Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Cutting Carbon Is The New Black

"You had me at hello", the famous line Renee Zelwegger used on Tom Cruise in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, echoed the day I met Yeohlee Teng at her fashion-forward NYC shop, when she volunteered that local production of her clothes helped to "shrink her carbon footprint. She had me at "shrink".

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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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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

Weekend Activity: Visit The Zoo

Reinforce your climate commitments at a zoo or aquarium, it can raise your awareness of the importance of conservation

MA: Funding Medical Resilience

Critical care facilities can receive $14 M in grants from Massachusetts for microgrids and other resiliency-raising equipment

9.22: Urban Resilience - Come Hell Or High Water

Worldwide

Urban Mining For Precious Metals

Portable micro-factories could extract precious metals from urban e-waste "mines"

China: Do No Small Solar Thing

Imagine a Chinese solar power project so vast that it would cover 7,000 city blocks

Climate Changing For Investor Capital

Blackrock, a global investment firm, gives 4 reasons for why the US + China should ive up to their Paris Agreement climate commitments

In The Carbon Age

2 For The Price Of 1

An international agreement to eliminate HFC's, a chemical widely used in air-conditioning + foam insulation, would help slow climate change while healing the ozone hole

Uncertainty Is The New Urban Normal

Get a bike + deal with it

Community Microgrid Power

What are community microgrids and why would New York neighborhoods need them?

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