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Getting NYC to 80 x 50: Transportation

By Korinna Garfield This week, the NYLCV Education Fund hosted a Transportation Forum as the first part of its series on Mayor de Blasio’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. The forum was centered around the question: how can we ensure sustainable mobility for all New Yorkers? In attendance were a range Read More »

Green Tip: Go Green with What You Wear

By Korinna Garfield What you wear can demonstrate your beliefs, attitude, or sense of self, but it also can show how much you value the environment. Although it doesn’t get much press, the apparel industry has a major environmental impact, accounting for 10% of global carbon emissions annually. But that’s not all: materials for clothing Read More »

Green Tip: Green and Clean Clothes

Sustainability in Clothing Did you know the clothing industry is the third most pollutive in the world, after oil and agriculture? Modern clothing production is extremely carbon and water intensive: For example, one pair of jeans requires thousands of gallons of water to manufacture, and the contaminated water gets cycled back into our global system. Read More »

Water Saving Measures around the Home

Inside The NYC Department of Environmental Protection started a leak notification program in 2011 with automated meter readers. This program alerts homeowners when their water consumption rises higher than normal, and emails consumers if their consumption triples. This is a strategy to detect leaks to save water and money. Sign up here Fill your sink Read More »

Green Tip: Keep Produce Fresh for Longer

Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh as Long as Possible Storing Tips: Tomatoes: Air enters tomatoes through their stems, so blocking as much contact with the stem as possible will slow their decay. Storing them upside down reduces the surface area through which air can enter the stem. Cucumbers last longer when stored at room temperature. Read More »