The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |


Green Metrocard

If you’ve flown through San Francisco Airport recently, you may have
noticed stands near your gate selling carbon offsets for travelers wary
of their flight’s environmental footprint. Well, the MTA is
contemplating a somewhat similar plan to help finance the greening of
New York’s public transportation systems. According to a proposed plan,
every time you refill your Metrocard, buy a ticket, pay a toll or
what-have-you, the vending machine will ask whether you’d like to
donate money that will be used exclusively to help fund the MTA’s
environmental projects. No word yet on whether said donations will be


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”.

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  • 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 .