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Building Energy NYC Conference

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-09-18 16:29.

Want to learn whether the economics of solar panels work for your building? How about getting up to speed on the latest water-conservation tricks to save some green?

Then check out the BuildingEnergy New York City (BE NYC) conference next month.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,New York City | Read More >

State's New Plan To Protect Hudson River Habitats

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Tue, 2013-09-17 14:28.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft of its plan to revitalize and protect habitats in the Hudson River estuary and tributaries from the federal dam at Troy to the Tappan Zee Bridge.


Assembly Member Paulin Talks NY's Energy Future

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-09-12 12:34.

Many New Yorkers want to go solar, but achieving the economy of scale when many of us live in small properties with small roofs can be a challenge.  But the idea of shared renewables is gaining traction and may be the key to growing the solar industry locally.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Statewide | Read More >

Major New Effort To Protect Long Island's Water

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-09-11 17:43.

A coalition of environmental organizations has launched a major campaign to raise awareness about the consequences of nitrogen pollution on Long Island.


Onondaga Lake Cleanup Moving Ahead

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Wed, 2013-09-11 14:31.

Onondaga Lake -- once considered America's most pollute lake -- is now reaching its cleanest state since the last century, as the dredging and capping work that began last year move ahead.


Getting Back To The Garden Is A Way Forward For Inmates

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-09-05 17:43.

Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, an area known for Woodstock, is fostering green thumbs among its model prisoners.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Land Use | Read More >

Conservationists Favor "Wilderness With Access" In Adirondacks

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-09-05 16:57.

Environmental Bond Act Public Hearings Begin

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Wed, 2013-09-04 16:58.

Legislation to create an Environmental Bond Act will get its first public airing at hearing on Friday in Albany.

Sen. Mark Grisanti and Assemblyman Bob   Sweeney introduced the Environmental Bond Act proposal last month.Sen. Mark Grisanti and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney introduced the Environmental Bond Act proposal last month.Sen. Mark Grisanti and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney last month introduced language that could lead to a statewide ballot initiative totaling $5 billion in investments. 


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Statewide | Read More >

Staten Island's Fight to Save Mount Manresa

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Wed, 2013-09-04 15:50.

Mount Manresa, a Jesuit retreat property on Staten Island, has been in operation since 1911 and was first retreat house in the United States.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Open Space,New York City | Read More >

East Hampton Protects Important Open Space

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-08-29 16:12.

Preservation trumped profit, as the East Hampton Town Board voted to keep rather than sell a four-acre parcel known locally as Fort Pond House.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Open Space,Suffolk, Long Island | Read More >
 

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