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Feature Friday: PopUp Forest Times Square

Today, instead of the usual featured film, we invite you to do more than just watch–we invite you to act, thanks to an innovative, thought provoking, and potentially impactful Kickstarter program. PopUp Forest Times Square presents a temporary nature exhibit designed to draw attention to NYC green space, hoping to inspire  conservation efforts. Bonus points for one of the best taglines ever.

“If a forest can make it in Times Square, it can make it anywhere.”

Because if their proposed forest can make it in NYC, maybe it will inspire other acts of urban greening everywhere.

Snowvember Disaster Relief

Snowvember, NY, 2014One month after the initial event (give or take), President Obama has approved federal disaster relief for Northern and Western New York after the severe storm that dumped up to 70 inches of snow and caused more than $49 million in damages.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding during the period of November 17-26, 2014.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding  in the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Orleans, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming.