America’s Biggest Landfill To Become New York’s Largest Solar Project

Largest landfill reinvented to provide solar energy to the citizens of New York City.

What was once the largest landfill on the planet is being reinvented to provide solar energy to the citizens of New York City — enough to power 2,000 homes.

Mayor Bloomberg announced last week the city’s plans to convert roughly 47 acres of land at the Freshkills Park on Staten Island into a 10-MW solar installation, five times bigger than any other system in the city and boosting the city’s renewable energy by 50 percent, according to officials.

Alongside the solar installation and planned wind turbines, parks and green spaces spanning 2,200 acres are being developed.

 In the mid-2000’s two dozen city agencies began undertaking work to make the city greener, from cleaning up brownfield sites to requiring “green” buildings to expanding sustainable transportation to boosting renewable energy.

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

One response to “America’s Biggest Landfill To Become New York’s Largest Solar Project”

  1. SAVES club says :

    Great article! Thanks for sharing!

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