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From PlaNYC to OneNYC: New York's Evolving Sustainability Policy

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The issue of income distribution requires national economic and tax policy. While a local war on poverty is not feasible, local governments can do a great deal to promote upward mobility.

Report: New York City Could See Up To Six Feet Of Sea Level Rise This Century

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

Climate change is already impacting New York City with rising temperatures and sea levels, which will only worsen as the century continues, according ...

Buildings Hold the Key to New York's Climate Goals

Cliff Majersik | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Cliff Majersik

Mayor Bill de Blasio's commitment to reduce the City's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 -- the level the United Nations projects is needed to avoid the most dangerous effects of climate change -- further carves out New York City as a leader in climate action.

Will New York City Continue to Have a Green Mayor?

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The bottom line is that no one really knows if the green initiatives of the Bloomberg years, one of the most important accomplishments of his 12 years in office, will be continued.

Will New York's Sustainability Program Survive Bloomberg's Mayoralty?

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

If the next mayor doesn't care about sustainability as much as Mayor Bloomberg came to care about it, we can expect to see a compromised, half-hearted and symbolic effort. It will be up to those of us outside government to maintain momentum.

How the View From Apartment Windows Affects Your Health and Well-being

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Marielle Anzelone

As much as my sons delight in the tree, sometimes I daydream about less bedraggled alternatives. Instead of accidental, what if our view had been planned and purposeful? In its place could be something more pleasing. Imagine the space of a single street tree transformed into a small-scale woodland.

Don't Rebuild: Redesign

Mitch McEwen | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
Mitch McEwen

Now that we have gotten past the election, perhaps New Yorkers and the rest of the country are ready to talk honestly and admit that sandbags in urban flood-zones are just not good enough.

The Highline: Public-Private Partnership and Bloomberg's Leadership Creates a Great NYC Park

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

I believe that history will judge Michael Bloomberg to have been a superb mayor. Among his greatest accomplishments has to be the creation of one of New York's most novel parks -- the High Line.

The Obvious Solutions Newt Gingrich Is Missing

Andy Mannle | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

Newt Gingrich is an ideas man. He's all about solutions. But by environmental solutions, he means solving problems the fossil fuel industry has with environmental regulation.

Nature in New York City

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

It isn't easy being green in the Big Apple. Over the past century, 75% of the city's woodlands, wetlands and meadows have been destroyed.

NYC Nature 101: Urban Ecology

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

Ecologists have begun to do their field studies closer to home. In the process, they have discovered that nature survives, and even thrives, in the city limits.

2011 Is Five-Borough Year of Biodiversity

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

New York City has more nature than any other city in North America -- more than Los Angeles and Chicago combined.

7 Things Learned About Food in 2010

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerusha Klemperer

1. The intersection of food, culture and class is a conversation we might finally be ready to have...

New York City's Sustainability Plan 2.0

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

Beautiful weekends, like the one we just had, bring nearly everyone out to the city's streets and parks. The incredible energy and diversity characte...

More Than the Million Trees, Where Is Nature in PlaNYC?

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

The loss of doll's eyes from the Big Apple illustrates a disturbing trend -- the local extinction of our wild flora.

The Transition to Sustainability Management Is Finally Underway

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The issue of sustainability is no longer a luxury item or an add-on to those factors routinely addressed by management; it has moved to the apex of management concerns.

Bike Sharing Program On Its Way?

CBS2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York may flood the city streets with thousands of inexpensive rental bikes, reports CBS 2′s Tony Aiello. Supporters say pedal power will improv...

The Bike Lane Wars

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

There is a solution to New York city traffic, but I don't think Marty Markowitz will like it. We must take steps to reduce the number of cars on the road, even as the city's population grows.

Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Put NYC at Forefront of Fight Against Climate Change

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter Lehner

While world leaders gather in Copenhagen to address climate change on a global scale, here at home, New York tackled the number one contributor to its own carbon footprint -- its buildings.

Light A Fire Under Your Council Member To Curb NYC's Carbon "Foodprint"

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kerry Trueman

We have a golden opportunity to curb NYC's carbon foodprint, if only you'll pitch in and share your 2 cents. Because small change will add up to sea change.

New York City Gets Hybrid Police Cars | Jerry James Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Announced by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, the Altimas are the first set of of alternative-fuel patrol cars to ...

How New York's Congestion Plan Collapsed

Earth Island Institute | Adam Federman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For advocates of mass transit, congestion pricing is much more than just a way to reduce traffic or increase the efficiency of our roadways. It is a b...