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De Blasio Names Long-Sought Sustainability Director

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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Mayor will restructure two environmental agencies, and put former Columbia University administrator in charge of sustainability.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Still Searching for Sustainability Chief

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More than 10 months into the new mayor's term, just three city offices remain without permanent leaders. One would be in charge of updating PlaNYC by next spring.

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WNYC News

If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New York City has almost finished planting a million trees. Now the question is, how many will survive?

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Transportation Nation

Duane Reade Moves To Electrify Some of its Fleet

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

(photo by Edgar Zuniga Jr. via flickr)

(New York, NY - WNYC) Duane Reade, the largest drug store chain in New York City, says it will electrify a quarter of its truck fleet .

The company claims converting 14 of its 60 trucks to electricity will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by about 20 percent.

(Which they say is, in technical parlance, "the nitrous oxide equivalent of 1,000 tailpipes removed.")

Environmental group Mission Electric is working with Duane Reade to let the public vote on the first seven stores to get the green trucks. The company will be rolling out the voting Wednesday at an event held in conjunction with Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.  Office director David Bragdon said "Duane Reade’s investment in electric vehicles will help meet our ambitious PlaNYC goal of reducing NYC's green house gas emissions."

Duane Reade says the move will reduce air pollution, noise, and congestion. One added benefit -- especially welcome to sleep-deprived New Yorkers: "Because the new trucks do not require combustion, their operation is almost silent, reducing noise levels from overnight deliveries."

 

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Eyes Wetlands As Part Of Long Term Strategy

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Bloomberg administration is moving forward with a plan to protect and restore its existing wetlands.

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WNYC News

The City Wants To Help You Take A Load Off

Sunday, November 06, 2011

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New York is known as the city that never sleeps — but what about when you need to stop and rest or simply enjoy the view?

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WNYC News

City Launches Website to Turn Ideas Into Action

Thursday, July 07, 2011

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The city announced the launch of a website aimed at collecting ideas for improving the city and connecting New Yorkers with their communities on Thursday.

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It's A Free Country ®

Making NYC Sustainable: What's Next?

Friday, April 22, 2011

The irony is that we have congestion pricing in New York City, in that we pay, according to a study by the Partnership for New York, $13 billion a year in terms of time wasted in traffic, in terms of delayed delivery of goods, the fuel we just spend idling...But the joke is on us, because that $13 billion is not being used to improve the transit system, or for better infrastructure; it's going up in smoke.

David Bragdon, director of New York City's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

PlaNYC 2.0

Friday, April 22, 2011

WNYC News

Long Range Plan for Gotham's Sewers' Perpetual Overflows

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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The city is setting its sights on reducing sewer overflows by 40 percent over the next 20 years.

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Talk to Me

Talk To Me: PlaNYC's Sustainability Plan

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

PlaNYC, New York's ambitious sustainability plan for the next two decades, turned two years old on Earth Day 2009. To commemorate, former Deputy Mayor and PlaNYC mastermind Daniel Doctoroff took part in a panel discussion about urban planning at the Museum of the City of New York.

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