• Solar and Batteries Joining Forces to Beat Natural Gas

    Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. In just the latest example, First Solar Inc. won a power contract to supply Arizona’s biggest utility when electricity demand on its system typically peaks, between 3 […]

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  • STUDY: Rooftop Solar and EVs Cut Water Usage and Pollution

    Solar panels and electric vehicles (EVs) are two prime examples of technologies that can help people minimize their environmental footprint, without sacrificing comfort or having to radically change their daily behavior. But the question still remains: how much of an environmental benefit do these technologies actually produce? And, are there actions that owners of these […]

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  • Sustainability Series Summary: January 2018

    At January’s Sustainability Series, Public Advocate Letitia James emphasized the importance of making improvements to NYC’s broken, overburdened mass transit system. Specifically, she highlighted the devastating environmental impacts associated with more of the public using taxis, cars, and ride sharing services rather than risk taking subway trains that frequently break down or fail to show […]

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  • 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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