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New Bottles!

June 19, 2013

Find out how new bottles are made from old bottles!







Earth Day at Grand Central this week!

April 14, 2013

Grand Central
(Vanderbilt Hall)
April 20 – 22, 2013
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
We have three days of Earth Day activities inside Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall.  Come out for live performances, kids’ activities, sustainability talks, and interactive displays by some of our partner organizations. All of the events are free and open to the public.  Join the Facebook event for updates!

The launch of the Earth Day Organic Indoor Learning Garden is a wonderful example of how public‐private partnerships are supporting our schools with innovative resources to teach our children. I encourage companies and individuals to support this innovative learning program.”

-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Goals of the Earth Day Organic Indoor Learning Gardens:


• Provide an interactive teaching resource that can be used in any climate throughout the year.

• Teach the importance of organics and balanced nutrition.

• Get students engaged and excited about healthy foods and gardening.

About the gardens:  The gardens consist of a 30”x15”x11” container garden, all of the necessary elements to get a garden up and running (e.g., a grow light, seeds, soil, fertilizer), and a curriculum which we developed in cooperation with our partners.  The teaching materials distributed with each garden provide guidance for teachers of all grades to help incorporate the gardens into their curriculum, creating links to their reading, writing, science and math requirements and other lessons.  Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for educators to integrate lessons focused on sustainability, organic gardening, and nutrition into their regular curricula.

A Year in Trees – Bill Hayes

April 7, 2013

gif by Rebecca Mock

A thoughtful essay about life in NYC, and our friendships with neighborhood trees.

Civic Action by the Green Team

March 31, 2013

photo (1)The Green Team, inspired by attending the Ban the Bag conference in March, wrote letters to our local representative Carolyn Maloney, District 12.  Students shared that single-use plastic bags create huge problems for marine life, and a lot of unsightly mess for city dwellers.   Green Team members hope that the city can participate in one of the many urban initiatives to phase out single-use plastics. Scientists continue to study the effects of both plastic and plastic manufacturing on ecosystems, endangered species, and the humans that use them.

Scan 1

Teen designs ocean plastics solution

March 26, 2013

From Inhabitat!

Great article about eWaste Recycling

March 20, 2013


More geen pictures, thanks Alyssa!

March 7, 2013

I was kinda in a green mood and I saw these and thought they were cool 🙂

bottle castle Bottle Boat

Replacements for Trees? From Alyssa

March 7, 2013

Algae lamp

Theo shares some thoughts…

March 7, 2013

“We are the next generation.  If we care, we can stop deforestation.  But if we don’t care this will still be our earth.  Nearly 4 billion trees are cut down each year. 100 trees are cut per minute.  Rain forests cover only 14% of our earth.”

(image from Greenpeace)

Maya Lin’s “Unchopping a Tree”

February 21, 2013