• 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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  • 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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  • High-Rise Passive House in NYC

    By Lisa DiCaprio, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club NYC Group NYC is leading in high-rise Passive House design and construction. On November 1, 2017, the Passive House Institute certified the 26-story Passive House residential building on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, which is now the largest and tallest Passive House building in the world. […]

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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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