• 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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  • The Past, Present and Future of Food Production

    The Past, Present and Future of Food Production

    The Green Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s brought an array of agricultural technology that helped the world’s population almost double in size. The 21st century, however, brings a new set of challenges. A continually increasing population, the relative scarcity of fresh water and arable land, and the unpredictable climactic effects of global warming have […]

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