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When most people think of the negative impacts of driving, they think of the emissions from the car’s exhaust, releasing CO2 into the atmosphere in the form of combusted fossil fuels, but mechanic and susta...

November 13, 2015

Although we had to say goodbye to our ten youth leaders from the Green School in Williamsburg (a description of the graduation celebration can be found here), we managed to pack a lot into the six weeks of our program (funded by the NYSDEC's Environmental Justice Commu...

November 1, 2015

On Saturday, October 3rd, we held our last East River State Park Summer Series event of the 2015 season. With us to celebrate were students from the Green School (participating in our Youth Leadership Intensive), Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), and some very sp...

In June of 2015, I invited a group of climate experts and creatives (artists, performers, writers) in Marseille, France, to come together over wine and food to have a conversation about inspiration and how we can inspire more action on climate change.  It was an amazin...

When your first real introduction to a country includes having tea with the President, one might want to know a little bit about what they’re getting into.  When I got the invitation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York  (TECO) to be a part of a del...

April 24, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22nd, the world celebrated the 45th annual Earth Day. Of course, every day is Earth Day, and technically it has celebrated about 4.54 billion of them, but it’s important to have a special day honoring what it gives us, and recognizing that we need t...

March 22, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, the Human Impacts Institute held the last of four workshops on health, toxins, and consumer advocacy. The workshops were funded by generous grants from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Community Grants Program and Ro...

July 2, 2014

Walking on The High Line, one discovers a hidden gem, an urban oasis of an above ground railroad park. The High Line is an amalgamation of live music, food vendors and the visitors speaking foreign languages. This park in the sky is a great example of sustainable devel...

June 27, 2014

Food makes up the largest percentage of waste going into municipal landfills, accounting for over 21% of total waste. This waste could be prevented, used to feed people, or composted to create a valuable soil amendment. Reducing food losses by just 15% would feed more...

June 18, 2014

On June 2nd, the United Nations hosted the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This forum discusses global economic and social progress, while looking to future issues and needs to be met. More specifically, this assembly discussed the post-2015 actions regardin...

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