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2014-01-31 16:21:44

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg LP and philanthropist, has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. In this role, Michael R. Bloomberg will assist the Secretary-General in his efforts to mobilize action among cities as part of a strategy to combat climate change. As Special Envoy, Michael R. Bloomberg will work with...

2013-06-13 23:15:49

AGRION, the global business network for energy, cleantech and sustainability, will work in conjunction with major financial institutions and energy contractors to help meet Mayor Bloomberg´s green buildings and energy efficiency goals for New York City in an effort to improve air quality and sustainability. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Around this time last year, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the spending of over $100 million on financing the adoption of cleaner fuels to...

2011-05-09 15:57:00

-- PlaNYC 2.0: A Talk with David Bragdon, May 24, 2011 -- NEW YORK, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the release of PlaNYC 2.0, an update to the Bloomberg administration's plan for guiding sustainable growth in New York City, MAS is pleased to present a FREE conversation with David Bragdon, director of the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability on Tuesday, May 24. Director Bragdon will highlight what's new in the plan and then, in a conversation with MAS...

2010-04-19 05:00:00

Case study on PlaNYC serves as a roadmap to help other cities achieve greater sustainability by replicating New York's innovative planning process and adopting its 10 keys to success NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new case study released today provides an unprecedented in-depth look at how the City of New York developed its renowned sustainability plan, PlaNYC, and how this planning process laid the groundwork for New York's emergence as a leading sustainable city....

2008-12-02 15:13:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The NYC & Company Foundation, which produces arts marketing programs that promote New York City's non-profit cultural organizations, this evening held its 8th annual Leadership in Tourism Award Dinner at the newly reopened Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. This year's event, hosted by NBC TODAY anchor Hoda Kotb, honored former deputy mayor of economic development for the City of New York and president of Bloomberg, Daniel L. Doctoroff, and Chairman...

2008-09-22 09:00:49

Accent Energy, an energy services company, has introduced its CleanClimate electricity offering in line with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC energy initiative. Accent has purchased renewable energy certificates to offset its customers' current and future electricity consumption and did not pass this added cost on to the customer. In addition to its base electricity, Accent's CleanClimate offering also includes the option to purchase green power in the New York Con Edison market....

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2008-08-13 00:05:00

The mayor of New York City announced plans on Tuesday to launch a study of potential dangers imposed on the city due to climate change. Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the announcement just 506 days before his second and final term ends in hopes of leaving a legacy of devising long-term plans for the city's wellbeing. "There are costs to adapting to climate change ... By planning now, we can reduce our exposure to weather-related events," Bloomberg said. The process will start with an...

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2008-07-08 10:05:00

According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City plans to spend $2.3 billion to cut greenhouse emissions from city operations, and buildings by 30 percent in the next 30 years. The city plans to eliminate 1.68 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from 2006 reported levels by 2017. The city will improve heating and cooling systems, fix methane leaks at water treatment plants and use the methane to run electric generators in order to meet the goal. "The city is doing its part, I hope the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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