Archive for October, 2010

The Need for Toxic Chemical Reform

October 29, 2010
The Need for Toxic Chemical Reform

Many of our common household products contain chemicals we know very little about. We may not know these chemicals by name, how they’re made or their purpose, but we buy the products that are made from them anyway. Unfortunately, the safety of many chemicals used in consumer goods has not been substantiated and that poses […]

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Revitalization: It’s What’s for Dinner

October 28, 2010
Revitalization: It's What's for Dinner

Last week, The New York Times ran an article about revitalization efforts in downtown Detroit – taking place in the form of BBQ. It profiles Phillip Cooley, founder and co-owner of Slows Bar BQ, a neighborhood BBQ joint opened in 2005 that is bringing people from all over the city and beyond for a taste. […]

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Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Drafting Mid-term Revisions

October 28, 2010
Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Drafting Mid-term Revisions

A public meeting was held on October 12th to discuss the new Draft Recommendations to Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, which will be formalized and published by the end of the year. A wide variety of representatives from community initiatives and industry mariners participated in the negotiation to revise the plan – key topics […]

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PlaNYC 2.0 is seeking your input

October 22, 2010
PlaNYC 2.0 is seeking your input

PlaNYC was officially unveiled on Earth Day 2007 as a constellation of objectives to make a “Greaner, Greater New York,” including steps to reduce the city’s total carbon footprint by 30% by 2030. Community organizations and environmental groups were consulted in the creation of the plan and many organized around the goals of the plan. […]

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Getting to Know Your Neighbor the Not-So-Old Fashioned Way

October 21, 2010
Getting to Know Your Neighbor the Not-So-Old Fashioned Way

Earlier today, I came across some really interesting videos on the blog Food+Tech Connect from last Friday’s FEAST Conference organized by AlldayBuffet. The idea behind the conference is to explore “cross-disciplinary series of programs addressing social innovation and new ways to make the world a better place.” Among the speakers was Rachel Botsman, a co-author […]

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