It is widely stated that an estimated 40 percent of food produced in the United States goes to waste. One major step that each of us can take to help reduce food waste is to shorten the supply chain from the producer to your table.
The movement for veganism is the most challenging social change movement in history. We're not asking a segment of the population to change in order to right a wrong. We're asking every single human being to change.
Twelve years ago we were hurt, wounded, scared and maybe even downtrodden, but we were never defeated.
This day is also about remembering the heroes who are still here, who touched our lives and held our family up as we struggled to process our enormous loss and rebuild our lives in the years that followed.
If we made it a priority to help every classroom in America feel less like a test-prep bootcamp and more like an NTSA rehearsal, I'm willing to bet that our graduates would be far better prepared for college, career and citizenship.
I don't know if that group of girls know this, but they were the inspiration for Row New York. Next post, I promise, I'll share the story of finding a place to row in New York City.
A lot of people ask me about starting a non-profit. They often inquire about the early days at Row New York http://rownewyork.org. What was it like? H...
New York City has always provided for those in need. What is in question now is how to do so in an efficient, effective, and humane way, one that is fair to both those citizens truly in need and those New Yorkers who are paying the bill.
The Carmen Mathis Show is a half hour variety/talk show on the public access cable station Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN).
In Point Beach, the boardwalk, as well as the post-card scenery that draws hundreds of thousands each year, are all back, resurrected from the empty days of November and December, when only the sounds of sand-filled dump trucks filled the lonely night air.
Meet Amy. Amy lives in the South Bronx and didn't like that a Google image search of her neighborhood returned overwhelmingly negative images. So she set out to design a mobile app that highlights the beauty found in her borough.
The day has been imbued with the quietly jubilant aura following tempestuous storms. Eight pm and 79th and Broadway has become a luminous path connect...
We New Yorkers are a generous bunch. Mostly we know where we want to help. Some of us, however, are unsure of where to aim their dollars. These organizations are worthy of your investigation.
The bill, known as the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, declares that 16- and 17-year-olds who are arrested for prostitution are victims in need of services, not criminals. Right now only youth through age 15 get that protection. Hitting your Sweet 16 birthday shouldn't mean that you no longer need justice.
Today at Bellevue Hospital there will be a joyful celebration when the ReadMobile will deliver the books to the children and restore the much loved library to its original abundance. When the families will read their much loved books together and the children will smile, even in spite of whatever pain they are suffering.
Year-round projects coordinated by New York Cares that volunteers can get involved with include job readiness, tutoring and reading via local community centers, libraries and social service agencies.