Tag Archives: Green

Is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Really Green?

The Christmas tree at Rockefeller has green pine needles, but is it really green? In 2007, the Christmas tree went environmentally green for the first time in its history since 1933. ¬†Today, the management of Rockefeller Center continues to market … Continue reading

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How “Green” are Marathons

With the New York City Marathon just are the corner, on Sunday to be exact, the question comes up as to how green marathons might be. According to an article on Mother Jones, marathons generate a lot of waste. ¬†Especially … Continue reading

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Birdbath Bakery

Imagine a bakery with walls made of wheat and cups made from corn. Treats are made from organic ingredients and the staff wears recycled clothing. Sounds like a modern day Hansel-and-Gretel like treat house, right? Actually, it’s really not far … Continue reading

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NYPL Sponsors Green Programs

I took the kids that I babysit to the Seward Park library on the Lower East Side yesterday. As we were checking out our books, I saw a flier for upcoming community programs sponsored by the New York Public Library … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree, how do I recycle thee?

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree, how do I recycle thee? Easily, according to the Department of Sanitation in New York City. There will be a citywide collection between January 4th-January 15th. Be sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, and … Continue reading

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Zero Footprint Shirt

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, one man has designed the Zero Footprint Shirt. Dave Rittinger, an architect from Brooklyn, has created a shirt made entirely out of leaves and glue. According to his biography, Rittinger discovered that … Continue reading

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Grow NYC presents Greenmarket Grains Week

Grow NYC is a community non-for-profit outreach program that aims to provide fresh produce to New Yorkers, create awareness about recycling and reducing waste, and encourage future generations to become environmental leaders through education. From November 14th-21st, they are hosting … Continue reading

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