Archive for January 2011

Why My City is Cool

January 26, 2011

By Jim Rutala, Chair, Linwood (NJ) Environmental Commission Achieved bronze Sustainable Jersey Certification.  Linwood, NJ,  is part of an elite group of 67 municipalities that have achieved the prestigious Sustainable Jersey certification. Municipalities that earn the certification are considered by their peers, by state government, and by the experts and civic organizations in New Jersey, [...]

Transforming Trash Cans in Ithaca, NY

January 26, 2011

  By Whitney Larsen, The Sustainability Hub At the end of each weekend in Collegetown, just outside of Cornell University, trash is overflowing from trash cans, with coffee cups and drinks sitting on the curb along College Avenue. Although there were supposed to be a few cans designated for recycling, they are not marked as [...]

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure: Sag Harbor’s Energy Use Inventory

January 26, 2011

 By Sumner Pingree, 725 Green Since 2007, 725 Green has been dedicated to providing voluntary action, education and local leadership to promote and assist the municipality of Sag Harbor, New York in becoming a more sustainable community.  We have engaged residents and village officials in numerous initiatives focused on waste reduction, transportation, energy efficiency, stormwater [...]

Greening New York’s Hudson Valley

January 24, 2011

By Melissa Everett, PhD, Sustainable Hudson Valley   The Hudson Valley Ten Percent Challenge is a regional invitation to cut your carbon footprint 10% and get 10% of “your” people involved.  Initiated by Sustainable Hudson Valley, the Challenge has been piloted with the communities of Red Hook and Warwick, New York, in preparation for regional scale-up.  The Ten [...]

Bike Recycling with Time’s Up!

January 24, 2011

By Abby Morse Time’s Up! Time’s Up! is a non profit environmental activism organization run by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. We have two locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and work to actively engage members of our community to participate in events that promote a positive, sustainable lifestyle. One of our main focuses is alternative forms [...]


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