Archive for September, 2010

Digging In: Roots for Today’s Urban Agricultural Movement

September 30, 2010
Digging In: Roots for Today's Urban Agricultural Movement

I am looking forward to attending the opening reception for the Living Concrete/Carrot City at the New School’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery this evening. The exhibit will explore the connections between urban agriculture and a variety of different themes, such as health and the environment, as well as the potential for universities to participate […]

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Superfund, Super-Fun

September 27, 2010
Superfund, Super-Fun

Just today, Brooklyn became home to a 2nd superfund water-way. Federal officials are apparently on course to name Newtown Creek a superfund site, during a conference call today . This comes after the March designation of the Gowanus Canal as a federal superfund, despite the city’s desire for it to remain a local clean up.  […]

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Give Me a Brake!

September 26, 2010
Give Me a Brake!

One of the biggest changes in lifestyle when I moved to New York was the switch from private transportation to public transit.  While I love that I can sit on the MTA and just read as I’m going to wherever I’m headed to, I wished I was back in my old Volvo XC90 every time […]

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Food Miles and Family Farms: The Question of Sustainable Food

September 23, 2010
Food Miles and Family Farms: The Question of Sustainable Food

While doing some research for a project on food distribution last week, I came across some interesting articles that question the concept of food miles as an effective strategy to reduce greenhouse gases emissions in the food system. One, is a study from the UK that claims that if a person were to drive more […]

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The Ecology of the Big Apple

September 22, 2010
The Ecology of the Big Apple

New York Magazine has a feature piece by our good friend, Robert Sullivan on the new “ecological hot-spot” that is New York City. Essentially, it is a review of the work that has been done, and is being done to understand the ecology of the Big Apple, with all its disturbances, responses, and resilience. He […]

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