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A Brief History of New York City Recycling

Beginning in 1881, when the New York City Department of Street Cleaning was created in response to the public uproar over litter-lined streets and disorganized garbage collection and spanning over a century, explore the history of recycling in New York City.

Did You Know

  • In the United States, buildings account for 36% of total energy use and 65% of electricity consumption; 30% of greenhouse gas emissions; 30% of raw material use; 30% of waste output and 12% of water consumption.

Upcoming Events

  • Earth Hour 2018- Be a Green Leader!
  • For the tenth year in a row,  we are gearing up to kick off Weill Cornell Medicine's year-long energy savings plan, and need your help to make it happen.

    Join us as a Green Leader and enroll coworkers in your area for both the WCM Unpower Hour 2018 on Thursday, March 22 Earth Hour 2018 on Saturday, March 24
    Earth Hour is an initiative by WWF to create awareness about climate change and the power of individuals to create a tangible positive impact on the planet. Every year, millions of people around the world take part in this annual symbolic lights out event on a Saturday night, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time. Weill Cornell Medicine is joining this event for the tenth consecutive year with its work-day version of Earth Hour on Thursday, March 22 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM . 
    As a Green Leader, you can help us by signing up colleagues in your area before the events. We'll give you free gifts to hand out and a green shopping bag full of eco-friendly goodies.
    Help us break records in attendance again and raise awareness for a sustainable approach at work, school, and home!