Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.

Courtesy Creatas Images/Thinkstock San Francisco leads the way among the top climate-ready cities in the United States. 10. Chicago Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has inspired this grand city to pull out of its once-Rust Belt manufacturing past and into one of the most livable big cities in the United States. Because of his good deeds, […]

Science Barge

Photo by Gwen Hill The hydroponic system on the Science Barge keeps vegetables healthy and strong. The small spinach, totsoi, kale, chard, parsley, basil and dill plants growing in the Science Barge greenhouse look sturdy and bright. It’s hard to imagine that 50 pounds of produce had been harvested and donated to a Yonkers, N.Y. food pantry in early […]

Plan Revamps NYC Food Systems

Courtesy Hemera/Thinkstock New York City’s FoodWorks plan aims to transform the city’s food systems to make local food more accessible and sustainable. “New York state is home to over 36,000 farms and 7 million acres of farmland.  We rank second in apple production—growing more than enough to meet our local demand. Yet we still import […]

NYC Community Gardens Hit the Map

Courtesy At, New Yorkers can search for community gardens based on specific criteria they’re looking for. Searching for a community garden in SoHo with a composting program, fruit trees and a partnership with local schools? There’s a map for that. A brand-new online map,, launched in December 2010, to allow users to […]