Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd have announced that all 5,300 NYC buildings that were previously burning No.6 heating oil, which…

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49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

Nearly 50 New York schools are adopting a plant-based nutrition program to help kids learn to make healthy choices. The program - called the Daily Scoop - is led by Lean and Green Kids…

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NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

*** The project will include a number of state-of-art green features including onsite power generation and a waste water, or Black water, recycling system which will repurpose more…

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16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

It’s not quite a Christmas miracle, but we’ll take it. A number of big name hotels in the city have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent over the next…

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How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

The Brooklyn-based team at thread collective is working on a project in the city that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and even keep nearby plants lush…

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6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Maria Torres-Springer announced the winners of NYC BigApps 2015. The contest, BigApps, which…

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Michael Bloomberg selected to lead global climate change task force

Michael Bloomberg selected to lead global climate change task force

The Guardian is reporting that former NYC Mayor and business magnate, Michael Bloomberg has been chosen to lead a global taskforce on climate change. Mark Carney, governor of the Bank…

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New York City's ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

New York City's ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

Mayor Bill de Blasio's green buildings plan for NYC, One City Built to Last, has won the C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award in Paris. The comprehensive plan,…

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NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

New York’s sustainability plan is fleshed out a little more this week, as Mayor Bill de Blasio rolls out NYC Clean Fleet, a comprehensive plan to create the largest electric vehicle…

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Governor Cuomo eyes 50-percent renewable energy goal for New York

Governor Cuomo eyes 50-percent renewable energy goal for New York

Related: “A 50 percent RPS is a significant milestone toward addressing New York’s climate goals, and reaffirms the state as a leader in seizing the economic advantages of clean…

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Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says that New York City property owners could save $150 million a year and reduce climate change by doing one simple thing. Environmental…

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JetBlue's blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue's blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue Airways is opening its own farm, just outside Terminal 5. The 24,000-square-foot farm will feature 3,000 crates of blue potato plants as well as 2,000 herbs and a variety of…

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Tribal Solarthon kicks off at New York's Shinnecock Nation

Tribal Solarthon kicks off at New York's Shinnecock Nation

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the Shinnecock Nation today in order to kick off Tribal Solarthon. The two-week event, organized by Grid Alternative, is part of…

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Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Bloomberg L.P.’s global headquarters, located in midtown Manhattan, and the company’s downtown data center will be getting a little bit greener, thanks to clean solar energy…

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NYC students aim to fill New York Harbor with a billion oysters by 2030

NYC students aim to fill New York Harbor with a billion oysters by 2030

Related: Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal Via WSJ Billion Oyster Project , billion oyster project, new…

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Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program for the state of New York. The program includes a number of renewable energy choices for residents. Related: New…

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio.…

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NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

Power plants state wide could soon be delivering cleaner, more efficient energy to customers thanks to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) new…

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Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa's solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one's bum.

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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy .... Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare…

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NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the creation of a new $1.8 million program to fund the development of local responses to climate change. The Community Climate…

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Pratt's Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city's sewer problems

Pratt's Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city's sewer problems

Flooding and sewage overflow has been a hot button issue in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, inciting city and private programs to create new systems to help prevent future…

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Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an…

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city's eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg…

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