8th-9th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy Conference & Research Collaborative!
The Tishman Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) invite you to join us at Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to a Circular Economy conference and research collaborative. You will be part of a discussion with a global audience of innovative and creative eco-minded collaborators including practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists. The […]
18th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Feeding the Apple: New York's Future Food Supply
Join Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of two restaurants, Blue Hill in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY, and New York Times Food reporter Julia Moskin for a conversation about how we can rethink what, and how, we eat. A food industry revolutionary, most recently Barber has spearheaded a food waste pop-up restaurant, WastED, where […]
18th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Guidelines for Zero Waste Launch
Join us for the official launch of the Design Guidelines for Zero Waste, an initiative of the Center for Architecture, in collaboration with the AIA New York Committee on the Environment, Kiss + Cathcart Architects, ClosedLoops, and the Foodprint Group. The guidelines will help New York City achieve its OneNYC plan, released in April 2015, which […]
11th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Frugal Innovation: Co-building a better world with fewer resources
Innovation is a key driver of growth for firms and nations worldwide. But we can no longer rely on the “more for more” innovation formula— costly R&D, resource-intensive and polluting supply chains — that has sustained growth in the West for decades. Tighter budgets, climate change, new technologies, and empowered customers and citizens are compelling […]
2nd Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC SAFE Disposal Event - Brooklyn
The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a series of SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of harmful household products. Materials accepted include common household products such as auto fluids, batteries, electronics, strong cleaners, medications, paint and more. View map for this event.
21st Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Future of Waste in New York: A Lecture by Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation
To kick off Getting to Zero, Open House New York’s year-long series on the future of New York City’s waste system, Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation, will outline the steps the city has already taken to achieve these goals, the opportunities and challenges we will face over the next few years, and innovative practices that have the potential to transform the waste management industry.
5th Nov 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Waste Not 6: Cyclifiers
In this talk, Jan Jongert presents Superuse Studios, developing from a design office using waste flows into a multidisciplinary creative studio exploring the circular economy. He shows how realizing small scale design, buildings, start-ups, collaborative networks, urban plans, and digital tools contribute to the development of a new resource-based design practice.
20th Jan 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Trash: New York City's Battle with Garbage
This class will trace New York City's protracted struggle to contain its solid waste burden, from the 19th century to the present. Learn more at the Brooklyn Brainery!
12th Jul 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Summer E-Waste Collection at Tekserve
Recycle your e-waste in an environmentally responsible way by bringing it to the Lower East Side Ecology Center's summer drop-off events! On Saturday, July 12th, the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be collecting e-waste at the headquarters of series sponsor Tekserve in Chelsea.
May 21, 2013
Fix it, give it, rethink it: newest Greenmap for NYC
Greenmaps releases a lovely "fix it, give it, rethink it" map for a better New York City.
May 14, 2013
On waste, still more questions than answers
What if one of our practices, recycling, is actually damaging to the overall environmental project we should be pursuing?
Feb 12, 2013
NYC considering a Styrofoam ban
As reported in DNAinfo, Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability Ron Gonen recently called for legislation to ban all food service Styrofoam containers and packaging in New York City. He emphasized that the impetus would not be on the consumer, but on businesses and restaurants that buy extended polystyrene — the technical name for Styrofoam, which […]
Aug 16, 2012
Re-thinking ecological concepts // Re planteando conceptos ecológicos
How many paper cups, styrofoam coffee cups, coke bottles, water bottles, and plastic bottles have we used and thrown away like nothing? Too many. It’s not just the amount of waste that we produce that we should think about, but also the material that such products are made of. Kawagishi-sensei, a Zen Buddhist monk and […]
Feb 8, 2012
Does the pneumatic tube trash system have a future in NYC?
(Drawing via GSAPP Studio-X NYC) Last night Juliette Spertus, architect and curator of the exhibit Fast Trash, and Benjamin Miller, author of Fat of the Land: The Garbage Of New York-The Last Two Hundred Years, presented preliminary findings from two new New York state-funded research projects into pneumatic tube trash systems at Studio-X NYC. The presentation […]
Jul 29, 2011
Check out the nation's first Zero-Packing grocery store
Zero-Packaging Grocery Store to Open in Austin, Texas – Food – GOOD Austin, Texas is already home to Whole Foods, but that won’t stop a group of entrepreneurs from founding a new grocery store right in the natural food behemoth’s backyard. While the new store In.gredients will also specialize in local and organic ingredients, there’s […]
Jul 27, 2011
Would we throw less away if we had smaller trash cans? Can we have a "relationship" with our trash?
With Tiny Cans, a New Trash Equation Reaching for a petite dessert dish instead of the mixing bowl may help you curb your ice cream consumption. Grabbing a basket rather than a shopping cart helps control how many “necessities” you pick up at the store. Similarly, trading your office garbage can for a daintier disposal […]