Archive for September, 2009

Live Tree-Towers and Remote Gardening, Two Things You May Have Missed

September 30, 2009
Live Tree-Towers and Remote Gardening, Two Things You May Have Missed

Today I’d like to share two light little tidbits that you may have missed in the hubub surrounding the healthcare debate and UN climate conference. First, Science Daily reported that scientists and designers in Stuttgart have developed a “baubotanical” tower made from living trees. They explain that the goal of the “research is to design and to build living plant […]

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Grass = Art and Function

September 28, 2009
Grass = Art and Function

There is something about sitting on fresh grass that can’t quite be explained. Whether it is nostalgia for youth or the sun that is likely beaming down on you, or the fact that the human visual system is most sensitive to picking up green light, we feel good there. But most urban landscapes do not […]

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To Superfund, Or Not.

September 25, 2009
To Superfund, Or Not.

That is the question. Both Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal are toxic legacies to New York’s industrial legacy. Newtown Creek’s slow oil leak has amounted in a spill far larger than the Exxon Valdez fiasco. The former leaking 17-30 million gallons and the latter about 11 million. But the bigger spill happened slowly and […]

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A Message from Van Jones

September 23, 2009
A Message from Van Jones

A few weeks ago, I reported on the resignation of Van Jones, the Green Jobs Advisor to President Obama. On Tuesday, he sent the message below to his fans and supporters. It speaks for itself, but if I can say one thing: This guy is legitimately classy and smooth and I would like to hug […]

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Blogging as We Go

September 22, 2009
Blogging as We Go

So, here I am at the 10th Anniversary of the Dow Jones Sustainable Indexes. Hosted at the Museum of Natural History, I am here rubbing shoulders with the people who crafted the metrics with which sustainable investing is done. Tonight I am the sole blogger from the Institute, but am with a new posse of […]

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