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Easy Ways Everyone Can Green Their Workplace

July 29, 2009
Easy Ways Everyone Can Green Their Workplace

Since we spend a majority of our time in our workplace, wouldn’t it be nice if it was not only a little more earth friendly, but also healthier and more people friendly? Learn why workplace greening is critical—even the smallest steps count—and how to do it for yourself and your workplace. Dan Miner, Chair of […]

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How To Build a Boat From Recycled Materials in a Day and Why

July 15, 2009

Join us on Governors Island this Saturday as we build a true water-ready 15-foot boat from scratch in an afternoon—made from discarded plywood!—and learn how you can build one yourself. Dylan Gauthier of Mare Liberum, a free-form publishing, boat-building and waterfront art collective, will walk you through the boat-making process and discuss what it takes […]

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Recycled Recreation in Reclaimed Space

June 29, 2009
Recycled Recreation in Reclaimed Space

This weekend I trekked up to Bushwick to check out the neighborhood’s newest fixture: The Putting Lot.  This nine-holed interactive installation has garnered considerable attention in the local art media, and rightfully so.  In addition to making brilliant use of a previously abandoned space, the course is made almost entirely from recycled materials. Some of […]

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A new Economic Era

March 16, 2009
A new Economic Era

Or Have We Hit A Wall? It is somewhat dated but a relevant op-ed by Thomas Friedman touches on the big picture of sustainability and the stimulus. The general theme of the piece is: Can today’s crisis be seen as the visible extension of both mother nature and the market throwing up their invisible hands […]

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Green Roof Tax Abatements

March 6, 2009

The Institute has removed yesterday’s posting regarding the green roof tax abatement that is currently being drafted in New York City. It has come to our attention that additional information acquisition and further fact checking is necessary. We apologize for any misstatements or inaccuracies that might have been posted and the matter will be pursued  and rectified […]

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