PlaNYC: Make it a Social Movement

Central to the City’s sustainability efforts is PlaNYC, the monumental program linking hundreds of greening initiatives across City operations. Yet how sustainable is PlaNYC itself? As a project of the Mayor’s Office, it was created almost completely by government...

Corn: The American Staple Diet

Whether you eat corn or not, chances are corn already forms a huge part of your diet. This is due in large part to the Farm Bill, an agricultural and food policy tool passed by the US Congress to reduce hunger and control food prices. While it is primarily used to...

Green City Challenge 2012

Watch out for the GCC 2012 coming on October 14th!  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.  If you saw last year’s event, we’ve got plenty of  surprises...
EcoChi For Interior Design

EcoChi For Interior Design

Every space has a life of its own, and impacts us as we go about our lives. Our actions, energy and thoughts, as well as our physical well-being, are all profoundly influenced by our surroundings. The design, color scheme, textures, light, furnishings, accessories and...

Why Compost?

I realize I am speaking with an eco-savvy group here. Nonetheless, I wanted to share a few astonishing facts that inspire me (and I hope you, too) to urgent action: New Yorkers throw out 32 million pounds of household garbage per day. That’s just residential (less...