New York City “the greening of Gotham” by Travel and Leisure

Picking up the November 2007 issue of Travel and Leisure, I enjoyed the article on NYC.  A few tidbits:

– In April, the mayor announced PlaNYC that would cut the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30% .

– Plant on million trees.

– put a park within a 10 minute walk of every inhabitant in the city.

The article rattles off a few stats that caught my attention:

– only 5 percent NY’ers commute into Manhattan by car.

– Average NY’er CO2 output is less than a third of the national average (not sure how this is?)

– a pair of LEED certified hotels are on the way

2 responses to “New York City “the greening of Gotham” by Travel and Leisure

  1. cool.

    re: “Average NY’er CO2 output is less than a third of the national average (not sure how this is?)”

    It makes sense given most people live in apartments ( super low heating requirements ) and don’t drive cars ( they take mass transit ).

    lots of info here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_issues_in_New_York_City

  2. Thanks for sharing these great thoughts. I’m bookmarking this for future reference. Some of these I already do, so the point resonated most strongly with me. Keep feeding the creativity.
    I am currently on holiday so, for this reason, I’ve nothing better to do than surf the web for travel ideas, lie around and update my blog. Well, more or less anyway
    Doug C

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