The greening of our green spaces.

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Let’s hear it for the Parks Department–as early as 2008, they could be jumping on the green energy bandwagon! (Though this article points out that 2009 is probably more likely.) If all goes as planned, that’s when a new wind, solar, and tidal energy plant could open on Randall’s Island.

It’s a small step, but a hugely significant one that could eventually lead to a greater reliance on renewable energy here in the city. New York is sometimes considered more “European” than “American,” but let’s face it, we’ve really lagged behind a some of the major European cities on this particular front.

Anyone live in any of NYC’s green apartment buildings? If I had the money, I totally would. It’s unfortunate that being ecologically responsible has to be such a luxury, but hopefully this new hybrid plant on Randall’s Island will be a step toward changing that.

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