Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City
According to a recently leaked report, New York officials may allow fracking for natural gas in designated communities across the state. As reported, the plan would permit fracking in p… Continue reading →
Pierre Bull, Policy Analyst, Air & Energy, New York City
The time is now to put New York on the path to a cleaner energy future. A clear ‘supermajority’ – 8 out of 10 New Yorkers – strongly support the grow… Continue reading →
Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City
One year after the state passed what is considered to be among the nation’s most progressive laws to help consumers recycle old electronics for free, a report assessing initial progress… Continue reading →
Mark Izeman, Senior Attorney and Director of the New York Urban Program, New York The last thing the world needs is another blog about local food.
But hold on.
Today’s entry isn’t about the food itself. It’s about warehouse roof… Continue reading →
Rich Kassel, Senior Attorney and Director, Clean Fuels and Vehicles Project, New York City The average New York driver saves more than $700 per year in gas, compared to the average driver in Mississippi.
Given what gas costs around here, that st… Continue reading →
The goal is to capture most of the 200,000 tons of textile and apparel materials that New Yorkers throw away each year but that could be reused instead, reducing the city’s garbage disposal costs. Continue reading →
Throwing away rechargeable batteries is illegal in some areas. Here’s what you need to know about your local laws and how to recycle those batteries. In December of last year, New York Governor George Paterson signed into law the “New York State Rechargeable Battery Law,” which makes it illegal for residents to knowingly throw rechargeable [...] Continue reading →
Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City New York’s cutting edge electronics recycling program goes into effect today, finally giving New Yorkers a responsible way to get rid of their old, unwanted appliances: returning them to manufacturers … Continue reading →
When you hear the term “high performance,” you might think of a fast sports car – or your child’s report card. But last week, New York City officials gave it a different meaning, releasing a blueprint for sustainable desig… Continue reading →
Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, our friends at Yahoo! invited us to take part in the How Good Grows campaign. The premise was simple: Start a ripple of kindness and see where it goes. To spur on the challenge, Yahoo! gave us $100 to spend how we saw fit. Our Managing Editor took to [...] Continue reading →
Response: “How many were written into the contract?”
Created by reporter Mary Plummer and recently posted on the On Earth Magazine website, this video chronicles the ‘grim’ situation recently faced by the IKEA store in the neighborhood of&nbs… Continue reading →
The New York City Council did not meet in its historic chambers at City Hall yesterday. With portions of the 198 year old City Hall ongoing much-needed renovation, the Council gathered instead at the old Emigrant Savings Bank building, just about… Continue reading →