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Weekly Eco-Tip (July 31/August 1, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (July 31/August 1, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for July 31/August 1, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Green Your Caffeine! If you’re like us, you need a jolt of caffeine to start your day, especially after spending half the night awake on these hot summer nights. You already know to […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (July 17/18, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (July 17/18, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for July 17/18, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) With hot weather looming, are you looking for new ways to keep cool on the cheap? String together a plan to stimulate your pocketbook, air circulation, and energy savings simply by making sure your […]

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Two Upcoming Events on Biofuels and Air Quality

Two Upcoming Events on Biofuels and Air Quality

Take your pick of two great discussions coming up on July 21st: If you happened to miss the CB8 air quality forum a few weeks back, have no fear because CIVITAS will be hosting a great panel on the topic this coming Wednesday 6:30pm at Doyle Gallery (175 East 87th Street). Learn more about the […]

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Upper East Side Air Quality Forum

Upper East Side Air Quality Forum

Photo: Sabo/News We’ve all seen the headlines: the Upper East Side is home to some of the most polluted air in New York City. Now its time to do something about it. Upper Green Side is helping to organize a Community Board 8 forum on our neighborhood’s air quality on Monday June 7th at 6:30 […]

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Senators Release Long Awaited Climate Bill

Senators Release Long Awaited Climate Bill

Senators John F. Kerry and Joseph I. Lieberman just presented their long-delayed proposal to address global warming and energy at a D.C. press conference this afternoon. The legislation has been dubbed the American Power Act. The overall goal of the APA is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by […]

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Tackling Air Pollution on the Upper East Side

Tackling Air Pollution on the Upper East Side

Last month local residents woke up to a shocking headline: “On Upper East Side (Gasp!), Some of the City’s Dirtiest Air.” Surely they thought that someone must be to blame for this egregious affront! No sooner did they turn the page did they learn that the responsible parties are the very buildings many of these […]

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Turn your lights down low…really low

Turn your lights down low…really low

Thanks Bob. But actually turn them all the way low. Off to be exact. Join the Earth Hour movement by turning your lights off for 1 hour tonight from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to call for action on climate change . Get involved here.

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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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Cap & Trade on the Rocks In Senate

Upper Green Side doesn’t wade into national politics too much, preferring to focus on local issues that we can make a difference on. But Global Warming is an issue that transcends local, state and national boundaries. There are many ideas on how to control carbon emission. The one that had gained the most consensus at […]

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100 Green To Do's

100 Green To Do’s

Yesterday, the NYC Green Codes Task Force submitted over 100 recommendations to Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Quinn on how to green the City’s building codes, focusing on ways to reap energy savings from construction and renovation work. In New York City, buildings have long been the number one contributor to green house gas emissions, […]

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