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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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CB8 Environmental Committe Recap: Water Tunnel #3, Future Air Quality Forum Discussed

CB8 Environmental Committe Recap: Water Tunnel #3, Future Air Quality Forum Discussed

Last night Community Board 8 held its monthly meeting of the Environmental and Sanitation Committee. The Committee originally intended to discuss plans for the former DSNY garage property on the East River between 73rd and 74th Streets (now home to some eerily cool looking ruins), but mother nature had other plans. Sanitation was given a […]

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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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Get Your Mind in the Gutter, Literally

Get Your Mind in the Gutter, Literally

When it rains, it pours – waste water and storm runoff into the surrounding waterways that is. New York City’s century old sewer system combines the rainwater that runs off paved surfaces such as roadways and sidewalks with the same pipes that carry our sewage. When the City’s treatment plants overload (which happens quite often) […]

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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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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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Upper Green Side Joins Clean Air NY as New Community Partner

Upper Green Side Joins Clean Air NY as New Community Partner

Upper Green Side is proud to announce that we have joined together with Clean Air NY as a new local community partner! 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. About Clean Air […]

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