Archive for December, 2009

What Happened in Copenhagen?

December 23, 2009
What Happened in Copenhagen?

Upon return, people—and I—have asked, what exactly was achieved at the COP15  meeting in Copenhagen? That is a good question. On the surface, the deal that was sealed was not monumental. Rather, it was incremental – a step in the correct direction. The members of the party achieved something but certainly not what they said […]

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Affordable Housing and Windmills

December 22, 2009
Affordable Housing and Windmills

The Mott Haven Herald–a paper produced as a project of the CUNY School of Journalism–had a great story about an affordable housing complex that is testing new green practices, up in the Bronx. While you can see a list of the many green credentials that this building boasts on GreenHomeNYC’s website, you can physically see […]

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Tools that Increase City Accessability

December 17, 2009
Tools that Increase City Accessability

Earlier in the year we blogged about Ride the City, a clever Web-based application to route safe bike routes in large urban areas.  The resource has recently been entered into the NYC BigApps competition, which will award useful & creative applications that have been built with free NYC data. As noted in the earlier blog, […]

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The Story of Cap and Trade

December 17, 2009
The Story of Cap and Trade

With one day left, it seems that we might be seeing some progress in Denmark. Progress is of course, by definition, relative.  The United State’s willingness to give large (undefined) sums of money to aid developing countries is a legitimate thing to be happy about. But China’s participation in the agreement is necessary, as was […]

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Gifts for a Green Christmas

December 16, 2009
Gifts for a Green Christmas

I’m sure that the thing at the front of most people’s minds right now is the seri0us (and not completely negative) news coming out of Copenhagen.  In the spirit of the holiday season, however, I’d like to bring you something totally unrelated to the climate talks in today’s post: green gifts.  After all, there’s just […]

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