Green Tips

Mission

Promote sustainability of the Upper West Side by engaging residents in education, advocacy, and direct efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the community.

Take a look at the Mayor's website which has tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint.
Clean New York (www.clean-ny.org) is an education and advocacy group that works to get toxic chemicals out of daily lives. Clean New York is committed to protecting children from products that may contain toxic chemicals linked to reproductive problems, developmental and learning disabilities, hormone problems and cancer.



Click on the links below to learn more about each event and RSVP.

  •          Wednesday, March 12th 4:00 – 6:00pm. Upgrade Your Building this Spring to Save Money Next Winter, co-sponsored by Sustainable South Bronx, Councilwoman Annabel Palma, and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda.
  •          Tuesday, March 18th, 7:00-9:00pm: Intro to Green for Co-ops and Condos, sponsored by Solar One and the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums (CNYC).
  •          Thursday, March 27th, 6:30-8:00pm: House Doctor Series on Cleaner Heating Systems, sponsored by Landmark West!
  •          Saturday, March 29th, 2:00-4:30pm: Safer Air, Lower Energy Bills, Cleaner Heat! This event will include two workshops and an opportunity to network with financing providers and ULS 2 Specialists.
  •          Save the Date! Wednesday April 2nd 1-2:30pm. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, UNHP, and FBHC. Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation: 2751 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10468
  •          Save the Date! Thursday April 17th 6:30-8:00pm. Co-sponsored by the Department of Housing Preservation (HPD). Maestro's: 1703 Bronxdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

Any building decision maker could benefit from attending these events, but the Upper West Side events may be more useful for co-op and condo board members. Co-op and condo tenants are also welcome to attend the March 29th event.


NYCWasteLe$$ Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! 


Easy Green Tips
 
 • Unplug home electronics when not in use
 • Minimize use of hot water
 • Use public transportation whenever possible
 • Buy and use energy efficient home appliances
 • Use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
 • Assess your building for energy efficiency
 • Buy energy from alternative energy providers
 • Buy and eat locally grown foods
Useful Green Tips

A Convenient Truth. Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil Project

Yes You Can: Con Edison's new "Green" Web site has "How-To" Tips

Slideshow presentation on Plastic Bags and their adverse effect on the environment. 

Presentation on Learning to Be Green on the UWS

The Green Footprint Presentation 

Efficient Green Light Bulb Comparison

 

Green Agencies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
NYS Energy, Research and Development Authority
U.S. Green Building Council   
NYC PlaNYC 2030

Carbon Footprint
www.newsday.com/features/lifestyle/green
www.carbonfootprint.com
www.theclimateproject.org
www.realclimate.org
http://unfccc.int/2860.php 

Alternative Engergy
www.conedsolutions.com
www.powernaturally.org
www.poweryourway.com/greenpower.asp
www.terrapass.com
www.carbonfund.org
www.quixotic-systems.com
www.ducegreen.com
http://altpower.org

Green Buildings and Homes
www.epa.gov
www.nyserda.org
www.hcc-nyc.org
Home Energy Efficiency 

Water Conservation

Solid Waste Management and Recycling
www.nyc.gov/wasteless/schools
www.nyccompost.org
www.bignyc.org/electronicsrecycling
www.lesecologycenter.org
www.catalogchoice.org

Local Food and Organics
www.cenyc.org/greenmarket

Consumer Products
Appliances
www.getenergysmart.org
www.energystar.gov
light bulbs 
www.beaconpaint.com

Cleaning Supplies
www.greenandcleanmom.blogspot.com
www.greenmomfinds.com
www.decgreen.com

Transportation Alternatives
www.commuterchoice.com
 www.afsz.org 

Books & Articles
Negawatts for Buildings
Report of the High Performance Building Initiative
Green Tax Credit Information

Local Organizations

www.wellnessintheschools.org
www.greenschoolsalliance.org
www.usgbcny.org
www.nylcvef.org
www.nycag.org
www.neighborhoodenergynetwork.org
www.funquakers.org
www.comicbookradioshow.com/eco-logic.html
www.byondoilnyc.org
www.newyork.sierraclub.org/nyc/
www.nycfriendsofclearwater.org
www.uppergreenside.org