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New York Farm City – Voices of the Urban Farming Movement in NYC

“I think urban farming is only in it’s very infant stages, this is only the beginning,” says James Beard-award winning chef Patrick Connolly, of NYC eatery Bobo at the beginning of New York…

(Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out

For the third year in a row, the roving party that is Fashion’s Night Out will keep retailers open and events going all through the night tomorrow, September 8. If you are in…

The New Normal?

Hurricanes, earthquakes and natural disasters have become quite common events these days. And they are more often happening in places where such occurrences have traditionally been extremely rare. An earthquake and a hurricane…

BiodiverCITY - Why it Matters for NYC

BiodiverCITY – Why it Matters for NYC

Did you know that 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity? If not, you are not alone. For something so crucial to our survival and well-being, biodiversity gets little attention. Mayor Bloomberg’s vision…

Goodlifer: H Fredriksson: Sustainable Swedish Fashion in NYC

H Fredriksson: Sustainable Swedish Fashion in NYC

Stockholm Fashion Week is fully under way, and for those of us who can’t be there, I decided to find out what Swedish design in New York City looks like. I caught up…

Goodlifer: A Victory for NYC Beekeepers

A Victory for NYC Beekeepers

Urban beekeepers can finally emerge from the underground. New York City is all abuzz in celebration after beekeeping was officially legalized on March 16 as the NYC Board of Health voted in favor…

Goodlifer: Who wants a garden at City Hall?

Who wants a garden at City Hall?

Public Gardens seem to be on everyone’s mind since Michelle Obama planted her organic garden at The White House. The idea, however, may not have been hers. TheWhoFarm (The White House Organic Farm…

Goodlifer: The NYC Food Charter - a City-wide Food Sustainability Plan

The NYC Food Charter – a City-wide Food Sustainability Plan

Problems associated with obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and at such an alarming pace that the Surgeon General has urged communities to address the problems through a formal ‘call…

Goodlifer: What's your Foodprint?

What’s your Foodprint?

Globally, an estimated one-third of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are from our food system and land use changes, which include GHGs emitted to grow, process, package, transport, store and dispose our food….

Goodlifer: NYC's largest green roof — a post office park.

NYC’s largest green roof – a post office park.

They’re popping up all over these days, and are a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of any given building. The new green roof atop the Morgan mail processing facility is so…

Goodlifer: The Waterpod Project - A Self-sustaining Ecosystem on the Manhattan Waterfront

The Waterpod Project – A Self-sustaining Ecosystem on the Manhattan Waterfront

With resources on land becoming scarcer by the day, and sea levels rising, the idea that we may one day have to adapt to life on the sea may not be so far…

Goodlifer: Project Earth Day - A Celebration of Sustainable Fashion

Project Earth Day – A Celebration of Sustainable Fashion

Earth Day celebrations were extended a day this year as Project Earth Day took over Openhouse gallery in NoLita on Thursday. This night of eco fashion invited designers to “Travel through the looking…

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