Farm School NYC Trains a Community of Future Food-Forward Leaders for NYC

Farm School NYC Trains a Community of Future Food-Forward Leaders for NYC

Non-profit Just Food encompasses all that is farm fresh in New York City. Since 1995, the organization has been connecting sustainable food farms, markets, pantry programs and gardens to one another through an ever-growing network. Their Farm School NYC program

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Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Teaches Sustainable Eating With Delicious Hands-on Classes

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Teaches Sustainable Eating With Delicious Hands-on Classes

Located in a gorgeous exposed-beam, loft-like space, Ger-Nis’ facility has everything from fully equipped kitchens to classrooms and dining areas. Cooking classes can be taken in groups or individually, and cover an array of healthful living recipes —

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NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

image © Billa via Creative Commons

Melody Kelemu, a student at NYU, wants to use the poop from the dogs of New York to power lamps in our parks. The idea dawned on the neuroscience and environmental studies student when she moved to New York from her native

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Cornell Wins Bid to Build New York City’s Applied Science Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Wins Bid to Build New York City’s Applied Science Campus on Roosevelt Island

In the race to win the bid to build New York City’s Silicon Island East, it was Cornell and Stanford in a dead heat, and it was anyone’s guess as to who Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration would pick to head up the East Coast’s future preeminent school

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Life to Spacious Williamsburg Warehouse

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Life to Spacious Williamsburg Warehouse

As the pop-up design movement grows, it seems perfectly logical that Broudo would call upon Ken Farmer to join the team. A member of DoTank: Brooklyn, Farmer is more about taking action than talking even if things happen at an experimental level. He has seen

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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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NYC Receives World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

NYC Receives World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

New York City has been named a recipient of the World Green Building Council’s Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Buildings. The honor was announced on Monday during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP17,

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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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Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Development Are Green All Over

Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Development Are Green All Over

The 2005 plan for the Brooklyn Bridge Park mandated that the park be self sustaining financially. In a move to make that a reality, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) sent out the Pier 1 Hotel & Residential Development Request for Proposal (RFP)

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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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Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

image courtesy James Ewing

On the river’s edge, the kayak and boat launch pavilion create a direct connected to the Hudson River. The long, horizontal shape and open design frame the scenic waterway and mountainous horizon, and the flat roof is primed for

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INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss Building All New Starbucks to LEED Standards

INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss Building All New Starbucks to LEED Standards

INHABITAT: When did you start the program to build all new Starbucks locations to LEED certified standards?
Arthur: We officially launched it in 2008. The company has a history of innovation in this area, of environmentalism and sustainability, and it was,

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Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nearly every piece used to construct the center is seeing its second life. The 40 foot long shipping containers and windows are all recycled, and the steel doors and awnings were cut out from the containers themselves. Benches are being built out of massive

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Ford and SHFT Launch New Partnership Giving Consumers the “Power of Choice” in Green Living

Ford and SHFT Launch New Partnership Giving Consumers the “Power of Choice” in Green Living

With each new model, Ford has attempted to lighten their vehicles’ environmental impact. The 2008 Ford Escape was the first model to incorporate 100 percent post-industrial recycled plastic in the car’s interior. Since 2009, all Ford interiors are composed

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A Pop-Up Greenhouse by NY Sun Works Could Provide Cypress Hills With Farm Fresh Produce

A Pop-Up Greenhouse by NY Sun Works Could Provide Cypress Hills With Farm Fresh Produce

A new pop-up greenhouse could make its way to the Cypress Hills neighborhood in eastern Brooklyn. As part of an effort to battle the trend of obesity and diabetes in the low-income neighborhood, the conceptual Greenhouse Project will offer the community healthy

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The Dark Room Recycles Trash for a Spooky Experience Like No Other

The Dark Room Recycles Trash for a Spooky Experience Like No Other

Regular fixtures in the art world, Jonathan and Lori teamed up to create a unique experience fueled entirely by the visitor’s imagination. Those brave enough to enter Dark Room were directed to walk through a pitch-black maze, trusting in only a rope to guide

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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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The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

With so many economic challenges, The Art Party serves to offer peaceful alternatives that support creativity and social programs. A critical component involves incorporating resourcefulness and environmental consciousness into daily life. The group celebrates

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Bivouac New York is a Sky-High Campsite Atop a Brooklyn Warehouse

Bivouac New York is a Sky-High Campsite Atop a Brooklyn Warehouse

The project first came about when Stevenson observed that while New York City’s streets and buildings were densely populated, bustling locations, its rooftops still offered vast quantities of untouched, often serene open space. A large-scale installation artist

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FIT Student Denize Sofia Maaloe’s Sustainable Design Wins Warp & Weft’s Rug Design Competition

FIT Student Denize Sofia Maaloe’s Sustainable Design Wins Warp & Weft’s Rug Design Competition

Twenty-four storyboards and design samples animated the walls of the Warp & Weft showroom for the past few weeks. The result of just over a month of work and the first exposure to carpet design for many, students showcased their first assignments from

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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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Parsons DESIS Lab Explores Social & Sustainable Activism in North Brooklyn

Parsons DESIS Lab Explores Social & Sustainable Activism in North Brooklyn

At Inhabitat, we believe that good design can change the world — and we’re not alone in our quest to make this happen. Parsons the New School for Design was founded on this same idea, and today the institution is at the forefront of design thinking and education.

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Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Company Makes Sustainable Local Textiles for Eco Designers

Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Company Makes Sustainable Local Textiles for Eco Designers

Godesky bought the land in 1978 and went through a series of agricultural endeavors before establishing the farm and mill. She tried raising cows, rabbits and Dorset sheep for meat, but finally found her niche with Icelandic and Shetland sheep. The sheep’s

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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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