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In New York City, there’s a solar-powered billboard in Times Square. Truly. Being as green as it can be.
A recent ABC News article called the effort “a boast and an unintentionally sad reminder of how far the city is from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ambitious plan for a greener city.”
New York is one of our favorite places in the world, but ABC News’s article took the tone of how badly the metropolis wasn’t green, harkening back to Earth Day 2007 when the redoubtable Bloomberg announced PlaNYC “for a greener New York,” impressing a whole lot of people who are more impressed by grandiose ideas than by actual results. Read more