The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |

The last decade has seen a spectacular increase in environmental awareness. Optimism abounds with an administration in power sympathetic to grass roots green activism, the kind of local consciousness that’s springing up all over New York. From urban farming to green tech, this city is on the verge of becoming an eco leader among American cities, and here are 21 reasons why…

Best Green Operation That Sort of Uses the Whole “Terrorist Cell” Model

Best Ghetto Populist Firebrand Eco-Reformer

Best Thing Ever (Just About)

Best Green Office Building That May Someday Develop Sentience

Best Way to Get Little Kids Not to Step on Worms

Best Freakishly Green Bakery

Best Green Restaurant You Could Take Your Rich Aunt to

Best Green Restaurant You Could Take Your Haute Cuisine Food Snob to

The Best Way to Get Here From Waterworld

Best Green Salvage Construction Store

Best Way to Maybe Make the Subways Green

Best Place to Get Your Groceries in Greenpoint

Best Contest That May or May Not Lead to Inter-Neighborhood Sabotage

Best Direct Action Environmental Organization That’s Old Enough to Buy Booze

Best Independent Eco General Store

Best Environmental Objective Lesson for Children of the Rich and Famous

Best Use of God’s Old House (‘Cause He’s Long Gone…)

Best Urban Farm Where a Farm is Needed

Best (or at Least Most Noble) Attempt to Restore Public Transportation to a Neighborhood

Best (only) Farm Museum in New York

Best Green Wiki

4 Comment

  • I work for Green Spaces in Brooklyn ( ). We put on the Green Business Competition ( ) mentioned with Gotham Greens, a client of ours, in the “Best use of God’s Old House”.

    Check the links!

  • Nice article I interned for an eco-friendly auction/swap site . We participated in the Go Green Expo in April (in the Hilton Hotel ) , wish our website would have been nominated .

  • Time’s Up rocks! I personally volunteer with this group and it’s amazing how much they get done with only volunteers and a very small budget. You can truly see the positive changes all over the city. Time’s Up definitely deserves this award after all of it’s long hard work and it’s nice to see they are finally being recognized. Thank you Time’s Up for making my New York City a more environmentally friendly place.

  • Check out my blog , I’m a teen trying to help the world and inform myself and others of the importance that being green can do .
    I think it’s awesome that people are trying to do the right thing in the green scene .