Autumn in New York…green (well, golden-red) roof edition

As Ella and Louis will tell you, Autumn in New York is a romantic time for enjoying a warm cup of tea indoors or the golden hues and colors of the outdoors. With some careful planning and design, it's possible to bring those two beautiful worlds together with a green roof. Green roofs (well, more [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|green roofs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Essential Green Podcasts for the Environmentally Conscious

Everyone is jumping on the podcast bandwagon. They're quick and easy entertainment, and they're great for keeping up with the news and learning new things on the go. Urbanstrong knows that you're always looking for recommendations, so we put together a list of podcasts about sustainability and green living. Some of these have already turned [...]

By |June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Urbanstrong’s “Climate Baller of the Month”

In today’s world of popular media, there has been no shortage of coverage on the latest celebrity makeup lines, controversial tweetstorms, and trending YouTube challenges. Yet in the shadows of modern distractions, there have been decades of unsung heroes who have helped protect the well-being of our planet. Environmental leaders, heros, superstars, ballers, call them [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Living walls: the interior design trend that makes you happier, healthier, and, yes, even smarter!

by leeza mckeown & alan burchell living green wall april 10 2017 The hot trend of installing living walls (aka: vertical gardens, green walls, plant walls, or live walls) in our homes, offices, schools and restaurants is sweeping like wildfire across cities the world over, and at the outset, it’s pretty easy to see why: they [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Commercial, Interiors, living walls, Residential, Uncategorized|1 Comment

10 Green Inspirational Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

by briana zagami (@bzagam) & alan burchell instagram The green scene on instagram is certainly something to follow. Instagram users are taking over the gram and sharing their own lifestyle tips on how to live sustainably. From food, travel, beauty and charity, these are some of our favorite accounts that are making a difference in the photographical eco-world. [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

urbanstrong sponsoring NYC/SBA presentation on The WELL Building Standard & The 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design

this friday evening, urbanstrong will be sponsoring and evening of lectures, networking and refreshments. Designing Buildings for Health and Wellness: The WELL Building Standard Jessica Rose Cooper, Executive Director, Project Management and Director of Sustainability, Delos Living LLC and 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design - Improving Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment Jonce Walker, [...]

By |October 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alan of urbanstrong to moderate NYC AgTech Demo Night

this wednesday night, alan burchell of urbanstrong will be moderating AgTech Demo Night, an evening of high tech product demonstrations from the urban farming industry.  alan will MC the demonstrations and host a panel discussion about the current state (and future predictions) of urban farming in the new york city area and beyond. NYC AgTech [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How a Quick Glimpse of Nature Can Make You More Productive

Green roofs are great for the environment. Turns out they're great for tired workers, too. ERIC JAFFE  @e_jaffe  May 5, 2015 http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/05/how-a-quick-glimpse-of-nature-can-make-you-more-productive/392360/ That's the upshot of a new paper from an Australia-based research team set for publication in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. Their work has found that even taking just 40 seconds to focus on a [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

urbanstrong’s alan burchell featured on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” w/ Mark Ruffalo, Ban Ki-moon, and Bernie Sanders.

Last night, MSNBC's "The Ed Show" aired coverage of The People's Climate March in New York City.  Alan Burchell, founder of urbanstrong, is featured throughout the program, alongside actor and climate activist Mark Ruffalo, current Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, and Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont and candidate for the Democratic nomination for President [...]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments