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Camping in New York City

June 21, 2011
Camping in New York City

Summers in New York bring outdoor events, kayaking, BBQs and street festivals. However, the 100 degree heat, paired with brick and asphalt can wear on even the staunchest urbanite. While there are many campgrounds that offer an escape close to New York City – in the Poconos and the Adirondacks –  they are hard to […]

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Re-Imagining our Home

June 9, 2011
Re-Imagining our Home

One landscape at a time. Post 9-11 New York City has been left with what always appears to be an un-finished skyline, a reminder of what is not there. And while the Freedom Tower is set to fill the void in the next year or so, this picture that was featured on Inhabitat’s write up […]

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Calling all Harlem Residents! Bring Your Used Clothing: Get a Light Bulb

April 26, 2011
Calling all Harlem Residents! Bring Your Used Clothing: Get a Light Bulb

NYC waste-trivia-fact: New Yorkers throw away about 386 million pounds of textiles every year.  That seems like an awful lot of stuff that can probably still be put to good use, right? Right. Fortunate for us, there is a company, Wearable Collections, that works to make good with what we no longer want/need/can use and […]

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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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From Conflict Rises Conservation

April 8, 2011
From Conflict Rises Conservation

A great piece in Yale Environment 360 by Christian Schwägerl, reports on the transformation of the 870 mile long corridor along the Berlin wall, into one of the world’s most unique sites of ecological conservation. The piece is great itself, but the concept of course-and the site’s existence–is beyond uplifting.  Perhaps a true testament to […]

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