Youth Bike Summit 2014
A three-day national conference on bicycling grew from discussion with interns at Recycle-A-Bicycle....
Solar power comes to Brooklyn
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....
Food and farming journalism fellowship seeks applicants
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
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
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....
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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, […]
Happy Turkey Day
November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving is a great time to relax with friends and family, stuff your face, and get into colorful conversations about what's going on in the world, and whats important in your life.
Planning Experts Call for an Overhaul of
November 7, 2011
Zoning rules dictate the use of buildings and land inside a city. Planning experts present ideas on how to overhaul NYC rules to make them more efficient. Source: www.streetsblog.org, via City Atlas
Revenge of the Electric Car (Movie Review)
October 31, 2011
Documentary film that explores the rebirth of the electric car industry - reviewed by treehugger.comSource: www.treehugger.com, via City Atlas
October 29, 2011
TreeKIT provides the tools you need to take care of trees in your neighborhood.Source: treekit.org, via City Atlas