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Greening the Big Apple

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. [...more]

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Big Ideas, Many Challenges at NYC Model School for Green Jobs

Big Ideas, Many Challenges at NYC Model School for Green Jobs

In a classroom decorated with student posters on deforestation and global warming, a group of 9th grade students are debating a law that would ban fast food chains from within two blocks of a school. Most of them balk at the idea of being kept from the choice teenage fare, but one student raises [...] [...more]

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PlaNYC is Case Study in Equitable Job Creation

PlaNYC is Case Study in Equitable Job Creation

PlaNYC isn’t just about the environment. Amid the worst recession since the Great Depression, it’s jobs, jobs, jobs that matter most. But will the “green collar” jobs created by PlaNYC initiatives benefit all segments of our society equally? One organization intends to make sure they will. The Applied Research Center, a California-based think tank focused on [...] [...more]

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Mayoral Candidates Sidestep Energy Debate

Mayoral Candidates Sidestep Energy Debate

The word environment was mentioned only once during the debate between Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Comptroller Bill Thompson on October 13th. Bloomberg named a long list of issues—environment just one among them—and urged voters who care about those issues to vote for him on Tuesday. The two candidates for mayor of New York City may have [...] [...more]

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