Entries Tagged as 'green energy'

Meditation: An Egret and the Gulf Oil Spill

June 9th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Be a Mindful Activist, Beyond Gotham

To whom does the Earth belong? If you have any doubt about it, spend time at a wildlife refuge. Even 15 minutes, let alone a couple of hours, at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey tell the answer: The Earth belongs to all creatures, not just man. Hundreds of sandpipers gather […]

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Talking: Architecture and Spirituality

February 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Be a Mindful Activist, Beyond Gotham

To Sara Sweeney, bricks, concrete, and glass are expressions of our soul. Each building, in the architect’s view, is a statement of us, our relationship to each other, and our connection, or disconnection, with the Earth. A registered architect, Sweeney has had a 19-year career reflecting her passion and commitment to sustainable design, green building […]

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Earth Day in New York: 1970 and 2009

April 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments · Explore New York

John Lindsay was mayor of New York. It was the spring of 1970, when the United States was bogged down in a far-off land in the Vietnam War and divided at home, labor strikes roiled the country, and the Beatles officially broke up. On April 22, 1970, 39 years ago, a spirit of passion, anger, […]

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A President Of the City and For the City

November 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Beyond Gotham

On the balmy night of Nov. 4, a jubilant crowd gathered at New York’s Times Square, arms uplifted, flags waving, many shouting “Obama! Obama!” They poured into the crossroads of the world to celebrate the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. How fitting that such an outpouring for Obama’s victory happened […]

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