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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95 local students envision awesome features for NYC's underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

95 local students envision awesome features for NYC's underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

The interactive exhibit features the students' handmade 3D models, which illustrate their most fantastical aspirations for the Lowline from trees and ponds to fountains, historic…

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Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

We've heard of restaurants that serve foraged food, but what about food waste? That's the idea behind NYC's newest pop-up experiment: WastED. Starting today, renowned chef and…

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Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

New Yorkers sick of Old Man Winter now have another exciting reason to look forward to spring: New York's MillionTreesNYC just announced its annual spring tree giveaway! The PlaNYC…

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Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC's 80 by 50 objective

Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC's 80 by 50 objective

Taking a huge step closer to NYC's ambitious 80 by 50 goal, Mayor de Blasio recently announced the launch of the city's green-minded Technical Working Group (TWG). The group is made…

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Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

New York City's recent decision to ban single-use styrofoam containers (which will go into effect on July 1st) was celebrated by many as a major step towards eliminating…

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CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

Exciting solar news, NYC! Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the City University of New York (CUNY) has been awarded $800,000 to support the design and implementation of the…

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Details of NYC's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions begin to surface

Details of NYC's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions begin to surface

Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious goal of reducing New York’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Now some of the details of the plan are surfacing,…

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Mayor de Blasio announces NYC's new Office of Sustainability

Mayor de Blasio announces NYC's new Office of Sustainability

In a move meant to streamline the city's climate change policies and sustainability initiatives, Mayor de Blasio has combined the Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability with…

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NY Kicks Off Textile Recycling Campaign to Divert 1.4 Billion Pounds of Clothes from Landfills

NY Kicks Off Textile Recycling Campaign to Divert 1.4 Billion Pounds of Clothes from Landfills

New York has kicked off a new campaign to bolster clothing and textile recycling statewide. Called “Clothes the Loop,” the initiative is the brainchild of the New York State…

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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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