Archive for February, 2009

New York is Getting Warmer and Wetter

February 19, 2009
New York is Getting Warmer and Wetter

What are You Going to do About it? As many people have heard, the New York City Panel on Climate Change released the Climate Risk Information (CRI) report this past Tuesday. Formed as part of the Mayor’s PlaNYC initiative to address the effects of a warming planet on New York City, CISC Director, Bill Solecki, […]

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The City that Never Sleeps

February 18, 2009
The City that Never Sleeps

And is CONSTANTLY Moving There are people who plant roots in this city, build their homes, raise their children (or dogs), and remain in one space for generations. But as housing costs stretch people further and further into outer boroughs and young transients come and go, it seems that someone is always relocating in this […]

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Need Some Inspiration?

February 17, 2009
Need Some Inspiration?

Eco-Barrons on the Way A new book set for release next month, Eco Barons, profiles and praises champions of the environment. According to the Times write up, it might be too far reaching in its scope, offering only the briefest profile of a few too many people. Regardless, the idea that people, as individuals, are […]

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Google Your Energy

February 11, 2009
Google Your Energy

Power Meter to Help You Reduce Your Footprint Google.org, the massive search engine’s do-good and feel-good branch of business is launching a new tool to help people understand their electricity use, and then reduce it. Part of an emerging family of “smart grid” appliances and tools, Power Meter will convey information about peak load usage. […]

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Bamboo Bikes

February 10, 2009
Bamboo Bikes

Start with Roots, Go Anywhere I recently caught up with an old friend (an alum of Hunter College’s esteemed media department) who put my eco-efforts to shame while telling me of his involvement with a sustainable, innovative, and downright awesome project. Justin Aguinaldo, is one in a team of engineers, scientists, designers and of course […]

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