Week of Sept 15 – 21
- “Brooklyn Based” puts out a Green Guide to Brooklyn.
- This is old news but I just stumbled upon a link to it – the new Staten Island Ferry terminal in NYC has building-integrated photovoltaics on its room, which will generate 52,000 kWh of power annually!
- New York City’s MTA forms a Green Team committee to create a “sustainability master plan” by Earth Day of next year.
- Electricity Blowing in the Wind: Offshore wind power projects in Long Island and Delaware are moving ahead. In this case, bigger is better: by increasing size, they can reduce costs. (via Treehugger)
- Most popular this week! – EcoFabulous has a CO2 saver you can install on your computer to track how much CO2 you’ll save by using good power management on your computer.
- Legislation to ease parking crunch – for bicycles! DC will probably enact legislation next week that requires residential and commercial buildings over a certain size to provide bike parking – will your city be next? (via Streetsblog)
- The Carbon Footprint Consumer Products Summit was held this past week in Chicago, where business traded successes and frustrations about reducing their carbon footprint. (via I’m Seeing Green)
- Urban Watersheds Perspectives has a great discussion of why a border control fence by the Rio Grande is not ideal from an economic or environmental perspective.
- Former New York City Deputy Traffic Commissioner “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz says congestion pricing should “proceed now” and discusses things NYC can do to reduce traffic. Might these apply to cities all over the country?
- Google.org announces $10 million in grant money available for investment in plug-in hybrid and electric car research – think you have an idea?
photo courtesy of Greenpeace