Reduce your environmental footprint one strategy at a time.

How to Recycle Anything

Thanks to 3Rblog for this.
If you are like me and can’t remember which plastics go where, Real Simple published an easy-to- read guide about how to recycle everything.  
Many of these links are national and concern specific products.
If you live in NYC, check the Don’t Throw It Away page from the Department of Sanitation.
For books, [...]

Green fashion

Of all the strategies we’ll post about this year, this is the one I probably know the least about…but here goes:
Fashion can reasonably be described as planned obsolescence – Each season’s new styles require new upgrades and disposal of the old unfashionable stuff.
However, there are a few things we can do to green our fashion [...]


Established in 1999, Ellen Honigstock Architect PC is a full-service architecture and energy auditing firm based in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Our solutions are environmentally conscious and the criteria we use are based on national standards developed to bring long-term saving, efficiency and well-being to our clients. Over 35 years combined experience building in New York City gives us an edge in meeting tough schedules and navigating the city's complicated requirements.

About Ellen:

As the Residential Green Building Advocate for the Urban Green Council since 2007, Ellen has been promoting sustainability in the residential marketplace in NYC.

In the position of Chair of the Homes Subcommittee the NYC Greening the Codes Task Force, Ellen has been heavily involved in recommending new green policy in NYC as related to updating building codes, rules and regulations.

Ellen teaches Building Science, Building Envelope, Water Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, Quantifying Energy and Green Building Plans at the 1,000 Green Supers program for The SEIU Local 32 BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund.

Registered Architect, NY, NJ, CT
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Multi-Family Building Analyst

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