Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

New York City makes a lot of waste -- 3 million tons to be exact -- and it costs the city $300 million to export it away from our lovely city streets. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a…

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House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

Aerial view of the area where the Brooklyn-Queens pipeline would run Brooklyn and Queens homes may soon be powered by natural gas instead of heavily polluting number 4 and number 6…

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New York City Has Passed 29 Green Building Laws In the Last Two Years

New York City Has Passed 29 Green Building Laws In the Last Two Years

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced last week 25 percent of the proposed green building laws have been drafted into law over the last two years.…

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The New York Hospital Queens Goes Green

The New York Hospital Queens Goes Green

The New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ), located in Flushing and serving a community of  about 115,000 people each year, is upgrading its 55-year-old infrastructure as part of Mayor…

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Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

As Mayor Bloomberg's tenure approaches its end, many are discussing what his long-lasting legacy will be. Education and economic development have been pillars of his administration,…

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Solar One and Green Design Lab Offer NYC Schools the Chance to Win $9,000 for Reducing Energy

Solar One and Green Design Lab Offer NYC Schools the Chance to Win $9,000 for Reducing Energy

New York public schools are being challenged to save as much energy as possible as part of an initiative with the Green Design Lab program. The thirty participating schools will have…

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NYC Receives World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

NYC Receives World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

New York City has been named a recipient of the World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Buildings. The honor was announced…

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Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park began as a small group of local citizens concerned about the future of the 10,000 square foot lot at 136 West 20th Street. The movement has recently grown to…

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NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

Good news, New York! We are on track to hit the PlaNYC goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017! Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement yesterday as he kicked off…

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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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MAS & Landmarks Commission to Release Green Manual on Improving Historic Buildings' Efficiency

MAS & Landmarks Commission to Release Green Manual on Improving Historic Buildings' Efficiency

Getting approval to modify buildings that are historical landmarks in New York City can be tough, even if the change is small. But thanks to green initiatives like PlaNYC, city agencies…

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DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Vision for NYC's Future

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Vision for NYC's Future

At some point or another, we've all been frustrated by the mean streets of NYC. Whether it's due to the congested roads, delayed and crowded mass transit, or the lack of sufficient bike…

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New Social Networking Site 'Change by Us NYC' Asks New Yorkers How to Green NYC

New Social Networking Site 'Change by Us NYC' Asks New Yorkers How to Green NYC

Have any green ideas that you think would help improve the city? Change by Us NYC, an innovative website created by Local Projects, is exactly what you need to get your voice heard. 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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East New York Gets Gardens & a Wetland to Fight Pollution from Stormwater Runoff

East New York Gets Gardens & a Wetland to Fight Pollution from Stormwater Runoff

It's no secret that stormwater runoff is a serious contributor to pollution in NYC waterways, especially in areas in southern Brooklyn and Queens. In East New York, a lower-income…

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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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NYC Solar Map: Two-Thirds of City Rooftops are Suitable for Solar Panels

NYC Solar Map: Two-Thirds of City Rooftops are Suitable for Solar Panels

Gotham City? How about Solar City? Thanks to a brand new, highly detailed scientific map, New York City could see a massive increase in rooftop solar panels. In fact, NYC could more…

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New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New York City's public transportation system is one of the best in the country, if not the world, but the MTA is constantly looking for ways to make it even better and more efficient by…

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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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1000 NYC Superintendents Graduate From Energy Efficiency Training Program

1000 NYC Superintendents Graduate From Energy Efficiency Training Program

One thousand new superintendents graduated yesterday from "One Year, One Thousand Green Supers," another exciting green initiative sponsored by the city. Now in its second year of…

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New Fordham University Dormitories Obtain LEED Gold With Help From NYSERDA

New Fordham University Dormitories Obtain LEED Gold With Help From NYSERDA

More and more New York colleges are jumping on the green building bandwagon. Last week, Fordham University obtained LEED Gold certification for its recently built Rose Hill Dormitories,…

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Fiat's Faux 500C Cars Pop Up On Manhattan Streets and Come Bearing Fruit (Trees)

Fiat's Faux 500C Cars Pop Up On Manhattan Streets and Come Bearing Fruit (Trees)

NYC has always been know for its awesome parks, and even more recently, for some rather interesting urban forest projects. It looks like it won't be stopping there either. As part of…

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Mayor Bloomberg's Plan to Build Solar Panels on NYC Landfills Now in Progress

Mayor Bloomberg's Plan to Build Solar Panels on NYC Landfills Now in Progress

Good news once again for the NYC solar power enthusiast! Energy developers are lining up for a chance to develop solar panels on the city's landfills, as part of the mayor's PlaNYC…

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NYC's Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

NYC's Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

New York City's historic Public Theater is going green. The producers of the world famous "Shakespeare in the Park" are renovating their Astor Place headquarters as part of a…

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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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