Nurturing Urban and Local Sustainability: A Fruit Tree Grows in Boston

February 1, 2010


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How can the health of people and the environment in urban areas become a community responsibility? Boston’s EarthWorks takes a step forward.  Founded in 1989, EarthWorks is a non-profit organization operating under the slogan: planting a healthier and more sustainable … Read More…

Free Mobile App Locates Recycling Locations

December 7, 2009


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iRecycle, a free iPhone application from Earth911.com, makes it easy to find recycling locations anywhere in the U.S. Find places to drop-off your old cell phone (or water bottle or motor oil or… well, you get the idea), get … Read More…

Visualize Your Energy Consumption

November 25, 2009


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Imagine if monitoring your energy consumption were managed by one of your household’s lamps. With the flick of a switch, Beverly Ng’s solar-powered Spark Lamp, changes color depending on the amount of power your home has used during the … Read More…

Carbon-Neutral Green Arts and Education Center Planned for New York City

November 10, 2009


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Solar One, New York City’s first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center,” that inspires New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers, presents SOLAR 2: The First Carbon-Neutral, Net-Zero Energy Building in New York City. Construction is set to Read More…

A Farm Grows in Brooklyn: Bringing Communities to the Table

November 5, 2009


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BK Farmyards is a Brooklyn based decentralized farming network providing local food to reduce the city’s reliance on fossil fuels while offering local jobs to boost the economy. They seek partnerships with developers willing to temporarily transform their idle land … Read More…

Recovery Act Creates New Green Jobs

November 3, 2009



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640,329 is a pretty impressive number. It represents the number of jobs that have been created or saved so far through the Recovery Act, according to new numbers reported by the Obama administration on Friday.

But the true significance … Read More…

NRDC Announces Growing Green Awards

October 28, 2009


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The National Resources Defense Council, NRDC,  has announced its second annual Growing Green Awards to honor farmers, business leaders and promoters of sustainable food. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded for extraordinary contributions that advance ecologically integrated farming practices, … Read More…

Landscape Architects Unveil Sustainability Design and Planning Resource Guides

September 20, 2009


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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced a new series of comprehensive online resource guides on sustainable design and planning. Created for national and local policymakers, government agencies, design professionals, planners and students, … Read More…

Chicago’s New Plant Conservation Center Showcases Green Design

September 10, 2009


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With a bold goal to “Save the Plants, Save the Planet,” the Chicago Botanic Garden has scheduled the opening of the Plant Science Center for members on September 22, and for the general public on September 23.

“One-third of the … Read More…

Is your city participating in the National Community Gardening Week August 23-29?

August 15, 2009


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Community and urban gardens are an important component of making sustainable communities. The National Community Gardening Week is an opportunity for your local government to show support by publicly promoting community gardens August 23 – 29.

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