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Glenn McAnanama

A local guy trying to make his neighborhood a little more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
It's My Park Day! East River Esplanade Day!

It’s My Park Day! East River Esplanade Day!

It’s My Park Day Saturday, May 21st, 10am – 2 pm Reception tables at 80th, 86th, 96th and 125th Streets on the Esplanade, 10 am – 2 pm Walks, runs, a guided tour and rowing on the river… Minnow traps, a raffle, a tour, refreshments and a new estuary guide… Volunteer opportunities galore (we’ll be […]

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Upcoming Electronics Recycling Events

Upcoming Electronics Recycling Events

Mark your calendars Upper Green Siders! We’ll be having e-waste collection events on both April 30th (82nd Street Greenmarket) and June 26th (92nd Street Greenmarket)… we’ll have more info to you soon. In the meantime, here’s a list of approved E-waste and other waste that we’ll be collecting at the event! E-Waste, working and non-working: […]

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Sued in the Slope: Group Trying to Erase BK Bike Lane

Sued in the Slope: Group Trying to Erase BK Bike Lane

  A small group of well connected and wealthy individuals on Prospect Park West have filed a frivolous lawsuit against the city to remove the innovative, two way bike path along side Prospect Park. Having not been able to influence policy through their community board (which voted for the project), their local city council-member (who […]

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Consider the HappoDammo Ratio

Consider the HappoDammo Ratio

You’ve probably had the same experience: You had a great day doing something you love, with people you love and barely spent a dime. Maybe it was a picnic in the park with friends or a pick-up basketball game. And then there are probably times you spent a lot of money on buying something that […]

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Economics of Happiness

Federal Reserve Chariman Ben Bernanke gave a commencement speech at the University of South Carolina that only briefly touches on the environmental issues directly, but indirectly has huge implications for our wasteful & environmentally destructive consumer culture. s you might guess, when thinking about the sources of psychological well-being, economists have tended to focus on […]

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Recycling Textiles is Simple and Easy

One of the easiest things to recycle that is not currently included in the NYC curbside recycling program is textiles. It’s also happens to be one of the most valuable to recyclers. Most people already know that perfectly good clothing that either no longer fits or you no longer need can be taken to any […]

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Bike to Work with Seattle's New Mayor

Many folks talk about making our cities more sustainable, but Seattle’s new Mayor Mike McGinn, takes it as his personal missions by biking to work everyday and even biking to appointments around the city during the day. Please enjoy this Streetfilm!

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NYSERDA Appliance Swap-out

NYSERDA Appliance Swap-out

Thinking of replacing an old inefficient appliance? Well, in a couple of weeks, there’s going to be a NYSERDA program just for you. Solar1 posted this flyer on a Google docs page. Here’s one of the rebate option charts. Not only will you save money now through the rebate, but replacing older appliances with more […]

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Senator Liz Krueger Against A Safer Times Square?

Yesterday, much to our delight, the Mayor announced that the pilot project at Times Square, opening a street to pedestrians instead of cars, would be made permanent. However, there are a few people that felt left out of the process and ducked the issue of stating what their opinions were of the safer, more pedestrian […]

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Has Bloomberg Lost his Eco-Transpo Mojo?

Has Bloomberg Lost his Eco-Transpo Mojo?

Early in his second term as Mayor, Mike Bloomberg seemed to suddenly “get-it” on sustainable transportation and livable streets issues. Even under former Commissioner Iris Weinshall in 2006, a Renaissance seemed to be taking place. Then came his appointment of Janette Sadik-Khan as Transportation Commissioner in the spring of 2007 whose been nothing less than […]

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