Archive for October, 2013

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‘Individuals and organizations from around the world who have confronted environmental emergencies ranging from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and Hurricane Sandy, to forest fires and climate change, were honoured on 2 September 2013 as recipients of the third Green Star Awards.’ The City of New York was among those honored for their recycling efforts in the months following last years super storm. As mentioned in an earlier post, the city coordinated a broad line up of public and private groups for the task. The salvage work at the Rockaway and Coney Island Boardwalk woods, which Sawkill helped to plan, was central to the city’s entry for the award. Green Star was started by former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev as a way to create a “Red Cross for the environment”.