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February 15, 2023

Bed-Stuy’s Tree Lady, Hattie Carthan

Did you know that trees can be designated as city landmarks? Only two have ever received landmark status, and of the two, only one is still in existence: Bed-Stuy’s Magnolia […]

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November 2, 2022

Environmental Bond Act Passes in New York on Election Day

Should New York issue $4.2 billion in new bonds to pay for projects related to greenhouse gas emissions, flood risk, clean water, land conservation, and other climate-related matters? That is […]

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September 21, 2022

Puerto Rico Needs Support After Hurricane Fiona

It’s been a relatively quiet hurricane season in the Atlantic so far this year, but Mother Nature walloped Puerto Rico with a Category 1 hurricane that caused island-wide blackouts on […]

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August 24, 2022

States Are Using Green Amendments for Climate Protection

At the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal Environmental Protection Agency did not have the authority to mandate emissions from power plants in West Virginia […]

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February 24, 2022

Black Contributions to Sustainable Agriculture Have a Long History

As we come to the end of another Black History Month in the US and Canada, it’s a great time to reflect on the enormous contributions that people of African […]

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February 10, 2022

North America’s First Free Black Settlement

February is Black History Month in the US and Canada, and one historical fact that was brought to our attention by FABNYC and the Village Preservation Society is that the […]

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February 10, 2022

Five Black Environmentalists to Celebrate

The environmental movement, much like the feminist movement, has a tendency to whitewash the contributions of people of color and Black people in particular. The words “climate activist” probably brings […]

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September 28, 2021

Celebrating Hispanic/Latino/Latinx STEM Heroes for National Hispanic Heritage Month

In the US, the monthlong period from September 15-October 15 is designated as National Hispanic Heritage Month, a great time to pay tribute to the Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Colombian-American, Argentinian-American, […]

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June 8, 2021

Solar One Announces Retirement of Executive Director

Press Release Founding Executive Director, Christopher J. Collins will retire December 2021 after 17 years leading the organization. The organizational leadership team, the Board of Directors, and all staff are […]

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June 3, 2021

After 60+ Years, Cities Are Reconsidering Urban Highways

In the years after World War II, car ownership boomed in the United States, and so did the development of urban freeways. In many cases, making it easy for people […]

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