Archive for April, 2009

New York to Benefit from Most Weatherization Money

April 30, 2009

And Most Efficiency Related Jobs? Thanks to our old housing stock, hot summers, and cold winters, New York State will be the beneficiary of a nice chunk of money for home weatherization, specifically for low income residents. We are the recipients of more money than any other state, coming from the $5 billion that the […]

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The Environment after 100 Days

April 29, 2009
The Environment after 100 Days

People Seemed to be Feeling Positive on Earth Day A slight departure from stimulus talk today to discuss the President’s first 100 days in office, with regard to sustainability and the environment. Oh wait, actually the stimulus IS the first 100 days in office. And the money that went towards environmental initiatives from the stimulus […]

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Progressive Foodies of NYC Unite!

April 28, 2009
Progressive Foodies of NYC Unite!

Keen on setting up a food co-op or CSA in your neighborhood? Fascinated by the idea of keeping bees and raising chickens right in the heart of the city? Crave a food system that is more just, sustainable, healthy and delicious? If you’ve answered yes, even hesitantly, to any of these questions and are in […]

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NYC Greening Foreclosed Homes

April 27, 2009
NYC Greening Foreclosed Homes

And Who Will Now Live in Them? New York City is greening homes that have been foreclosed on. GlobeSt.com reports on the new initiative by the City to weatherize and update homes in neighborhoods that have been hit badly by the subprime mortgage bust. I’m a bit confused though. Less Americans are moving right now […]

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Green Buildings from the Stimulus

April 23, 2009
Green Buildings from the Stimulus

NYC On Its Way to Upgrading Relics of the Past For all the talk, research and white noise about sustainable cities, some seriously low hanging–yet extremely important–fruit, are often not addressed: Old buildings and their energy consumption. New buildings are more likely than not to have some type of efficiency features. Not all, but it’s […]

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