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Green Jobs Sprout, But Critics Question Their Sustainability

Boosted by federal stimulus dollars, reinforced by state job training measures and local green building laws, weatherization and similar so-called “green jobs” are beginning to pulse to the economy like never before. Some question whether green jobs are a permanent new source of employment or a temporary boost that will fade away with stimulus spending.

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Enter Upstage: The Green Roof

Some theaters save on energy costs by ditching big sets and ritzy lighting, but Theater for the New City is taking its conservation efforts in a new direction – up.

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Greening the Big Apple

Now in his seventh year as the chairman of the New York City Council Environmental Protection Committee, Councilman James Gennaro has become an outspoken champion of some of New York’s most important environmental initiatives. He hasn’t always succeeded, but a competitive spirit has helped him overcome numerous obstacles in life and in politics.

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Slideshow: Food Recycling, from our plate to yours

A photo slideshow: food recycling in one neighborhood making a difference.

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New York Butchers Bring Pasture-Raised Meat Closer to Home

As a child in a breezy Sicilian cliff-side village, I had a room with an unforgettable view. My balcony window framed layers upon layers of flowing countryside hills. Staring out at the terrain, I previewed the mandarin oranges, prickly pears, olives and tomatoes that we later used as ingredients in our meals. That view would [...]

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Graffiti, Manure and Environmental Justice: Making the Case for Community Court

 
It is nearly freezing out, but Robert Johnson and Bill Adelman are sweeping Times Square clean one block at a time. They’re here as part of punishment handed down by the Midtown Community Court, and aside from their electric-blue court-issued vests, the two have little in common.
“I shoplifted, I tried to take 11 pairs of [...]

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