Nicole Howell’s ‘Toss With Care’ Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

Nicole Howell’s ‘Toss With Care’ Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

The Pratt Institute for Design is known for its phenomenal furniture design students as well as architects, artists, graphic designers, but for trash can designers? Yes, that’s right, recent graduate Nicole Howell turned her ‘Toss With Care’ trash can design

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Staten Island NatureFest 2011

Staten Island NatureFest 2011

Hosted by the Staten Island Museum, stop by for the 9th annual NatureFest at Great Kills Park on Staten Island. NatureFest is Staten Island’s premier environmental fair, and will feature tons of activities for the whole family.

Make sure you drop

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Eco-Friendly Birdbath Bakery Serves Up Fresh Sustainable Baked Goods & Supports Local Farms

Eco-Friendly Birdbath Bakery Serves Up Fresh Sustainable Baked Goods & Supports Local Farms

Recently, Inhabitat was welcomed into the 200 Church Street location in Tribeca, and lucky for us it was also CSA day which meant even more local and fresh produce to enjoy. Repurposed shipping crates still retaining the marks of being shipped around the world

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New NYC Textile Recycling Program Will Keep 200,000 Tons of Clothing Out of Landfills

New NYC Textile Recycling Program Will Keep 200,000 Tons of Clothing Out of Landfills

Tired of schlepping your hand-me-downs all over town just to recycle them? You might not need to for much longer. City officials are teaming up with Housing Works, an organization dedicated to helping homeless people affected by HIV/AIDS, to create Refashion

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Smoking is Now Illegal in New York City Parks and Beaches

Smoking is Now Illegal in New York City Parks and Beaches

As of today, all public parks, plazas, beaches, and green spaces in New York City are smoke free. The city’s controversial smoking ban officially takes effect today, meaning that lighting up a cancer stick in the middle of Central Park will now cost you $50.

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GrowNYC Stop ‘N’ Swap at the Beach 96th Street Block Party

GrowNYC Stop ‘N’ Swap at the Beach 96th Street Block Party

Community “swaps” provide the perfect opportunity to find new homes for things you no longer need. By taking home items that you can use, you are also helping to prevent waste from production, packaging and transportation required to get new things. On June 18, you can find GrowNYC collecting clothes at the Beach 96th Street Block Party.

The Office of Recycling Outreach and Education coordinates the Stop ‘N’ Swap in the communities where we are working to improve recycling in order to facilitate waste prevention and material reuse. …

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Brooklyn Community Clothing Swap at Macon Library

Brooklyn Community Clothing Swap at Macon Library

Need to spruce up your wardrobe for spring? Stop by the Macon Library for a clothing swamp, hosted by Brooklyn Clothing Exchange & GrowNYC. Bring at least one bag of gently used clothing for recycling, and don’t forget to pick up something for yourself!

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Screening and Discussion of “The Green Apple: Recycling”

Screening and Discussion of “The Green Apple: Recycling”

Come see NYC recycling in a completely new light it in this year’s Emmy Award winner in Environmental Programming. The screening of The Green Apple: Recycling, will be followed with by a presentation with OROE, who will be holding an interesting discussion

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What is a Sustainable City? Four Influential Green Mayors Discuss During the Festival of Ideas

What is a Sustainable City? Four Influential Green Mayors Discuss During the Festival of Ideas

It’s a question we think about a lot here at Inhabitat: what is a sustainable city? Is it LEED certified buildings? Efficient public transportation? An abundance of green space? This past Friday, we had the pleasure of attending The Sustainable City Mayoral

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PHOTOS: The Festival of Ideas StreetFest Takes Over Downtown Manhattan

PHOTOS: The Festival of Ideas StreetFest Takes Over Downtown Manhattan

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. yesterday, May 7th, the StreetFest transformed the Bowery and the Lower East Side into a dynamic green hub abuzz with activity. Tents lined the Bowery, from Spring Street up to Houston, with vendors ranging from Green Depot, which was

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Electronic Waste Recycling at the Festival of Ideas

Electronic Waste Recycling at the Festival of Ideas

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding an electronic waste (“e-waste”) recycling event at the Festival of Ideas for the New City in the Lower East Side to responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics from New York City residents.

We accept the following working and non-working equipment:

• Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
• Monitors
• Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
• Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
• Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.)
• Components (hard drives, …

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After The Barn: Historic Furniture Made from Reclaimed New York Barn Wood

After The Barn: Historic Furniture Made from Reclaimed New York Barn Wood

As we move further and further from our traditional agricultural ways we find ourselves surrounded by underused farming materials, especially barns. After The Barn is taking the once beautiful pastoral structures that are on the verge of collapse and transforming

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Wearable Collections

Wearable Collections

Wearable Collections is a textile recycling company focused on diverting clothing, linens, luggage and shoes from the waste stream. We provide a no cost, turn-key solution to recycling clothing within residential buildings in NYC. We handle all the logistics

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Film Biz Recycling

Film Biz Recycling

Film Biz Recycling is a nonprofit prop house where everything has been donated by movie studios, tv, or commercial productions. The founder, Eva Radke, who worked in the film business for 15 years, started Film Biz Recycling when she realized just how much

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PHOTOS: Inside the Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

PHOTOS: Inside the Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

Inhabitat recently got a private tour of the Hearst Tower! Completed in 2006, the tower was the first building in New York City to receive LEED Gold certification.

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Freecycling Curbside Furniture Could Cost You Up to $2000 in New York City!

Freecycling Curbside Furniture Could Cost You Up to $2000 in New York City!

New Yorkers have had an unspoken tradition of freecycling for years. Walking down any city street, we often see items set up in “display” that are free for the taking. Perfectly usable books, furniture, clothing, purses that are meant for the garbage can

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Festival of Ideas: The Sustainable City Mayoral Panel

Festival of Ideas: The Sustainable City Mayoral Panel

Join a group of leading Mayors as they discuss their work on making their cities ready and open for the long-term future during the Festival of IdeasThe Sustainable City Mayoral Panel.” The sustainable city is the city with a future. Between greenwashing and scolding, it is easy to be cynical about admonitions to change our resource-consuming habits, but the fact is that our future depends on it—and on making our cities not only environmentally but economically and politically sustainable as well.

Introduction by David Byrne
Musician, artist, producer, …

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Solar One & GrowNYC Present Green Your Home From The Inside Out!

Solar One & GrowNYC Present Green Your Home From The Inside Out!

Solar One and GrowNYC present Green from the Inside Out on Thursday, May 20th, from 6-8:30pm at the City College of New York in the North Academic Center (Ballroom), located on Convent Avenue and 138h Street. This event gives co-op and condo owners, building

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Burble Bup: A Playful Green Pavilion for Governor’s Island Designed by Bittertang

Burble Bup: A Playful Green Pavilion for Governor’s Island Designed by Bittertang

Bittertang designed Burble Bup, a whimsical, eco-friendly pavilion that will host performances all summer long on Governor’s Island.

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Brooklyn’s Film Biz Prop Shop is a Treasure Trove of Recycled Design

Brooklyn’s Film Biz Prop Shop is a Treasure Trove of Recycled Design

With the motto of “never landfill a re-usable item,” the Film Biz Prop Shop is much more than a thrift store.

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Electronics Recycling at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn

Electronics Recycling at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn on April 30. Check out the list of acceptable so

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We Can Green Brooklyn Eco-Fair

We Can Green Brooklyn Eco-Fair

Join the Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush for the 2nd Annual Eco-Fair to create greener Brooklyn neighborhoods. NHS is committed to learning with our Brooklyn neighbors how we all can be better eco-citizens by sharing information about environment-friendly

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Forest Park Recycling Day Sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo

Forest Park Recycling Day Sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo

Rain or shine, join State Senator Joe Addabbo for a huge recycling event at Forest Park in Queens! All are welcomed to bring clothing & textiles, electronics, confidential papers (shredded while you watch), and residential carpeting. Please click here

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Electronics Recycling at Van Cortland Park in The Bronx

Electronics Recycling at Van Cortland Park in The Bronx

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at Van Cortlant Park on April 17. Check out the list of acceptable so

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Electronics Recycling at Tekserve

Electronics Recycling at Tekserve

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at Tekserve in Chelsea on April 16. Check out the list of acceptable

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