Volunteers from NBC Universal planted dozens of trees on Wednesday as part of a concerted effort to “green their routines.”
They planted trees and perennials, removing leaves, and beautifying the Carver Houses in East Harlem with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP.)
NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker and Lauren Zalaznick, president of “Green is Universal,” presented the NYRP with a grant from the NBC Universal Foundation to kick off the volunteer project.
For more go to NBCNewYork.com.
The first day of Green is Universal and the City of New York’s green screens event was a HUGE hit! Thanks to the thousands of New Yorkers who braved the rainy, cold weather we have collected a total of 153,000 pounds of electronic waste today! You helped make National Recycling Day special for Green is Universal and New York City.
We are still on for tomorrows event, so please, if you weren’t one of the thousands who came out today, make the trip tomorrow to your borough’s location. For more info on times and locations check out our nifty widget below or visit greenisuniversal.com/greenscreens.
By Shelly K. Schwartz, CNBC.com
Courtesy of Taranta
Taranta’s Jose Duarte
owner and head chef of Taranta restaurant in Boston’s historic North
End, who received the City of Boston’s 2008 Green Business Award, has
implemented more than 30 eco-friendly upgrades to his restaurant over
the last two years.
them: an in-house carbonation system that eliminates bottled waste, a
recycling and composting program that reduced the restaurant’s garbage
production to a fraction of what it once was and a diesel delivery
truck that’s been retrofit to run on filtered grease from the kitchen.
President-elect Barack Obama’s team sent out an e-mail earlier this week to people on his campaign’s giant e-mail list, inviting them to send in their own ideas about energy and the environment. They want to harness the change Americans seem to crave on this front, the spirit that may have helped them win a couple of weeks ago. They want to harness us.
In the spirit of Green Week, Conan and some of his staff created their own PSAs with their “green routines”.
Aching to go green but don’t know where to start? Making your home more power-efficient and Earth-friendly has moved beyond obvious upgrades like swapping out incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescents or installing a couple of solar panels. A lot of environmentally friendly home renovations have emerged in the last couple of years, and they’re easier to implement than ever before. Even better, lots of them look sexier, too. Follow the Continue jump below to read about the 10 newest green renovations you could be seeing in your home or your neighbor’s soon, and be sure to check out what other sites in the NBC Universal family are doing for Green Week.
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By Albert Bozzo
When it comes to sustainability, Dell is thinking big–and small. And it’s the big things that are paying off the most.
In August, Dell met its much publicized goal to be carbon neutral ahead of schedule, lending some credibility to its less tangible quest of being the “greenest technology company on the planet.”
Of course, it helps to have an eco-minded chairman, CEO and company founder in the person of Michael Dell.
To read more, go to green.cnbc.com.