Archive for July, 2009

Easy Ways Everyone Can Green Their Workplace

July 29, 2009
Easy Ways Everyone Can Green Their Workplace

Since we spend a majority of our time in our workplace, wouldn’t it be nice if it was not only a little more earth friendly, but also healthier and more people friendly? Learn why workplace greening is critical—even the smallest steps count—and how to do it for yourself and your workplace. Dan Miner, Chair of […]

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Homeless Shelters for Urban Sustainability

July 27, 2009
Homeless Shelters for Urban Sustainability

In last week’s post on retro-fitted dumpster-pools, Mike Brady rightly pointed out that equal accessibility and social justice are essential components of meaningful sustainability initiatives. This weekend, Inhabitat reported on a new homeless shelter in Dallas which seems to have put these principles to work successfully.  The building looks amazing, targets a LEED silver rating […]

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Too Many Trees Planted In Central Strip Of Roads Can Be Worse Than None; Can Trap Vehicle Exhaust Fumes

July 26, 2009
Too Many Trees Planted In Central Strip Of Roads Can Be Worse Than None; Can Trap Vehicle Exhaust Fumes

ScienceDaily (2009-07-21) — A new study suggests that we can improve city environments by planting trees down the middle of streets provided they are not too close together. Too many trees planted close together along a central strip, as is common in many major European cities could lead to more vehicle exhaust fumes being trapped […]

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Pimp Your Dumpster

July 23, 2009
Pimp Your Dumpster

The New York Times covered a story about secret pool parties going down in abandoned dumpsters in industrial Gowanas Brooklyn. New York City real estate developers got the idea from Curtis Crowe, the drummer for the Georgian band Pylan who is credited with making the first dumpster pool. The location is secret because it is […]

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Curb Catastrophic Waste in Your Home

July 22, 2009
Curb Catastrophic Waste in Your Home

Our regular readers have probably noticed that for the last few weeks we have been posting about upcoming events being held on Governors Island. These have all been sponsored and organized by our host Institute and today I’d like to quickly make sure that people know exactly what it is that we’re doing out there, […]

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