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Letter from China
April 19, 2015
A deadline for human beings? I bet you have no idea how much trash you will throw away every day, right? Neither did I and the other 200 or so students in my university until we started recording our daily waste disposal, an act that wasn’t very pleasant to its daily practitioners and an idea thought to […]
Here Comes Solar: residential solar comes to
April 15, 2015
Chris Neidl is an expert in the rapidly growing field of solar energy and distribution. He currently directs Here Comes Solar, which encourages solar adoption in New York and is a community initiative of the nonprofit Solar One. Chris also has had over four years of experience making off-grid solar accessible in India as the […]
City Atlas Roundup — Events August 11th-August 17th
August 11, 2014
Check out these great sustainable events rounded up for you by City Atlas! Click on date for full event listings for that day. For more events through out the coming weeks check out the City Atlas events calendar! If you would like to submit an event click here. MONDAY AUGUST 11 SUSTAINABILITY, PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS […]
Getting to know transition culture at
July 18, 2014
A discussion of Transition culture, the global movement of communities organizing to build environmental and economic resilience at COFFEED, the socially responsible, sustainable cafe.
How to move forward, one year after Sandy
September 25, 2013
Anniversary events and actions, hosted by Occupy Sandy and many others, are free and all are welcome.
3 nights, 3 cheers for trees
August 14, 2013
Attend the Tree Talks with Parkies and Friends lecture series to learn more about how beneficial trees are to NYC and how the city plans on harnessing the power of trees to address climate change and sustainability.
MoMA hosts The Exchange Café
June 4, 2013
The Exchange Café makes a simple trip for tea, milk, and honey, an opportunity to touch upon a universal sense of fellowship that is often lost.
Calling all urban farmers: we need data
February 27, 2013
The Design Trust is offering a $200 stipend for participation in the growing, season-long study. The effort hopes to actualize and solidify the volume and impact that New York City's farms and gardens have on our food systems.
Seeing like a tourist: Grand Central Terminal walking tour
December 7, 2012
Looking to entertain out of town friends or relatives this holiday season? Take advantage of the opportunity to act like a tourist in your own town and sign up for a walking tour with the Municipal Arts Society. This free weekly Grand Central Terminal walking tour offers unique and entertaining insights into one of the city's historical sights.
Eds, meds, and environmental friendliness
November 28, 2012
New construction and renovation plans aplenty in NYC's health and education sectors, but will the planners keep their promises for sustainable development?
A supergroup forms in the anti-fracking movement
August 31, 2012
Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono joined with activist Mark Ruffalo at a Manhattan press conference this week, adding their voices to the anti-fracking movement at a time when Governor Cuomo is in the late stages of a fateful determination about permitting fracking in New York State.
Swarming the city (beez in the sky)
July 20, 2012
Reports of bee swarms throughout the city already outnumber previous years. If the bee population is declining world wide, why is this happening?
Grand Central Interviews
July 17, 2012
No bike left behind!
June 12, 2012
If you ride your bike in New York City, you might think you’ve already dodged the parking hassle associated with driving a car...
Life after the
Guggenheim Lab: First Street Green
April 19, 2012
First Street Green is showing signs of life: a day of music, dance and cultural readings this Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 2:30-6:30pm.
Chipotle Takes on Big Ag
February 27, 2012
For those of you who haven’t yet seen Chipotle’s newest ad campaign “Back to the Start,” here it is. This was aired during the superbowl this year and has made quite a stir in the world of food production. Brilliantly set to Coldplay’s The Scientist preformed by Willie Nelson, the ad silently calls for food producers to […]
Green Gamification: Who Knew Going Green Could Be So Much Fun?
February 16, 2012
A long waiting list developed as the date of the Green Gamification Panel approached. Sponsored by Bennu and the Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College, the fun started with prizes offered to a few lucky participants that tweeted during the event with the hashtag #SMWgreengamificiation. Five green gamification companies presented their businesses, starting off with […]
Green Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
February 13, 2012
It’s that time of year again when loved ones everywhere are flocking to Hallmark to pick out the perfect card and box of chocolates. However, this same old Valentine’s Day routine is not only hard on your wallet, it’s also hard on the local landfills. In an effort to help you green-ify your Valentine’s Day, […]