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If You Have to Store Crap, iStoreGreen is The Way To Do It

January 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on If You Have to Store Crap, iStoreGreen is The Way To Do It

Hall Street Self-Storage (at 12 Hall Street) opened as the country’s first green self-storage facility back in May 2008. Now it seems they’re going one step further and becoming their own brand – iStoreGreen. As a leading local company using 100% Green-E renewable energy, iStoreGreen is growing to meet even more environmental needs to assist […]

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Tags: Evnironment · Uncategorized

Learn More About the Toxic Meeker Ave. Plume

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Learn More About the Toxic Meeker Ave. Plume

[Click to enlarge] Perhaps you remember the Meeker Avenue Plume. It even got some PR in the New York Times last week, leading Curbed to call it the “Toxic Death Cloud.” Well, there’s a meeting about it coming up for residents in January 14 at 6PM. It is a hazard to both long-term residents and […]

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Tags: Evnironment · Greenpoint · Uncategorized · Williamsburg

City Not Composting Leaves This Year

November 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We didn’t realize this until we saw this mentioned somewhere, but the city isn’t collected rakes leaves for composting this year. Here’s the link to the Department of Sanitation News Release. And here’s some of what it says: Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced today that raked autumn leaves will be collected with regular household […]

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Tags: Evnironment

Upcoming: Opportunities to Recycle Electronic Waste

October 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

You may only throw out your old electronic items once every few years, or maybe at most once every year if you’re accident prone with your cell phone (like some of us), but electronic waste contributes to more than 70% of the toxic waste we create in the US. Tech companies keep putting out snazzy […]

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Tags: Evnironment

Possibly Toxic Bedford Ave. Dirt & Rubble Gets More Covered

June 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Possibly Toxic Bedford Ave. Dirt & Rubble Gets More Covered

Last week, we noted that piles of excavated soil and rubble at the Urban Legend Toxic Lot at the corner of N. 11 Street and Bedford Avenue were not covered by tarps. Such precautions are standards when things are being dug up at properties that have toxic issues. Well, another look this week shows that […]

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Tags: Evnironment · Uncategorized · Williamsburg

Gowanus Goes Green on Seventh Avenue

May 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Gowanus Goes Green on Seventh Avenue

[Photo courtesy of arichman33/flickr] The Gowanus Goes Green event, which we have posted about before, is this Sunday, June 1, from 11AM-6PM. Our point here, though, is to show how the event is being promoted locally, as per this photo shot on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. The sponsors are taking the green theme quite […]

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Tags: Evnironment · Gowanus · Gowanus Canal

Bklink: Brooklyn Green Drinks

May 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Brooklyn Green Drinks

The Center for the Urban Environment is having a kind of happy hour and recycling opportunity today from 7PM-9PM. They’ll be accepting a bunch of things for recycling, including: alkaline batteries, Inkjet/laser cartridges, Compact Florescent Lightbulbs (CFLs), hard drives, printer cartridges including toner, pagers, PDAS, cords, cables, boards and chips removed from computers. It’s at […]

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Tags: CUE · Evnironment · Shortlink

Symbolism: Exxon is a Sponsor of McCarren Park Earth Day Event

April 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We woke up this morning to an email from a group called The Change You Want to See, that was widely distributed by the New York Action Network point out that today’s Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day festivities in McCarren Park have a number of interesting corporate sponsors. We’ll start with the most ironic of […]

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Tags: Evnironment · Greenpoint · Greenpoint Oil Spill · Williamsburg