Lawmakers move to halt NYC plastic bag fee

Lawmakers move to halt NYC plastic bag fee

On Monday, state Senators voted to put a halt on the city's new single-use shopping bag fee. Yesterday, the Assembly voted to do the same thing. Now, if the governor signs the…

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Lowline Lab closing at Essex Street as plans for the park move forward

Lowline Lab closing at Essex Street as plans for the park move forward

The Lowline Lab, an experiment in utilizing solar technology to grow and sustain plants underground, will close doors at Essex Street on February 26. The lab was designed to be a…

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Kimbal Musk launches a revolutionary shipping container farm initiative in Brooklyn

Kimbal Musk launches a revolutionary shipping container farm initiative in Brooklyn

Near Jay Z’s childhood home and an old Pfizer factory, one will find a set of ten steel shipping containers. Launched by Tobias Peggs and and Kimbal Musk, brother to Elon, the…

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State Senate guts measure to tax plastic bags in New York City

State Senate guts measure to tax plastic bags in New York City

The New York League of Conservation Voters has estimated that every year New Yorkers throw  away 10 billion plastic bags.  So,  passing a law to tax people 5 cents each if they…

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Central Park gets a new fleet of clean, green garbage carts

Central Park gets a new fleet of clean, green garbage carts

You’ve probably seen them buzzing around Central Park: those garbage carts used to pick up the park’s trash. Until now, those city employees in their carts have been puttering…

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Governor announces a $10 billion overhaul for a more green, accessible and tech-enhanced JFK airport

Governor announces a $10 billion overhaul for a more green, accessible and tech-enhanced JFK airport

In 2004, just two weeks after finishing graduate school, Rebecca van Bergen began Nest with the idea that supporting craft and small businesses could be an empowering tool for positive…

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Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

Last summer, Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Alloy Development collaborated on the 2000 Galloon Project, a pop-up nursery and event space that successfully brought attention to the…

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How Rikers Island uses gardening therapy to improve inmates' well-being

How Rikers Island uses gardening therapy to improve inmates' well-being

The Department of Corrections has announced that they will be awarding the Horticultural Society of New York to expand its horticultural therapy program at Rikers Island. Therapeutic…

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NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

In NYC, residential buildings here are responsible for roughly three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions. The NYC Building Operator Training Program, launched this week by the…

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NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

Related: Via Queens Tribune NY electric charging stations, electric-vehicle charging stations, Passage of INT. 1124, Councilman Costa Constantinides, New York City…

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NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

“As part of our OneNYC plan we are implementing 2,000 electric cars and reducing emissions in our City fleet,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We reached over 500 EVs after just one…

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Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

The power of the sun is out of reach for many low-income New Yorkers who might want the environmental and economic benefits of solar energy but don't own a rooftop or lack the financial…

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Twinkling cemetery would turn the deceased into a dazzling sea of lights under the Manhattan Bridge

Twinkling cemetery would turn the deceased into a dazzling sea of lights under the Manhattan Bridge

A creepy new proposal suggests transforming the undercarriage of the Manhattan Bridge into a twinkling graveyard, where human remains decompose in biomass pods and emit lights that…

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NYC launches United States' first citywide film and television industry sustainability program

NYC launches United States' first citywide film and television industry sustainability program

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced today a new sustainability initiative focused on film and television productions operating in the city. The “NYC Film Green” Program is…

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NYC moves forward with bag fee despite efforts to block it

NYC moves forward with bag fee despite efforts to block it

NYC leaders are moving forward to roll out the five-cent plastic bag fee approved by City Council in May 2016. As environmentalists applaud and store owners rush to follow instructions…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

The epic 3,000+ solar panel rooftop installation at Brooklyn Navy Yard is now complete, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office has announced. Installed by ConEdison, the sprawling solar array…

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NYC launches city's largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

NYC launches city's largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

New York’s largest urban tech space kicked off in a ceremony this week hosted by Grand Central Tech (GCT), Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and the New York City Economic Development…

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NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress on several green building programs that will get closer to the city's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.…

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The most sustainable city in the US is...

The most sustainable city in the US is...

While overall United States cities lag behind their European and Canadian counterparts for sustainability, there is one exception as New York City performs well, even by global…

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UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

Leading energy solutions firm UGE International (UGE) is in the process of installing a 261 kW rooftop solar project for a non-denominational church in South Brooklyn. Christian…

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New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved the Empire State's clean energy standard that requires 50 percent of…

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New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

Big businesses will have to compost food waste in the Big Apple.

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Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is giving away rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff and conserve water. The 60-gallon green containers are available…

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Brooklyn's largest public housing development to run on self-sustaining microgrid

Brooklyn's largest public housing development to run on self-sustaining microgrid

The Red Hook Houses District Energy System “NYCHA believes that the distributed energy component of this project has the potential to be a self-sustaining enterprise, and the…

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Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Coastal cities around the globe are bracing as sea levels continue to rise in response to global warming. New York is not only no exception, but some parts of the city could be…

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