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SAVE THE DATE! Bountiful Yards: May 17, 2011

April 21, 2011
 SAVE THE DATE! Bountiful Yards: May 17, 2011

Bountiful Yards: Innovation for Small-Plot Food Production The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities invites you to a panel discussion on food and farming in metropolitan areas, featuring guests from the New York Region and Melbourne, Australia. Over the past few years, urban agriculture has received a growing amount of attention. From vertical farms to rooftop greenhouses, […]

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CISC Summer 2011 Internship Program is Accepting Applications!

April 14, 2011
CISC Summer 2011 Internship Program is Accepting Applications!

Back for the 2011 season, the CISC Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications! This summer, interns will again have the opportunity to work with CISC directors and staff on a variety of programs exploring sustainability in New York City. If you are a student, no matter field you’re studying, this is a wonderful opportunity […]

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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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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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Food Systems Panel Tonight at Hunter

March 14, 2011
Food Systems Panel Tonight at Hunter

Tonight I have the honor of  moderating a  Food Systems Panel here at Hunter College, as part of the Urban Mondays at Hunter (UMAH) series, hosted by the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. Professionals who work in food systems planning and development will explain their work in the New York City area, as well as […]

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