NYC Metronome clock now displays deadline for irreversible global warming

September 23, 2020 by  
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The New York City Metronome digital clock in Manhattan has been reprogrammed to show the critical window within which global warming must be stopped. The display, called The Climate Clock, now indicates that the world has to stop global warming in about 7 years — otherwise, the impacts would be irreversible. The artists behind the project say that they have based their timing on calculations by the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin. The Metronome was reprogrammed on Saturday and started ticking second by second, creating a sense of urgency in addressing global warming . For the past 20 years, the Metronome clock that faces Union Square in Manhattan has been one of the city’s prominent artistic projects. Due to its influence on the city, the minds behind the project thought it would be the ideal way of sharing the critical message of global warming. Related: Scientists announce the Doomsday Clock is within 100 seconds to midnight The two artists behind the project, Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd, said that the clock is a perfect technological tool to call people to action. “ Climate change is already here. This clock is not an alarm clock saying, in 7 years it will ring and we need to wake up! It’s more like a stopwatch already running that we have to keep pace with,” Golan explained. “We need to take action today, tomorrow, and the day after that. Let’s get moving. Every second counts. We need to act in time.” Before the countdown was projected, the building displayed messages such as, “The Earth has a deadline.” At the launch of the clock, the numbers 7:103:15:40:07 were displayed, indicating that the time remaining is 7 years, 103 days, 15 hours, 40 minutes and 7 seconds. “The clock is a way to speak science to power,” Boyd said. “The clock is telling us we must reduce our emissions as much as we can as fast as we can. The technology is there. We can do this — and in the process, create a healthier, more just world for all of us.” The Climate Clock will be displayed on the Metronome through September 27, which is the last day of Climate Week. However, the two artists hope the same message can be displayed permanently. + The Climate Clock Via The New York Times Image via The Climate Clock

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Nearly 10,000 plants grow on NYCs largest public indoor green wall

September 26, 2017 by  
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A tropical oasis has blossomed inside Manhattan’s concrete jungle. Greenery NYC recently unveiled the city’s largest public living green wall in Korean beauty brand Innisfree’s flagship store in Union Square earlier this month. Lush, textured, and evergreen, the beautiful 1,820-square-foot wall grows nearly 10,000 plants with eleven different tropical varieties that can be enjoyed year-round. Korean beauty brand Innisfree prides itself on its use of natural materials and is no stranger to the use of green walls in their shops. The living wall at this new Union Square location, however, is at a much larger scale than the company typically handles. Measuring 76 feet in length and 24 feet in height, this lush living wall of plants fills up an entire wall and is equipped with a custom-designed irrigation system that minimizes water use and maintenance. Related: The world’s tallest vertical garden lives and breathes in Sydney “Construction is already a difficult process with many moving parts, but when you factor in almost 10,000 living organisms that each need individual care to stay alive during the build out, it almost feels like you’re trying to juggle while walking a tight rope,” said Adam Besheer, Director of Operations at Greenery NYC. “Seeing the finished product is an incredible reward though—we’re excited to work with a company that shares our values, and for the chance to once again introduce the enormous beauty of natural plant life in the city.” Greenery NYC, which creates plant-filled multi-sensory sanctuaries in the city, has also created similar lush green walls and projects for high-profile clients such as Etsy , The Brooklyn Nets, and TED Talks. + Greenery NYC

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Help This Awesome Woman Hand Out Warm Socks to NYC’s Homeless

February 6, 2014 by  
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If you feel like this winter has been a cold one, imagine going through it with no socks . That thought is what spurred New Yorker Saije Bashaw to spend her free time handing out warm socks (purchased with her own money) to homeless people around the city. Bashaw is hoping to step up her sock game even more with a GoFundMe campaign. Read on to see how you can support her efforts! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: homeless socks , nyc homeless new Yorkers , nyc homelessness , Penn Station , Saije Bashaw , saije bashaw sock campaign , socks for homeless , socks for NYC homeless , Union Square        

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Populous-Designed Fisht Olympic Stadium to Host Sochi Opening Ceremony Tomorrow

February 6, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Populous-Designed Fisht Olympic Stadium to Host Sochi Opening Ceremony Tomorrow Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Winter Olympic Games , Burro Happold , Faberge , Fisht Olympic Stadium , ioc , opening ceremony , populous , Putin , russia , Sochi , Vector Foiltec        

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Winners Announced for National Mall Design Contest in Washington, DC

May 4, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Winners Announced for National Mall Design Contest in Washington, DC Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Constitution Gardens , davis brody bond , District of Columbia , green design , Gustafson Guthrie Nichol , Landscape Architecture , landscape design , National Mall , national mall design winners , OLIN , OLIN & Weiss/Manfredi , Peter Walker and Partners , rogers marvel architects , Union Square , Washington Monument , Weiss/Manfredi

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Hollow: Visiondivision’s green competition entry for Sukkah City

October 1, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Organic pavilion creates green atmosphere for social interaction. Designed as a competition entry for “Sukkah City”, the “Hollow” by visiondivision is a structure that consists of an organic pavilion that changes the conditions for social interaction and behavior, using compression to hold the structure together.

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John Friend: A Business-Yogi & Brand Guru

September 19, 2010 by  
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Me and the clean-cut Anusara master, John Friend. It was just another ordinary day, chatting with John Friend , Anusara yoga founder, over tea and lemonade at a café in Union Square, NYC…OK, not really. It was the kind of afternoon a yoga studio owner, practitioner and instructor like me only dreams of

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Place of the Month

November 1, 2009 by  
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Union Square Greenmarket If you’ve ever been to a local outdoor market, you know why it’s something to talk about. Farmers bring their very best product and knowledge to the table, while wandering shoppers weave through music, visual art and new wisdom brought to them by the rest of their community. You not only can sample cheeses and jam, but you can ask questions about how cattle were treated or strike up a conversation with a honey selling honey.

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