Archive | March, 2013

Battery Park City Authority Continues Sandy Repairs

29 Mar

To those who weren’t affected, Sandy was a devastating disaster that came and went months ago. But those who lived it are still living it and still working to overcome the hardships it created every single day. Homes and buildings were torn asunder, public places were destroyed or damaged, and parks had beautiful landscaping ripped […]

How Going Green Saves the Earth AND the Budget

29 Mar

Supergrass / Brachiaria

Did you know that half of all municipal solid waste—AKA trash—is paper? That’s why it is so important to reduce, reuse, and recycle what we can. By saving paper and going green, we not only save trees, we also reduce the amount of waste going into landfills, reduce pollution, and save energy as well as […]

The Best Form of Sustainable Architecture: Reusing Existing Buildings

28 Mar

Of industry, transportation, and buildings in the U.S., which do you think consumes the most energy? The answer: buildings. This answer may come as a surprise to you. After all, you don’t here enough about carpooling, making use of public transportation, or even making other lifestyle choices like shopping at the farmer’s market, all to help […]

How to Go Green This Easter

26 Mar

When it comes to major holidays like Easter you should be thinking reduce, reuse, and recycle. Why not go green this Easter?  You might be wondering how much impact a few little Easter baskets can have on the environment. But if you think about how much food, plates, and utensils you also use to put […]

Con Edison Names NYCHA Partner of the Year

20 Mar

Con Edison, New York City’s main source of energy, provides electric services, provides natural gas service, and operates the world’s largest district steam system. It brings in some $12 billion in revenue each year and has $40 billion in assets. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the power provider named the New York City Housing Authority […]

Shopping Tips for the Spring Farmer’s Market

18 Mar

Farmers Market

Spring is just around the corner and that means prime time for farmer’s markets. Some people have had the lucky opportunity to enjoy farmer’s markets all year round, but spring farmer’s markets can be the most enjoyable ones because, well, everything from fruits to flowers is growing! Spring is just around the corner and that […]

Why Choose Sustainable Seafood?

15 Mar

Nothing is more frustrating than wanting to make environmentally-friendly decisions and actions but not having the proper knowledge. Have you ever walked up to trash, compost, and recycle bins to throw away your lunch and stand there, puzzled, because you are unsure what goes where? If you are like me you may stand there for […]

Clean Green: Spring Cleaning Tips for Eco-Friendly Cleaning

11 Mar

Green Cleaning

Spring is approaching rapidly and your messy kitchen, cluttered bedroom, and the smoothie splatters on your ceiling may be telling you that a good ol’ fashioned spring cleaning is in need. Due to the dramatic increase in awareness of human’s detrimental impact on the environment, people are taking a different approach to spring cleaning this […]

What to Grow in Spring: Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

7 Mar

Picking carrots

Many people consider starting their own garden once summer hits since the weather becomes consistently nicer. The problem with this is that many people come to find that the plants, vegetables, fruits, or herbs that they want to grow should have been planted back in Spring. With the help of this post, we hope that […]

Ways to Go Green in the Home: Green You and Your Room

4 Mar

Feeling stressed, bored or just want to reboot for the week? Since your bedroom is often a place to go for peace, self-expression, and sleeping, why not focus on yourself and making your room peaceful this week with a few whole living ideas? Sometimes making some minor changes can help you get out of a […]