Archive for March, 2011

Compost Collection Expanded Across the City!

March 31, 2011
Compost Collection Expanded Across the City!

Most New Yorkers don’t know how many states our waste gets outsourced to.  In my experience, when they learn that our daily production of 24 million tons of garbage goes to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and of course upstate New York, they pause and think that is certainly not the best news. Some go […]

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Camping in Queens

March 30, 2011
Camping in Queens

Last month, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis made an exciting announcement from Central Park.  As part of President Obama’s Great Outdoors initiative, these two federal offices will be working closely with the New York City Parks Department to expand outdoor activity opportunities, with a specific focus on […]

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The Bike Lane Bicker

March 29, 2011
The Bike Lane Bicker

In the last few weeks, the drama unfolding about the Prospect Park West bike-lane has been tough to ignore. So, I decided I would finally chime in on it. I have personal thoughts on the amount of time on peoples’ hands to sue the Department of Transportation (DOT) over the loss of 6 parking spaces […]

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Diversity in the City: Qa’id Jacobs

March 28, 2011
Diversity in the City: Qa'id Jacobs

What the heck does sustainability mean? To me sustainability describes an approach to action that takes the finite amount of natural, human, and cultural resources into account. I do care about sustainability because it has immediate and future impacts on our community and world.

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The Local Debate

March 25, 2011
The Local Debate

When it comes to food these days, local seems to be all the rage. One of the reasons pointed to by advocates of a more localized, or “locavore” diet is that it is more environmentally sustainable. The argument is that consuming food grown close to home requires less greenhouse gas emissions than food that is […]

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