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Green Apple: NYC Celebrates Earth Day

There are plenty of events being organized throughout the city in celebration of Earth Day, including nature walks, lectures, crafts, and concerts. For a full list of activities, go to the New York City Park's Department website,

If you're thinking about easy ways to be green, here are some simple ideas that can actually save you money and help save the environment. suggests the following:
  1. Recycle according to your building's guidelines.
  2. Unplug "ghost appliances such as VCR or a coffee maker when you're not using them.
  3. Believe it or not, left plugged, these appliances take up energy. You'll actually save on your electric bill. And when buying appliances, look for the "Energy Star" label.
    Most notably, Con Ed offers green power to find out more, go to: They are offering a $25 rebate to sign up with this eco-friendly alternative.
  4. And finally, take mass transit whenever possible.
For the ultra "green" enthusiastic, has a downloadable map with information about organic dining, where to buy recycled or organic items such as linens and transportation choices around New York.

For instance, it mentions OZOcar which calls itself NYC's 1st eco-friendly car service with hybrid cars. (877-OZO-5966) or ...when mass transit isn't possible.

For home renovations, go to, where you can purchase green building materials such as paint, countertops, flooring, cleaning supplies, etc.

The has useful, practical everyday living information.

More green tips from : greeNYC

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The Visionaire - Green Luxury Condos
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NYC's First Green School in BPC
The Lucida Upper East Side's First Green Condo

If you're thinking about living in a new green luxury condo click my new developments page submit the buyer form and write "green" in the comment section. I will send you current email listings of green condos that match your buying criteria.


  1. Mitchell,
    Great Earth Day and Everyday reminders to help save our planet.

    Great to see so many people coming aboard and being responsible.

  2. Hi Gena,
    Even the little things can make a difference. Thanks for your comment.


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