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New York City Bans Foam Packaging

New York City is joining a slew of California cities that have banned foam packaging. Known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), foam packaging can’t…
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Manufacture NY: The New Model for Sustainable Innovation

New York City’s apparel manufacturing sector is about to get a makeover: To reignite local fashion manufacturing and spur economic development, the city…
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Green Bronx Machine Turns Bronx Students Into Urban Farmers

“I don’t see crisis. I see opportunity,” Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine, said in an exclusive interview at the Social…
Volunteers from Barclays repack squash into pantry bags at City Harvest's Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City.

Why Don’t More Businesses Donate Excess Food?

Though the reasons vary for restaurants and stores choosing not to donate their leftovers, the main cause is a “misunderstanding of how food…
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Solving Food Waste and Hunger Through Food Rescue

City Harvest collects excess food, both prepared and uncooked, from restaurants, cafeterias, hotels and grocery stores -- any commercial or nonprofit organization that…
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‘Stories & Beer’ NYC on Fashion+Water

Join TriplePundit in Philadelphia or New York City -- or online -- for a special "Stories and Beer" series, respectively on BCorps and…
New York City Transit employees pump water out of the subway tunnels, after flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Two Years After Sandy: NYC Plans for Transportation Resiliency

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, New York City has not only repaired and restored its transportation infrastructure from the storm’s damage, but…
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People’s Climate March: Being a Part of Something Big

Let’s make ourselves heard loud and clear, so that 50 years from now, we have a world that is better than it is…
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3p Weekend: 7 Things You Need to Know About the People’s Climate March

On Sunday, more than 100,000 people and 1,400 businesses, schools, social justice groups and other organizations will take to the streets of New…
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Celebrities Line Up for Global Climate Change March

U.N. leaders arriving for climate change crisis talks needn't worry about how to jump-start dialogue and get to the meat of the issues…
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Behind the People’s Climate March: An Interview with 350.org

Why are an expected 100,000 people hitting the streets of New York City this Sunday? To learn more about the strategic thinking behind…
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Shining Hot to Get It Cold: Unilever Tests Solar-Powered Freezers

The freezers being tested in Central Park operate free of electricity — vendors can even charge their own mobile devices by plugging them…
Isidore Electronics Recycling provides job opportunities for previously incarcerated Los Angeles residents while finding a new home for e-waste.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…
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Will New Yorkers Jump on Board as the City’s Compost Program Expands?

In the fall of 2012, New York City launched a pilot program to test out the curbside collection of organic waste – food…
New York City’s subway expansion to Hudson Yards was paid for by a tax incremental financing model which establishes a tax collected only within the Hudson Yards redevelopment zone.

Funding the Future: Innovative Ways Cities Are Paying for Infrastructure

Cities across the globe need to construct new transit systems, roads and utilities – or modernize their aging infrastructure – to adapt to…