• Community Board 7 Takes a Stand on Super-Tall Buildings

    Update We wanted to share with you an exciting update from the February 21st Community Board 7 Land Use Committee meeting regarding Super-Tall buildings. We asked for a resolution that: -Calls for no new shadows on Central Park -Defines height of floors -Limits the use of mechanical spaces to mechanical use and -Requires voids to […]

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  • Video Clip on Tree Tips from Trees New York

    Check out some quick and easy tips to care for your neighborhood street trees! Provided by Sam Bishop, Director of Education & Arborist with Trees NY. We had the pleasure of having Sam speak at our February 14 Sustainability Series event – Love Our Urban Trees.

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  • Potential Fracked Gas Pipeline Crossing Indian Point: Act Now

    Why It Matters As you know, having a fracked gas pipeline crossing Indian Point is a highly risky proposition for Westchester and the whole New York metropolitan area. Should there be an explosion there, radioactive material could be spread far and wide. How You Can Help Please email Westchester’s newly-elected County Executive George Latimer at […]

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  • SierraRise Campaign: Fund Organic Agriculture Research!

    The Farm Bill is up for reauthorization. Tell your members of Congress to increase funding organic agriculture research! Why This Matters Organic farming fosters healthier soil, safer working conditions for farmers, and healthier food for consumers. The Organic Agriculture and Research Act has been introduced into Congress and is gaining co-sponsors fast. It stands a […]

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  • Carbon Farming Could Stabilize the Climate

    The San Francisco Bay Area’s upscale restaurateurs and market owners know Loren Poncia’s Stemple Creek Ranch for its premium grass-finished organic beef and lamb. But during an early fall day on Poncia’s scenic ranch, there was little green in sight. Following the summer’s record-breaking heat, his rolling coastal prairie hills were brown and dotted with […]

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  • Carbon Farming: A Potential End to Climate Change?

    We can’t say we weren’t warned. For years, scientists have argued that human civilization must prevent the planet’s average annual temperature from rising by more than 2 degrees Celsius—or face certain catastrophe. Once we pass that critical threshold, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, life on planet earth is going to be a […]

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  • 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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