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Adam Piontek

I'm a concerned citizen, a fan of smart, human-friendly design, sustainability, empowerment and green urbanism, and would like to see more of all of that in upper Manhattan.

Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling

Time to do your fall cleaning! Because next Saturday, Nov. 13, we’ll be having our annual paper shredding at the 82nd Street Greenmarket. Old tax returns. Out-of-date documents. Correspondence you’d like to forget. If it’s paper, Pro-Shred’s state-of-the-art truck will turn it into tiny, unreadable tidbits. And cameras inside the truck let you watch it […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 30/31, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 30/31, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 30/31, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Myth: “Plastics are safe in the microwave” While it may be easy to heat up leftovers in that reused butter container, be careful; reheating in plastic isn’t your safest bet. BAD: Common food-grade plastics, […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 23/24, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 23/24, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 23/24, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) How Organic Is “Organic”? According to the National Organic Standards Board, “Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 16/17, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 16/17, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 16/17, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Fall is busy at the Museum! The Queens County Farm Museum is on New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and its history dates back to 1697. You can visit the museum […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 9/10, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 9/10, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 9/10, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) ASPCA – Animal Assistance by Donation and Adoption The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Henry Bergh, its founder, stated […]

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Harlem Harvest Festival and Fresh Food Summit

Harlem Harvest Festival and Fresh Food Summit

This Saturday, October 9th, Harlem4 and Harlem Park to Park are presenting the Harlem Harvest Festival, and Fresh Food Summit, at A. Philip Randolph Square (St. Nicholas between 116th and 117th Streets). The festival will feature a Grand Farmers Market in partnership with Grow NYC, ‘Taste of Harlem’ with culturally rich flavors from Harlem’s most […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 2/3, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 2/3, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 2/3, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Art For Safety Public art projects are usually intended to beautify. But artwork commissioned in 2006 by the city of Cambridge, MA, has a more utilitarian goal: reducing traffic speeds at a busy intersection. […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (September 25/26, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (September 25/26, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for September 25/26, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) How Much Is Your Tree Worth? You have probably heard of the research conducted by the US Forest Service that has led to quantifiable values for the services provided by street and landscape trees. […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (September 18/19, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (September 18/19, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for September 18/19, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) New York’s First Super-Sustainable House Nears Completion! New York’s first passive home, the Hudson Passive Project, is to be completed in Claverack by the end of September. Columbia County will be welcoming architect Dennis […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (September 11/12, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (September 11/12, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for September 11/12, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Green Your Back-to-School Supplies! Now is a great time to start your child’s school year off the green way! Many of these supplies are found everywhere, meaning it’s easier than ever to go green. […]

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