‘Features’

LEED Green Associate Study Guide (Part 1 of Series)

This entry will focus on how the LEED rating systems are set up and the basic categories of credits. For a basic introduction to LEED, check this website. The LEED Rating Systems are the sets of credits and categories that a LEED project team is aiming for. They are specific for the type of construction, like a new building would go for LEED for new… Read More

Urban Foraging in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

On October 10th, a beautiful morning even if the slightly overcast sky and the occasional drips of water threatened more rain, I set out for Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I took part in a group hike through the park with the goal of foraging and learning about foraging in this urban parkscape. The group was led by Leda Meredith, author of “Botany, Ballet, and Dinner… Read More

Shrinking lifespan and shelf life are just a noontime shadow for the e-waste sent to landfills

databhi ♪♫

Today’s cool devices may be too desirable for their own good when they foster the “gotta have it” mentality that in turn leads to high turnover rates for electronics, excessive unnecessary purchases, and unruly amounts of electronic waste. Image credit: Flickr user databhi ♪♫ While we are in awe of the latest gizmos and smartphones, thousands of electronic devices become e-waste in landfills or be… Read More

Developing eco-laundry habits isn’t as tough as you think it is

3692594079_001bf378ea

Laundry might be one area of home life that seems the most difficult to “green.” You don’t want to compromise the results of the process, but you want to lessen the impact on the environment. Traditional detergents are super heavy on the chemicals. I remember reading a book when I was younger, in which a character was murdered and his face unrecognizable because it had… Read More

Solar-powered film series! “The Garden”

Last friday, I volunteered at the Solar-Powered Film Series hosted by Solar One and Green Edge NYC. I found out about this event from Green Edge NYC (specifically Patricia Curry). It was great to meet up with people doing great work in New York regarding sustainability and community outreach! Thanks should go out to both organizations who put on a great series! This night’s film… Read More