• NY’s Commitment to Climate, Renewable Energy and Equity

    Sierra Club Applauds Major Commitment to Climate, Renewable Energy and Equity By Governor Cuomo in 2018 State of the State New York Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out a bold climate vision January 2, with the release of the “Clean Energy Jobs and Climate Agenda” proposals that will make up part of his 2018 State of […]

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  • Spotlight: Sierra ICO and Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Organizations

    The NYC Sierra Club group has sparked a collaboration between two unique nonprofit organizations seeking to engage students with the great outdoors. Over the past two years, Sierra Club’s Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) group and the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth (SGHY) organization have brought many NYC-area students on day and overnight trips into the wilderness, […]

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  • Take Action: NY Cleaning Product Ingredient Disclosure

    Do certain cleaning products make you wheeze? Maybe others irritate your skin or eyes. Do you know which ingredients might cause these problems or contribute to greater health concerns? Do you want to know which products are truly safe to use around your children? It’s hard to believe that in 2017, Americans still don’t know […]

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  • Press Release: NYC to Become First US City to Require Building Energy Grades

    This week, the New York City Council approved Intro. 1632A, a bill requiring large buildings to post their energy efficiency scores, and associated grades, near their public entrances. “As the federal government shirks its stewardship of our environment, it is up to cities to step in — and with our energy grade legislation, New York […]

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  • News from NY DEC

    Things We Like: An interesting blog post from Florida Light & Power provides an easy-to-follow breakdown of how holiday lights affect your energy cost. Using LED lights in your holiday display makes it safer, sturdier, longer-lasting and easier to install – not to mention, it will use 80-90% less energy than traditional incandescents, saving money […]

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  • Study: France Leads World in Ending Food Waste

    This year, France once again topped the Food Sustainability Index, which annually compares 34 nations on measures including healthy eating habits, food waste policies, and food sustainability. “Sustainable food systems are vital in achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals,” said Martin Koehring, managing editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit, which helped carry out the […]

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  • Animal-feed crops for US meat habits are destroying planet

    Intensive and industrial animal farming also results in less nutritious food, it reveals, highlighting that six intensively reared chickens today have the same amount of omega-3 as found in just one chicken in the 1970s. The study entitled Appetite for Destruction launches on Thursday at the 2017 Extinction and Livestock Conference in London, in conjunction […]

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  • Short Film: The Albatrosses of Midway

    On Midway, one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Returning to the island over several years, Chris Jordan and his filming team witnessed cycles of birth, life, and death of these magnificent creatures as a multi-layered metaphor for our […]

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  • Hudson River Estuary Committee: Volunteer Opportunities Available

    Did you know? -100s of types of fish, birds, and plants depend on habitats in the waters of the lower Hudson River Estuary? -As we speak, billionaire developers are urging public officials to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on construction in the lower Hudson River, which threatens this unique and limited marine habitat […]

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  • Insectageddon: Mass Insect Extinction

    Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown, air pollution, water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of the above. Almost incredibly, I believe that climate breakdown takes third place, behind two issues that receive only a fraction of the attention. This is not […]

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