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Mass Transit is Saving the Earth (and More), on Governors Island

June 25, 2009

Most of us already know that the subway and bus systems are key to the remarkably low carbon emissions of an average New Yorker. Most accounts peg this number at about one third of the national average but how has this situation developed and what needs to be done to improve it? How can we […]

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Culture Wars Through Cars

June 19, 2008
Culture Wars Through Cars

More Hybrids, Less Hummers GM’s recent cut backs and the contemplation of what exactly to do with the Hummer brand are all happening as Hybrid sales rise. In April of 2008, Hybrids experienced a 15% increase in sales, while the rest of the car market was down 8%. The Prius of course was the leader […]

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Cities Respond to Climate Change

June 12, 2008
Cities Respond to Climate Change

At the New School Lots of talk of urbanization. Lots of talk of climate change. We need more talk about the two together. Solar 1 does their part in talking about the need for dealing with our botched grid and the ability of photovoltaics to help. And of course Community Energy’s partnership with Con Ed […]

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Pools Please!

June 10, 2008
Pools Please!

Not Until June 27th NYC public pools might need to rethink opening day in a warming world. At this point, all 54 outdoor public pools open on the same day, which is 2.5 long hot weeks away. But when they do open, I am certainly planning on visiting the floating pool which will be posting […]

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Governors Island Kick Off Tomorrow!

June 6, 2008

It is Going to be Hot…Literally Join CISC as we bring in the real start to our summer at Governors Island for the 3rd annual Science, Art Exhibition and Lecture Series. First up is Laura Saegert-Wenkel, Project Manager for the CUNY Sustainability Project. Ms. Saegert-Wenkel’s talk will be focussed on the larger vision for CUNY’s […]

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