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Got a Minute? Give a Minute!

January 26, 2011
Got a Minute? Give a Minute!

And post your idea on how to make NYC’s neighborhoods greener…in May. Give a Minute is a web based civil engagement application that allows people to submit ideas about a certain topic.  It acts as a huge digital white board where all ideas are posted on virtual post-its.  Viewers can see these ideas, share them […]

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DUMBO Underwater

October 5, 2010
DUMBO Underwater

DUMBO Underwater from Eric Corriel on Vimeo. I recently stumbled upon a video of an art installation in 81 Front Street (Brooklyn) that shows how sea level rise will cause the East River to flood parts of the DUMBO (Down By the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood.  It reminds me of a high tech version of […]

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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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Lights Out NYC!

September 21, 2010
Lights Out NYC!

One of the defining characteristics of any metropolis are the shining skyscrapers that dominate the skyline.  However this fall, many of New York’s ironic buildings – like the Empire State, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building – are going dark after midnight.  Why?  They are part of a Lights Out New York campaign organized by the NYC Audubon to save […]

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Lost In Translation: Why Aren’t We Changing?

August 26, 2010
Lost In Translation: Why Aren't We Changing?

Like Bigfoot and disappearing planes in the Bermuda Triangle, the lack of an overwhelming movement towards a sustainable society has always confused me.  The evidence is all there; for at least the past two decades, scientists have provided an enormous wealth of facts that all point to the urgent need of changing the way our […]

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