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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…

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…

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…

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…

Behind the People’s Climate March: An Interview with

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…
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Should Citibank Bail Out Citi Bike?

Citibank's namesake bike-share program is about to hit the skids and is struggling to attract new sponsors. Should the bank pony up some…
The Radchenko-Halabi family of New York City pose with one week’s worth of their household’s trash, as part of Glad’s Waste in Focus project. Recyclables are on the left-hand side of the photo, and items destined for the landfill are on the right.

Can Glad Start a National Conversation on Waste?

How much waste do you throw away every day? That’s the question the Glad Products Co. hopes people will ask themselves after viewing…

Clean Solar Initiative II To Add 100 MW of Solar Power on Long Island

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and PSEG Long Island increasingly see solar and other forms of renewable energy as a flexible, reliable…

Ridesharing Firms Struggle to Meet Needs of Americans with Disabilities

Like many living in San Francisco and other major cities across the United States, I have come to rely on transportation network companies…
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New York City to Use Food Waste to Heat Homes

New York City will reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills by converting it into energy.

How Bike Lanes Increase Small Business Revenue

Lesser known examples from Memphis, Ft. Worth Texas, Long Beach, and New York City