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April 15, 2014
Coyotes live in the Bronx? Yes.
Looking deep into the future of Manhattan
April 3, 2014
Eric Sanderson’s new interactive urban design website, Mannahatta2409.org, challenges users to see the natural landscape that is still possible within the city.
Exploring the archipelago of New York City by canoe and kayak
March 31, 2014
"To experience the river in such close proximity and juxtaposed with Manhattan’s skyscrapers is profound."
Workshops for the Green Infrastructure Grant
March 25, 2014
Are you a private property owner interested in building your own roof top garden, or helping the city in its efforts to keep our city cleaner and greener? The New York City Department of Environmental Protection offers a grant program for private property owners to do just this. Selected applicants will be provided with funds for the […]
Spring 2014 tree giveaways have begun
March 16, 2014
Pick up your free tree! In partnership with community organizations in Queens, NYRP is giving away trees. NYC residents can pick up free trees and learn how to plant and care for them. Mark your calendars with the date and location that works for you. MillionTreesNYC, one of the 132 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide, public-private program […]
Solar power comes to Brooklyn
March 15, 2014
Home solar power has been booming across the US. But here in New York City, how would one go about going solar? Solarize Brooklyn just guided 23 homes through the process.
How would Christie move the nation?
March 11, 2014
As a potential Republican candidate for president, Governor Christie is on a short leash in terms of energy, transportation and climate policy.
Youth Bike Summit 2014
February 28, 2014
A three-day national conference on bicycling grew from discussion with interns at Recycle-A-Bicycle.
February 21, 2014
The state of New York is known for its short season for growing fruits and vegetables. These past few months have been especially brutal in New York City as snow boots and puffy jackets have become a daily necessity. It’s easy to wonder how any type of produce is able to grow in this frigid […]
Food and farming journalism fellowship seeks applicants
February 13, 2014
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships in a new program established by Michael Pollan. Applications due 3/1/14.
P.S. 41 develops a new green roof curriculum
February 3, 2014
P.S. 41 and partners are seeking support for the development of a green roof curriculum for school kids.
Pete Seeger: Sailing the Hudson in the name of activism
January 29, 2014
Pete Seeger launched the sloop Clearwater in 1969 to clean up the Hudson River. Join him and the rest of his crew as they help create the next generation of environmental leaders to preserve and protect our earth.
Book review: The New York Nobody Knows
January 26, 2014
William B. Helmreich spent four years exploring New York City block by block, visiting virtually every neighborhood in every borough the best way you can -- on foot.
The jetstream and the potholes
January 6, 2014
The country is in a deep freeze today, but in NYC it's the yo-yoing temperatures that stand out. Meterologists wonder if a stuttering jet stream, caused by declining Arctic sea ice, is behind the swings.
How would you design the future
December 19, 2013
In the third of our TEDxCity2.0 videos, from an event hosted by City Atlas and the sustainable coffee bar COFFEED, Eric Sanderson introduces Mannahatta 2409. Dr. Sanderson is a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the creator of the interactive project Welikia.org about the natural history of New York City (including the landscape of Manhattan, originally called […]
Citizenship in the 21st century
December 17, 2013
If a part of the body could think, it would never think it could survive at the cost of the whole. If we accept the extreme interconnectedness of different systems and processes on the Earth, this same concept can be applied on a societal level.
December 10, 2013
In the second of our TEDxCity2.0 videos, from an event hosted by City Atlas and the sustainable coffee bar COFFEED, Diahann Billings-Burford, New York City’s first Chief Service Officer, talks about launching NYC Service and the city-led volunteer initiative NYC°CoolRoofs. NYC°CoolRoofs leads volunteers to combat heat from climate change by painting rooftops reflective white. Over 5100 volunteers have worked with […]
Financing an equitable and resilient future
December 5, 2013
The New York City Bar recently hosted a conference focused on Recovery, Adaptation, Mitigation, and Planning, or RAMP, one of the many urban planning ideas developed in response to Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the city. RAMP is an initiative of the Pratt Institute, which is focusing on public programs to address the issues of a changing climate. The […]