Posts Tagged Sustainability

Sparking Change in the NYC Food System

March 4, 2010
Sparking Change in the NYC Food System

Just a few weeks ago the Borough President of Manhattan, Scott Stringer, released a remarkable policy report designed to “spark systemic change in New York’s regional food system.”  The document, titled FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System, contains a respectably comprehensive range of proposals which identify keys points of intervention for our city.  […]

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New Business for Apple: Subways

October 27, 2009
New Business for Apple: Subways

The Apple company has decided that electronics are not enough. They are bringing their design aesthetic to infrastructure. It was recently announced that Apple Inc. will put $4 million towards subway improvements at a specific station in Chicago (North and Clybourn station on the Chicago Transportation Authority’s (CTA) Red Line), where they would like to […]

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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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Curb Catastrophic Waste in Your Home

July 22, 2009
Curb Catastrophic Waste in Your Home

Our regular readers have probably noticed that for the last few weeks we have been posting about upcoming events being held on Governors Island. These have all been sponsored and organized by our host Institute and today I’d like to quickly make sure that people know exactly what it is that we’re doing out there, […]

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NYC Ranked 12th Most Sustainable City in U.S.

July 19, 2009
NYC Ranked 12th Most Sustainable City in U.S.

I was surprised to hear that in a list recently released by the NRDC, New York was ranked as the 12th most sustainable city in the U.S.  That isn’t such a terrible spot to be in, but I assumed that our density and public transportation would have been enough to give us a formidable leg-up […]

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