Rob CrauderueffSnapshot

The CLOTH GEM

Affordable and supportive housing organizations in New York City have an unprecedented opportunity to save money by greening their existing buildings. This is big news for a sector that — as a matter of mission and regulation — cannot increase rents to keep up with rising utility and fuel costs.

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Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Energy Democracy Rising

By happy coincidence two conferences early this year might be omens of a social movement that will be animated by discovering a shared problem: New York's unaffordable housing crisis, driven in part by the expensive, polluting ways we heat, cool and light the homes of low-income residents.

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In the Media

Get Smart

Innovations In Green Finance When it was clear in 2010 that our Grandma-Era power grid could not deliver the flexible, robust and climate-friendly electricity the 21st century needs, the Sallan Foundation organized the Smart Grid for Smart Cities conference. In 2016, we think its message has kept its voltage.

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Subway Reading

Opinions Are Not Facts

When it comes to climate denial, 'there is a chasm between what is said and what is done'

2nd Ave. Subway Opening Delay

Rapid Molasses transit

Obama To Talk Climate At Convention

Expect the President to flag climate action as part of his legacy in his speech at the Democratic Convention

Worldwide

Vienna: Emissions Deal Near

200 international negotiators close to agreement on phase-out of climate killing hydrofluorocarbons (HFC's)

End Of A Journey, Dawn Of A New Era

UK: New Leader May Be A Fracker

Prime Minister May reported likely to promote UK fracking

In The Carbon Age

Beat The Heat Advisory

Making Great Public Spaces...

...and why they matter for urban public values

Help Wanted: 'Opening the Edge' Fellowships

Deadline July 28 The Design Trust for Public Space, partnering with NYCHA, will award four fellowships in community organizing, landscape architecture, active design, and lighting design for Opening the Edge: Reimagining Green Space at Wald Houses

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Ensuring Urban Resilience, Come Hell Or High Water
22 Sep
The Sallan Foundation, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law/Columbia Law School and the Columbia University Earth Institute are pleased to be convening this Climate Week 2016 Official Event — New York City must become a climate-resilient city — be there
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USGBC Finger Lakes HABs Seminar
10 Aug
Find out what harmful algal blooms are at the 3rd Annual Finger Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms Seminar and the public health concern
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Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air‑Conditioned City
11 Aug
What makes you hot about the air-conditioned city?
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LIVINGPROOF: The Bullitt Center, Three Years Later
13 Sep
Open since 2013 and certified as a Living Building in 2015, Seattle's Bullitt Center proves self-sustaining, net positive buildings are a realistic option that are financially achievable, comfortable for tenants + beautiful additions to the community
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