Air

For more details, visit tekserve.com/recycling.

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Give the Gift of Philanthropy with an Ioby New York Gift Card

Give the Gift of Philanthropy with an Ioby New York Gift Card

What do you get the discerning eco-conscious, community-involved New Yorker who has everything for the holidays? Help them help others by buying them an ioby New York giving card. Your selfless loved ones can choose one of ioby’s sustainable neighborhood

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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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Solar One and Green Design Lab Offer NYC Schools the Chance to Win $9,000 for Reducing Energy

Solar One and Green Design Lab Offer NYC Schools the Chance to Win $9,000 for Reducing Energy

New York public schools are being challenged to save as much energy as possible as part of an initiative with the Green Design Lab program. The thirty participating schools will have the chance to win grants totaling $30,000, sponsored by non-profit Solar

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Brooklyn’s Open Source Gallery Winterizes With Low Cost, Sustainable Design

Brooklyn’s Open Source Gallery Winterizes With Low Cost, Sustainable Design

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BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 was originally constructed in 1857 by T.U. Walter, the same architect who designed the cast iron dome of the Capitol building. It served as domestic quarters within the Navy Yard. While much of the inside of the building was gutted, the original shell

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La Marqueta’s Clothing and Textile Recycling Day

La Marqueta’s Clothing and Textile Recycling Day

In Harlem, La Marqueta’s Clothing and Textile Recycling Day takes place on Saturday, November 19th. Clean out your closets and bring us yourclean unwanted clothing, paired shoes, coats, sheets, towels, blankets, scarves, belts, hats, and handbags.

Materials

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The East Village’s Sustainable NYC Wins Best Green Business Award

The East Village’s Sustainable NYC Wins Best Green Business Award

The cute East Village one stop shop, Sustainable NYC, has just won the Green America People’s Choice Award for Best Green Business. The general store meets boutique meets café has been providing sustainable goods and great fair trade coffee to East Villagers

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Materials For The Arts Upcycles Art Supplies for New York’s Non-Profits

Materials For The Arts Upcycles Art Supplies for New York’s Non-Profits

A bevy of materials are found and given away through MFTA. The warehouse includes aisles of craft supplies, a fabric center, a paint room, lumber, furniture, paper, and props donated by designer fashion houses, offices, lumber yards, retail stores and leading

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Southampton Plastic Bag Ban is Now in Effect!

Southampton Plastic Bag Ban is Now in Effect!

The Hamptons are often written about because of the lavish summer homes and exclusive beach parties, but this past weekend, Southampton, NY made headlines by being one of the first summer towns to pass an extremely green initiative. As of yesterday, plastic

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Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

The Sustainability group now has a table and sign officially signalling their approval by the General Assembly to operate as part of the Occupy Wall Street ecosystem. Established about three weeks ago, the team is in charge of operations such as recycling,

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GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

New York City students can now practice the habit of recycling in their own classrooms. Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island Public Schools will be receiving 40,000 new paper recycling bins. As part of the GrowNYC Recycling Champions program, each school

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New York City Lags Far Behind in Recycling Rates

New York City Lags Far Behind in Recycling Rates

New York City may be at the top of its game when it comes to energy efficiency and working toward a greener future, but there is one crucial area where the Big Apple seriously lags behind: recycling. Legislation was passed last year to overhaul the city’s

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Liberty Island’s Retail Pavilion is NYC’s Fifth LEED Platinum Building

Liberty Island’s Retail Pavilion is NYC’s Fifth LEED Platinum Building

The sleek pavilion is encased in a sturdy steel frame, designed to withstand the weather elements and the heavy visitor traffic on the small island environment. The frame can also be easily disassembled and recycled should the building be deemed obsolete.

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Understanding Occupy Wall Street as an Ecosystem With SPURSE & the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Understanding Occupy Wall Street as an Ecosystem With SPURSE & the BMW Guggenheim Lab

The group was divided into teams of two and each was delegated one of the Eight Principles for Managing a Commons from Nobel Prize winning Economist Elinor Ostrom’s work. From each assigned principle, participants formed questions concerning the structure

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