• How To Go Green in Your Office

    How To Go Green in Your Office

    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 tips for creating an eco-friendly office and reducing your impact on […]

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  • 5 Ways Technology Can Simplify Green City Living

    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 can make green living more seamless for city dwellers. 1. […]

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  • 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 agency staff and consultants. The public wasn’t involved in creating the plan, so no grassroots constituency […]

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  • Discovery High School; Growing Vegetables and Character

    Discovery High School; Growing Vegetables and Character

    In a community struggling with endemic poverty, unequal access to healthy food and environmental blight, Discovery High School’s Living Environment class has become the unlikely vanguard of an urban gardening movement. Started by Steve Ritz, the program’s teacher and enthusiastic Bronx activist, Discovery is creating positive change, one pound of vegetables at a time. Discovery’s […]

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  • Economy vs. Ecology

    Consumers must continually increase their consumption of products to feed the economy so that it can grow and expand, which in return, supports their accustomed lifestyles.  A robust economy where everyone can buy whatever they want to make their lives easier is the American Dream– freedom from want, without sacrifice. The flaw in this thinking […]

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