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New Lights Brighten Transit Center and Save Money

As noted here this summer, the City Council approved installation of new high-efficiency LED light fixtures in the New Roc City and Transit Center garages, supported by a loan from the New York State Power Authority. Now installation at the Transit Center is almost complete, and the work at New Roc City is about to … Continue reading New Lights Brighten Transit Center and Save Money

Lincoln Park Community Garden Harvests First Bounty

After a year of planning, learning, recruiting, fundraising, and planting, the Lincoln Park Community Garden is now showing its true colors — beautiful greens, reds, and yellows — from the garden’s first harvest. (Some beautiful photos from the garden’s bounty have been posted online.) The site of the former Lincoln Elementary School has been transformed … Continue reading Lincoln Park Community Garden Harvests First Bounty

Historic District Walk Kicks Off Public Health Initiative

Everyone enjoys a good walk (well, most everyone). It’s not just a matter of improving our own personal health, although that is certainly important; a community in which more people walk will feature less traffic, better air quality, lower medical costs, and maybe even increased commerce. You get the idea. For all these reasons, New … Continue reading Historic District Walk Kicks Off Public Health Initiative

City’s “Green Team” Recommends Good Environmental Practices

New Rochelle’s Sustainability Plan, GreeNR, contains many ambitious goals, some of which are already being actively pursued, including major capital improvements aimed at upgrading the energy efficiency of public buildings. But GreeNR also makes clear that smaller, common sense, day-to-day actions have real value. To this end, our Sustainability Coordinator recently assembled an inter-departmental “Green … Continue reading City’s “Green Team” Recommends Good Environmental Practices

Council Acts On Energy Efficiency Goals

New Rochelle’s Sustainability Plan, GreeNR, sets a goal of reducing municipal energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2020. We’re off to a very good start, with comprehensive energy efficiency upgrades already underway in our two largest municipal buildings. This week, the City Council took another big step forward by approving … Continue reading Council Acts On Energy Efficiency Goals

Sustainability Plan Moves Toward Implementation

In March, the City Council approved New Rochelle’s first-ever Sustainability Plan, GreeNR — a twenty-year blueprint for economic and environmental initiatives intended to improve the vitality and quality of life in New Rochelle, while also saving money. Last week, the City Administration and our Sustainability Coordinator, Deborah Newborn, presented a memorandum detailing an implementation strategy … Continue reading Sustainability Plan Moves Toward Implementation