Posts Tagged ‘green’

The Green Guru

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Zissu0897.as by Paula Balzer How organic living expert and NYC mom Alexandra Zissu keeps her loft clean, cozy and eco-friendly Eco expert and author Alexandra Zissu’s West Village loft that she shares with her 6-year-old daughter Aili and her partner Olli Chanoff lets off a cozy air amidst its über-green ambitions. The walls are painted in soothing, muted shades, a mix [&hellip
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Green Answer To Nature’s Call

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An “environmental” toilet facility may be coming to Riverside Park’s clay tennis courts, at West 96th Street. The plan features self-composting toilets, part of a system that would treat and compost waste on site. The facilities—which would likely include a men’s room with a stall and urinal, and a ladies’ room with two stalls—would run [&hellip
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No Props for the Eco Girl

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It’s not easy bein’ green. I must confess, I am not an environmentalist by nature. But after careful consideration I figured I would give ecology a go, beyond the mandatory bottle and can recycling demands of my co-op. When I go grocery shopping, I’ve started using my many free cloth bags that I’ve accumulated from [&hellip
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Building a Healthier New York

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A few years ago, a Manhattan borough president community initiative called “Go Green” was launched in East Harlem with the help of local Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito. The goal was to engage New York’s dynamic communities in the effort to bring farmers’ markets, greenspace and cleaner air back to our city neighborhoods, and to [&hellip
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The Greening of Riverside Center

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At previous Riverside Center Working Group meetings, Extell Development Company’s representatives have been the leaders, presenting plans and studies about their project, which stretches from West 59th to 61st streets between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard. But at Community Board 7’s July 30 meeting, Extell’s team occupied the entire back row of seats for [&hellip
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WEST SIDE’S GREEN POL

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Gale Brewer was one of four City Council members to get a perfect score on the New York League of Conservation Voters’ environmental scorecard. The league reviewed 13 bills from the 2008 to 2009 legislative session that have been introduced, and ranked Council members on their vote or support through sponsorship. Evaluated bills included congestion [&hellip
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The Greening of Board 7

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Community Board 7 has carved out an unusual role in New York City’s eco-revolution. Since January 2008, its “Green Committee” has been meeting to discuss a range of issues, making Board 7 the only Manhattan community board with a committee dedicated solely to environmental issues. Other community boards have embedded environmental concerns into already established [&hellip
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Thank You, Dennis Spilios

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

“You look tired.” “No, I’m not; it’s this new lighting!” So went a tenant exchange in our newly renovated lobby. No one older than, say 35, likes to be told they look tired, but naked emperors worldwide will soon ban kindly incandescents for the so-called energy savers which make everyone/every thing they zap look tired [&hellip
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THINKING GLOBALLY, ACTING LOCALLY

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Environmentally conscious Upper West Siders looking to live “green” are invited to attend a multi-media presentation of  An Inconvenient Truth, followed by a panel discussion on how residents can personally address the global warming crisis. The panel includes leading experts on global warming, who will give tips on living a sustainable life on the Upper [&hellip
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