September 11, 2013
by Allen Hershkowitz
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NASCAR and NRDC Join Forces

Allen Hershkowitz, Senior Scientist, NYC and throughout the world
Today at a ceremony in Chicago I will be joined by former Vice President Al Gore and General Wesley Clark at the NASCAR Green Summit, where a formal partnership between t… Continue reading

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July 16, 2013
by Wendy Fok
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TENANT STAR: Energy Star Companion Seeks to Transform Recognition in Commercial Interiors

Wendy Fok, Project Director, High Performance Tenant Demonstration Project, Center for Market Innovation, New York
A powerful coalition of real estate owners, developers, and service companies are rallying around TENANT STAR, a groundbr… Continue reading

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July 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Time to clean up Detroit

Environmental advocates say the city’s emergency manager needs to address pollution problems. Continue reading

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April 22, 2013
by Eric Goldstein
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Bloomberg Administration Charting Bold, New Direction on Recycling in New York City

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC’s New York City Environment, NY
In a significant turnabout during his final year in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is orchestrating a shift in solid waste policies that should improve the … Continue reading

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December 12, 2012
by Kit Kennedy
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Landmark Offshore Wind Agreement Will Help Speed its Sustainable Development

Kit Kennedy, Counsel, Air and Energy Program, New York
Today marked the announcement of a landmark agreement between the offshore wind industry and environmental community that will help expedite sustainable development of this clean po… Continue reading

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June 13, 2012
by Sasha Lyutse
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Don’t farm naked: how we can keep farms green & growing with cover crops

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
What do Midwest farmers, environmental advocates from New York City and Washington D.C., a bunch of state agronomists, Great Plains seed dealers, and a rancher from North Dakota all have in common?… Continue reading

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May 10, 2012
by Pierre Bull
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Join us for New York Solar Jobs Days

Pierre Bull, Policy Analyst, Air & Energy, New York City
Summer is nearly here, and we’re urging Albany to put more of that New York sunshine to work already! It’s time to show lawmakers that solar power is a priority for Ne… Continue reading

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March 1, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Let’s link the working rural landscape to the sustainability agenda (with Lee Epstein)

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Today’s post is jointly authored with my friend and frequent collaborator, Lee Epstein.  Lee is an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in… Continue reading

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January 17, 2012
by David Goldstein
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Thinking Big: Energy Efficiency as the First Priority

David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco
How big is the potential for energy efficiency?  At first, the only serious answers were provided by environmental advocates and national laboratories, and for credibility … Continue reading

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December 6, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Land conservation, smart growth and the environment

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Years ago, I was motivated to participate in what became the cause of smart growth, and now for many of us has evolved into the cause of sustainable communities, b… Continue reading

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November 7, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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People Habitat: great city places

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Environmental advocates have long given priority to protecting natural ecosystems and wildlife habitat.  The organization I work for is called the Natural Res… Continue reading

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September 26, 2011
by Jacob Scherr
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Carrying On for Wangari Maathai at the Rio+20 Earth Summit

Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC

I awoke today to the sad news that Wangari Maathai, environmental leader and Nobel Prize winner, had died at age 71.   I first had contact with her in th… Continue reading

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August 19, 2011
by Luke Tonachel
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It’s Official: N.E. Clean Fuels Standard Is a Win for the Environment, Businesses and Jobs

Luke Tonachel, Vehicles Analyst, New York City
Yesterday, it became official: 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states officially published an economic analysis of a Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) for the region, following a leak of the report … Continue reading

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