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New York’s Top 7 Activities For Going ‘Green’

New York City might be a concrete jungle, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of opportunities to give back and go green. Here are seven organizations and activities to help the environment and encourage sustainable practices.

CBS New York–04/20/2012

FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Recycle Your Christmas Tree During NYC’s Annual MulchFest

Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to take down the Christmas tree, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw it in the trash.

01/07/2012

Newspapers destined for recycling (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Internet Fuels Drop In Recycling On Long Island

In the last ten years, the recycling rate has has gone from 29 percent to 24 percent on Long Island.

04/20/2011

UConn Main Campus Now On Single-Stream Recycling

The days of sorting metal, plastic and other recycling items into separate bins are over on the University of Connecticut’s flagship campus.

11/20/2010

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Eye On New York: Recycling New Yorkers’ Clothing

In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2’s Don Dahler speaks with the founder and CEO of Wearable Collections, Adam Baruchowitz, about recycling New York City’s old clothing.

11/14/2010

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Recycling Advocates: Expanded Bottle Bill A Success

State and national recycling advocates are hailing the first year of New York’s expanded bottle deposit law as a success.

11/03/2010

A re-fashioned surboard signed by Jim Witkowski - Photo: Casimier Surfboards

Stories From Main Street – Belmar, NJ

It’s a story of turning of turning wipeouts into liquid assets, and helping the environment at the same time.

09/27/2010

Recycled Plastic Bottles - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Will Westchester Co. Expand Recycling Program?

Westchester residents may soon recycle more than soda bottles.

09/13/2010

Recycled Plastic Bottles - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Unclaimed Bottle Deposits No Budget Booster For Conn.

Unclaimed water bottle deposits are not turning out to be the bonanza for which Connecticut state officials had hoped.

08/24/2010

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