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Comment by Green Edge NYC on May 21, 2010 at 2:14pm
City's Third Annual Shred Fest
Sunday, May 23rd -- 10-4:00PM
Various Locations
For More Info
Comment by Green Edge NYC on May 11, 2010 at 3:13pm
Plastic by the Numbers: What to Choose, What to Lose
From Greenopolis
by Joe Laur

First of all, 2/3rds of all the oil we extract is used for transportation fuel. Plastics, chemicals, and other uses make up the
other third. Plastics are also made from natural gas, and can be made
from plant materials. Which doesn’t make them biodegradable necessarily.
Some fossil fuel based plastics can biodegrade, and some biobased
plastics don’t. Using food crops like corn for plastics can raise food
prices for the poor. And in some cases plastics have a smaller
environmental foot print than other materials like steel or glass or
wood. When it comes to plastic, there are no simple answers. It’s
usually situational, not black and white. If we stopped using all
plastics tomorrow, we would likely strip the planet of critical natural
resources for substitutes. There’s no black white here, but shades of
gray and not all plastics are created equal. It’s a lot like picking
mushrooms- you need to be able to identify the ones you want. (Read More)
Comment by Liz on March 4, 2010 at 9:59pm
Hi Trash & Recycling Groupies!

I'm participating in Eyebeam's Urban Wilderness Action Day and would love to see some of you there. It's on March 20th and I'll be recreating a wilderness landscape using repurposed materials (fabric, plastic, umbrellas, etc.).

Here's more info about the event:

And my wilderness intervention proposal:

Hope to see you there!
Comment by Green Edge NYC on February 13, 2010 at 7:19pm
Hard Plastic - How to Recycle
By EarthTalk Feb 13, 2010

( - Americans recycle more plastic than ever these days, but there are still plenty of items that are not accepted by municipalities, including many hard plastic items like ski boots.

If such items are still usable, consider donating them to a local Goodwill or Salvation Army store, which can sell them and put the money earned toward housing and feeding those less fortunate. Another option would be to sell or give them to a second-hand sporting goods store, which might even give you trade-in credit toward an upgrade. If you can’t find somewhere local, you can ship them to Colorado-based Boulder Ski Deals. The company accepts ski boots (along with skis, bindings, poles and snowboards) for recycling, donating usable equipment to charitable programs and shredding the rest for re-use in making new products. (Read More)
Comment by Green Edge NYC on February 12, 2010 at 12:20pm
Now we know recycling is getting really specific:
Recycle your bra
by Siel Ju 1/29/10 from Mother Nature Network
If the bra doesn't fit, recycle it! The Bosom Buddy Program will donate your pre-loved bra to a woman in need.

Ladies — and gentlemen who like to dress up as ladies — go clean out your bra drawer. Make a pile of all the bras bought online that never quite fit right or nursing bras you never plan to use again, because you can recycle them for a good cause! (Read More)
Comment by Judy Harper on July 12, 2009 at 6:43pm
NYC testing two types of green trash trucks
Crains New York, July 10, 2009
Two truck manufacturers, Mack Trucks and Crane Carrier, are allowing the city to test their electric-diesel hybrid trucks in hopes of landing a lucrative contract in the future. (Read More)
Comment by Judy Harper on July 10, 2009 at 1:15pm
Participate in the NYC Apartment Building Recycling Initiative (ABRI)!
If you satisfy program requirements and gain your building management's permission, you'll work with the Department of Sanitation to educate tenants in your building about the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. (Read More)
Comment by Liz on June 23, 2009 at 8:48pm
Volunteers are needed for the Gowanus Clean & Green event this Saturday. Details below:

Volunteers are still needed for next Saturday, June 27th's Clean &
Green volunteer clean up of the Gowanus Canal street ends, from
11:00am to 2:00pm. To volunteer for June 27 or subsequent volunteer
days, please contact Lauren at
or just show up at Degraw and Bond Streets at 11:00am. Our sign-in
tent will be down by the Canal.

The May 30 clean up was a success with the volunteer team collecting
more than 20 bags of debris and weeds and spreading wildflower seeds
in the areas along the canal on the Carroll Gardens side of Degraw
street. The Gowanus Wildflower Mix was specially created for the
Gowanus Canal Conservancy and donated by Applewood Seed Company. A
huge thanks to all who came out and worked very hard to make a huge
difference in that street end.
Comment by Judy Harper on May 16, 2009 at 2:26pm
From the New York Times:
Climate Change: Garbage Gets Fresh Look as Source of Energy
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Times change, and yesterday's environmental problem starts to look like today's solution. That is what is happening with trash.

Over the past two decades, the U.S. has shut down hundreds of pollution-spewing waste incinerators on the belief that burning detritus was a bigger environmental sin than burying it. Today, most American garbage is sent to landfills, some spanning hundreds of acres miles from the cities that generate the refuse. New York City, which tosses about eight million tons of nonindustrial trash each year, trucks much of it to big landfills in states such as Virginia and Pennsylvania. Read More.
Comment by Liz on April 4, 2009 at 8:00pm

Composting is incredible. I don't practice it (yet!) but I plan on joining a community garden that will take my kitchen scraps. (I can't convince my boyfriend that vermicomposting is a good idea).

Signed the petition.

Re the picture frame, thanks!

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