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The Green Container Program Gets A Fresh New Start

During last semester Envirolutions had a slew of ideas on how to make Pratt an even more eco-friendly campus. The Envirolutions team saw the strength in The Green Container Program and decided to put it into action starting orientation week … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2014 in New York City

  Earth Day is an annual event held on April 28th which was first started in 1970. Earth Day is a day to demonstrate and support environmental protection, and it is currently recognized by over 198 countries. Cities ,such as … Continue reading

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Urban Farming Continues to Expand

  Green roofs continue to grow as various companies are taking off to expand roof top farming to all boroughs of New York City. Last week we touched base on a company known as New York Green Roofs which installed … Continue reading

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New York City Welcomes Roof Top Gardens

  Urban sustainability has been on the rise here in New York City. Many preexisting buildings have been undergoing various changes to become more eco-friendly and energy efficient. Some buildings have even taken a new unique step towards sustainability by … Continue reading

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Composting Has Come to NYC

As of October 7th Windsor Terrace became the first neighborhood in Brooklyn to take part in a new composting program run by the city’s Department of Sanitation. The goal of this program is to collect waste products such as food … Continue reading

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Club Day Recap

Club day came and went and we saw a lot of new faces and interest in the club. That may have something to do with the baked goods we were handing out, but regardless we are ecstatic that so many … Continue reading

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Copenhagen’s Fixation with Bikes: The Inside Advantage

This semester, our last president, Tonya Kennedy, as well as some of our other members of Envirolutions are studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the first things she was eager to notify us about was the abundance of bicycles: … Continue reading

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RISD: Giving a “Second Life” to Recyclable Materials

By Rebecca Wong Check out RISD’s Second Life Center, a sustainable center for donating reusable materials where RISD’s students are able to recycle unwanted materials that have been purchased for prior projects and in return, retrieve any material that suits their … Continue reading

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Giant Pile of Trash in the Ocean?: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

As a kid, you may have wondered what happens to all of the trash that gets pulled out into the ocean. You may have been told it floats around space, or maybe that it just sinks to the bottom of … Continue reading

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pictures of the new recycling bins!

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