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The Bottom of the Barrel

The Bottom of the Barrel

Man this polluted air thing ain’t going away! And rightly so because it happens to be a huge deal. A huge, unclean, unsafe, global warming causing, and hugely worrisome deal. A recently released report by the Environmental Defense Fund shows that just 1% of New York City’s buildings, those burning the dirtiest grades of heating […]

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Green From the Inside Out Recap

Green From the Inside Out Recap

Last night Solar One presented their Green From the Inside Out education series in front of a packed house at the Central Park Arsenal. Upper Green Side was there as a neighborhood partner and participated in the Winter Networking Mixer. Green from the Inside Out is a traveling presentation series for multifamily buildings that focuses […]

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Clean Air NY: Everyday Choices Make a Difference

Upper Green Side is happy to have our new community partner, Clean Air NY, post a guest blog entry today. We will be working together to improve New York’s air quality, specifically in one of the most polluted neighborhood in NYC according to the NYC Department of Health’s recent study. Also be sure to check […]

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Go Green From the Inside Out in 2010

Go Green From the Inside Out in 2010

It’s no surprise (at least not anymore) that the Upper East Side needs to become a greener, more sustainable place in 2010. To help kick off the effort, we are very happy to announce that Solar One will be bringing their “Green From the Inside Out” education program to the Upper East Side on January […]

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The (Polluted) Air Up There

The (Polluted) Air Up There

According to a new air quality study released last week, the Upper East Side has some of the most polluted air in the entire City. The City’s first Community Air Survey (pdf) used highly technical sensors to monitor the level of four types of air pollutants (fine particles, Nitrogen Oxides, Elemental Carbon, Sulfur Dioxide, and […]

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City Council Passes Laws to Curb Greenhouse Gases

City Council Passes Laws to Curb Greenhouse Gases

Yesterday, the City Council passed the Greener, Greater Buildings plan (albeit a water-downed version) “to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing government, commercial, and residential buildings.” Though the package of bills contains weaker requirements than what was originally intended, the laws represent the biggest step yet to achieving the vision of a greener, healthier, more […]

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