Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

A new report from the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) titled "All Green Buildings Great and Small" finds that smaller and older NYC rental buildings are missing out on…

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Recycled Stone Company Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers Jobs and a Second Chance

Recycled Stone Company Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers Jobs and a Second Chance

NYC green company Urban Stone diverts stone construction waste from landfills and recycles it into green building materials. But in addition to improving the environment, they are also…

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VIDEO: How You Can Cut Your Building's Energy Costs by Changing the Color of Your Roof

VIDEO: How You Can Cut Your Building's Energy Costs by Changing the Color of Your Roof

An initiative called the White Roof Project is cutting energy costs for buildings across New York City just by changing the color of their roofs. The volunteer-driven organization…

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NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $23 million investment to install solar panels on 24 public schools by 2016 as part of his One City, Built to Last green…

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What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March Today

What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March Today

A series of high-profile climate change awareness events is taking place in New York City starting today and is poised to change the world - with your help. The massive campaign kicks…

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New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the Empire State will receive $1.9 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government as climate…

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Get a Free Fruit Tree at MillionTreesNYC's Fall Tree Giveaway!

Get a Free Fruit Tree at MillionTreesNYC's Fall Tree Giveaway!

Great news tree huggers: MillionTreesNYC just launched its seventh tree giveaway season and for the first time ever, the green initiative will be handing out a variety of highly coveted…

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Did You Know That There's a 292,000-sq-ft Green Roof Atop the Jacob Javits Center?

Did You Know That There's a 292,000-sq-ft Green Roof Atop the Jacob Javits Center?

Millions of people pass through the doors of Manhattan’s glassy Jacob Javits Center each year, but most have no idea what lies right above their heads. While it might not be obvious…

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Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Developed and tested over the course of two years in a project collaboration between Bryant Park Corporation, Green Barrel Energy Inc., and Landscape Forms, CityCharge isn’t your…

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Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC's annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists…

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NYC to Create Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

NYC to Create Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's recently released $41 billion affordable housing plan to create or preserve 200,000 units for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers over the next…

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New Chicken Coop Pops Up at Edible Schoolyard NYC

New Chicken Coop Pops Up at Edible Schoolyard NYC

Chickens have come to roost at P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard thanks to a new coop. The green elementary school classroom was already home to a plotted farm and greenhouse + kitchen,…

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Lawmakers Extend NYC Solar Panel Tax Abatement Program to 2017

Lawmakers Extend NYC Solar Panel Tax Abatement Program to 2017

Lawmakers in Albany have passed a bill that would extend tax breaks for New York City properties that install solar panels. If the legislation is signed into law by Governor Andrew…

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Interboro's 'Living with the Bay' Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Interboro's 'Living with the Bay' Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. Interboro partnered with Apex, Bosch Slabbers, Center…

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New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York State is proposing a revolutionary change to how utilities operate that would move away from the 20th century business model of centralized power stations to a 21st century…

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at…

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New York Announces $1.6 Million in Dam Improvement Projects

New York Announces $1.6 Million in Dam Improvement Projects

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced a $1.6 million investment towards making dams across the state more resilient to storms to help control flooding. According to the…

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Biggest Update to NYC's Air Pollution Control Code Since 1975

Mayor de Blasio Announces Biggest Update to NYC's Air Pollution Control Code Since 1975

This week, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the biggest update to the city's Air Pollution Control Code since 1975 at an Earth Day event in Union Square. The plan will…

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INTERVIEW: 6 Questions With Go-Green Teacher Aimee Østensen From the Manhattan Country School

INTERVIEW: 6 Questions With Go-Green Teacher Aimee Østensen From the Manhattan Country School

For many of us growing up, sustainability wasn't much of a topic at school (other than maybe planting a tree or two for Earth Day), but that's changing rapidly. Nowadays, environmental…

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Horseless Electric Carriages Debut at the New York Auto Show

Horseless Electric Carriages Debut at the New York Auto Show

Animal Rights Group NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets) commissioned the model prototype in hopes of creating a permanent replacement for Central Park horse…

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Brooklyn's Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

Brooklyn's Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

While the Brooklyn Nets are positioning themselves for the NBA postseason, their home arena just scored a victory for the environment. NYC-based Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and…

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10-Cent Plastic Bag Fee Could Be Coming to NYC

10-Cent Plastic Bag Fee Could Be Coming to NYC

In an effort to reduce the number of plastic bags clogging landfills, the New York City Council introduced legislation last week to implement a 10-cent fee per bag at stores. The…

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Bridgeport, Connecticut Plans to Convert a Landfill into New England's Largest Solar Power Array

Bridgeport, Connecticut Plans to Convert a Landfill into New England's Largest Solar Power Array

Garbage dumps don't exactly have the greenest reputation, but one former landfill in Bridgeport, Connecticut is changing that with an exciting new solar venture. A recent City…

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Con Ed Increases Energy Savings Incentives Ahead of Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shutdown

Con Ed Increases Energy Savings Incentives Ahead of Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shutdown

In 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant station rather than renew its expiring license. To keep up with demand, Con Ed is…

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The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

Green tech startups now have a new place to call home in downtown Brooklyn. The Urban Future Lab - which was unveiled last week by the New York City Economic Development Corporation…

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