We are a creative, innovative non-profit organization whose commitment is to increase access to sustainable lifestyle solutions, while at the same time building and integrating the green community in NYC. We do that with this website and our signature Green City Challenge Race.
Our annual GCC Race offers a fun opportunity for teams to compete with their fellow green New Yorkers to demonstrate their knowledge of how to live, work and eat green. These teams ride their bikes to secret destinations and complete a challenge in a green business or non profit that hosts the challenge. If they are successful, they earn a giant jigsaw puzzle piece with a clue to their next destination. On they go until they have collected all their pieces and return to the finish line.
Join our community of passionate individuals and fellow environmental groups! Read our website, volunteer in our organization or another one, get active and meet people who care about the earth as much as you do!
GREEN CITY CHALLENGE RACE
Watch out for the GCC 2013! We are busy preparing the next challenge and we have a new twist for you this year. It will be held at La Plaza Cultural in the East Village. This beautiful community garden in the heart of New York City will be our home for the day as we have a BBQ and activities for everyone right there. If you saw last year’s event, you will love what we have planned for you this time around.
Instead of only ten teams being allowed to compete, anyone who comes can compete in the Green City Challenge 2013!
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The Green City Challenge exists basically because many of us have overlooked the fact that we’re in this together. What we do to the earth, we do to ourselves. This is the disconnect that has led us to the state we’re in today. We have seen the effects of our appetite for energy with hydro fracking, mountain top removal, nuclear disasters, the gulf oil spill, and all the Garbage Patches in our oceans. It is not just our modern culture exhausting our natural resources; we’ve been doing this for a long time. Before petroleum, [...]
People say it’s not easy being green but you’re doing it! You recycle, you bring your own water with you, you refuse plastic; you are conscientious about your footprint on the planet and you do something about it. Here is your chance to participate in the Green City Challenge all year round, wherever you are.
Take action on the court and tell us about it on line. Sign up to become a challenger to support and compare notes with others in the community. Share your experiences and your thoughts and ideas, and demonstrate to others that it’s not as difficult as some may think.
Want to know who else is participating? Go to the link above or click on the picture and meet the Challengers of 2010 and 2011.
Thanks to the development of new resources, programs and smartphone apps that are focused on green efforts, it has become easier than ever for people who live in cities to lead lifestyles that are more environmentally friendly. Here are just a few of the ways technology [...]
Take a moment to think about how much unnecessary trash your office produces or excess energy your workplace uses. Greening your office will not only reduce your carbon footprint and create a more sustainable work environment, it can lower high utility costs. Follow these [...]