Archive for November, 2010

Greenwashing and Accountability

November 24, 2010
Greenwashing and Accountability

I was recently contacted by a blogger with the website Software Advice looking to get the word out about greenwashing – the term that has been coined for misleading PR campaigns that present a professional entity or product as much more environmentally friendly than it really is. This topic is a bit off of my […]

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Making Food Work with FoodWorks

November 23, 2010
Making Food Work with FoodWorks

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Speaker Christine Quinn’s release of FoodWorks, the City Council’s plan for a more sustainable New York City food system, at the Food and Finance High School on Manhattan’s West Side. The plan traces the NYC food system from production to post-consumption (i.e. waste) and outlines 59 policy proposals […]

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Solar RoofPod: Team New York

November 22, 2010
Solar RoofPod: Team New York

A group of innovative undergraduate and graduate students (architects and engineers) at the City College of New York are working on a project that would potentially redefine the use of the urban rooftop, particularly that of New York City. Team New York as they are collectively known, are designing and building a solar roof pod […]

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First Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

November 18, 2010
First Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

The focus of the conference is to “forge food, farming and policy solutions for the Black Community.”

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Envisioning the Future of NYC Food

November 18, 2010
Envisioning the Future of NYC Food

Last December, New York City Speaker Christine Quinn announced that the City Council would be undertaking a comprehensive plan for food in New York City. Just shy of a year later, the FoodWorks New York plan is about to be released. Speaker Quinn will be unveiling the plan this Monday morning at the Food and […]

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