Category Green Living

Plastics-Free / Zero Waste

Zero Waste or Low Waste Living is the most commonly used term for people trying to reduce plastic and other kinds of waste. Here we focus on the Reduce and Reuse components of the "3 Rs"

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Community Gardens

Community Gardens help our environment, strengthen community bonds and comfort the soul. In cities like New York City green infrastructure like gardens are critical both to slowing down the climate crisis and building resilience to it.

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Recycling

Recycling is the next step after reducing consumption and reusing what we can. In this article we’ll revisit why recycling is so important, key recycling information, where your recycling goes in Brooklyn, and what happens after.

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Compost

Composting is one of the most important ways we can accomplish a Zero Waste agenda. It is a way of recycling, conserving resources, reducing pollution, and creating a sustainable way of life for you and your family.

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Home Energy

Home Energy use is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. In New York City, two-thirds of our entire carbon footprint is attributable to the use of energy in buildings. Reducing the use of energy in apartments and homes will go far to reduce this burden.

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Food

Food accounts for 10-30% of a household’s carbon footprint. Shifting towards less meat-intensive diets and seeking out locally grown foods can ease the pressures that food choice exerts on climate and boost your local economy.

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Clothing

Clothing and footwear often goes unrecognized as a consequential source of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet in our world of fast fashion and global production networks, thoughtful approaches to buying and maintaining our clothing can impact demand and work to mitigate climate impact.

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