Theater Performance to Benefit Green Roof Project

October 31, 2009


Monday, November 9th at 7pm, The Theater for the New City, will present Raising the Roof, a benefit for its Green Roof Project.

Actress and singer Tammy Grimes and actress Betsy von Furstenberg, both longtime friends of … Read More...

The Cutting Edge: Virtuoso Pumpkin Artistry

October 30, 2009

photo courtesy Southern Living

Out of the patch and onto city steps, patios, and terraces. It’s almost scary to see the carving creativity unleashed on these pumpkins. What have you done with yours? Send us your photos!

You can chisel …

NRDC Announces Growing Green Awards

October 28, 2009


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...

Autumnscape Your Garden

October 26, 2009

Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Gardening in Fall is entirely dependent on the weather. If there’s an Indian Summer, there is no better time of year to be out in the garden. While gardeners in warm areas will have more to … Read More...

Eternally Green: From Ashes to Ashes, Dust to…Trees

October 25, 2009

The Ecopod en route to the ever after.

I wrote a while back about the ecological funeral trend in my post Going Green: A Sustainable Product to Die Forwherein I showcased a few green burial options, including … Read More...

Guerrillas in the Midst

October 24, 2009


Toronto street artist, provocateur, and now guerrilla gardener, Posterchild, created this planted flyer box:

“I create public installations (or ‘Street Art” pieces) that are both playful and political,” commented the artist on his blog. “I create my art to … Read More...

Urban Gardens at Green Block Street Fair


With a sod covered tabletop and a children’s seed project, Urban Gardens exhibited last month on the Green Block at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Green Business Committee’s Third Avenue Street Fair. The block consisted of vendors who provide green … Read More...

Urban Go Green Expo Today in New York City


The UrbanGoGreen Expo takes place tomorrow, Saturday, October 24, from 10am-5pm at the 369th Harlem Armory, 40 W. 143rd Street at Lenox Avenue in New York City.

The green culture, business, career fair, and symposium promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, … Read More...

Ephemeral Art in the Tuileries Gardens

October 22, 2009


The 36th edition of FIAC, brings together 180 modern and contemporary art galleries in Paris from October 22-25 at the Grand Palais, the Cour Carrée of the Louvre Museum, and in the Tuileries Garden.

For the fourth consecutive year, …

How Do We Feed Our Cities?

October 20, 2009

The world is experiencing the largest wave of urban growth in history. For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population is living in cities. By 2050, according to a United Nations estimate, the world’s cities will … Read More...

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