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…

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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…

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Why the Green Movement Plays A Major Role in the Occupy Wall Street Protests

Why the Green Movement Plays A Major Role in the Occupy Wall Street Protests

Many may not think that Occupy Wall Street is a green event, but it most certainly is, seeing that much of the lobbying and subsidies that the protestors are rallying against are for…

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Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Climate Week 2011 Calling World Leaders to Join The Clean Revolution

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Climate Week 2011 Calling World Leaders to Join The Clean Revolution

Mayor Bloomberg kicked off Climate Week 2011 yesterday with the release of the annual PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Inventory, which reported a 12 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions…

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Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

New Yorkers were shocked when the state issued guidelines that would allow fracking near decrepit tunnels that supply drinking water to NYC, despite alarming research concerning the…

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NYC Parents Sue DOE to Speed Up Removal of PCB Tainted Lights From City Schools

NYC Parents Sue DOE to Speed Up Removal of PCB Tainted Lights From City Schools

We haven't heard much lately about the continuing battle to have PCB-tainted light fixtures removed from city schools, but on Wednesday, NYC parents filed a federal lawsuit in response…

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New York City's Bureaucracy Slowing Down Construction of Residential Solar Panels

New York City's Bureaucracy Slowing Down Construction of Residential Solar Panels

Despite NYC's solar policy, incentive programs, and the numerous economic and environmental benefits that come with it, only a few homeowners in NYC have been able to install solar…

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More Geese from NYC Parks Expected to be Killed in the Coming Weeks

More Geese from NYC Parks Expected to be Killed in the Coming Weeks

The geese saga continues as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced last week an expected round up of 700 to 800 Canada geese from parks in and around the…

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NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

Eco-friendly New Yorkers, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. In a new survey on the sustainability practices and policies of American and Canadian cities, New York was named…

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Complete Streets Bill for Safer Street Design Passes Both New York Houses

Complete Streets Bill for Safer Street Design Passes Both New York Houses

The Complete Streets Legislation unanimously passed both the state Senate and the Assembly yesterday with Governor Andrew Cuomo expected to sign the new legislation into law. The law…

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New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011 to be Voted on Today

New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011 to be Voted on Today

The New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011, a bill that aims to bring huge environmental and economic benefits to New York, is set to be voted on in the State Assembly today. In New York…

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NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a one year ban on fracking due to rising concerns about the effects it might have on drinking water. Fracking has proven to be very…

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NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank announced a new partnership that will help cities speed up reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and become more…

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Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Central Park

Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Central Park

New York City has really been working hard to turn its infamous concrete jungle image into something greener and more sustainable. Last month, updates to PlaNYC 2030 were released with…

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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…

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City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

Earlier this week, city officials broke ground on a brownfield site in Williamsburg, initiating a clean-up and redevelopment of Triangle Court, a vacant lot just east of the BQE.

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Updates to Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on Landfills, Banning Dirty Oils

Updates to Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on Landfills, Banning Dirty Oils

Mayor Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York today, assessing the program's progress since its launch four years ago.

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Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable…

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New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

Environmental groups from all across New York State came together in Albany earlier this week for a ‘Fracking Day of Action.'

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Discovery of Asbestos Complicates Removing PCB Leaking Lights from NYC Schools

Discovery of Asbestos Complicates Removing PCB Leaking Lights from NYC Schools

The fact that PCBs have been leaking into New York City's schools for months is bad enough, but now the situation has been even further complicated with the discovery of asbestos.

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EPA Wants 5-Year Removal Plan for PCB Leaking Lights in NYC Schools

EPA Wants 5-Year Removal Plan for PCB Leaking Lights in NYC Schools

The EPA has rejected the Bloomberg administration's 10-year removal plan and is pushing for a five-year removal deadline.

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New York MTA Wants A Share Of Profits From Recycled MetroCard Art

New York MTA Wants A Share Of Profits From Recycled MetroCard Art

MTA says artists are in violation of trademark laws by selling art work that is printed on MetroCards.

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Hundreds of Brooklyn Residents Show Support for Controversial Bike Lane

Hundreds of Brooklyn Residents Show Support for Controversial Bike Lane

Supporters of PPW controversial bike lane turn out by the hundreds on Sunday, April 10.

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NYSERDA Launches $25 Million Solar Thermal Incentive Program

NYSERDA Launches $25 Million Solar Thermal Incentive Program

NYSERDA launched an incentive program for thermal solar systems, in an effort to encourage New Yorkers to swap electric hot water systems for solar-powered systems.

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NYC Modifies Building Code to Require More Energy-Efficient Roofs

NYC Modifies Building Code to Require More Energy-Efficient Roofs

The NYC City Council approved three new green building codes, all of which call for more energy-efficient roofs.

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