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Announcing Greening the Apple, EPA’s New York City Blog

2011 June 17

AppleBy Sophia Kelley

For the past several months (which at times have seemed like the longest months ever) a few of us in New York have been working furiously on a revolutionary idea – a blog! OK, so maybe it’s not so revolutionary, but we are thrilled to be able to announce the newest member of EPA’s blog family, Greening the Apple. As a writer with a background in journalism, I’m looking forward to participating in the less formal and more direct type of communication that blogging allows.

Our goal for this new endeavor is to increase communication, participation and engagement with everyone interested in environmental and public health issues around NYC. I’m hoping that this new forum will allow us to enter into dynamic conversations with the public, representatives of nonprofit organizations, and state and local government employees. The posts will cover topics related to urban environmental issues such as strategies for sustainable city living, healthy outdoor activities and urban escapes.

It is an often overlooked fact that behind the rules, regulations, and bureaucracy, government agencies are made up of people – real people. Greening the Apple serves to highlight the variety of interests and personalities that are represented by our diverse staff in the New York area. The blog is also a forum for new voices and perspectives to speak out regarding environmental and public health issues in and around the New York metro area. We aim to become a valuable resource for New Yorkers, commuters, tourists and anyone else interested in urban environmental issues that face cities like New York. We value your feedback and encourage you to comment, subscribe to our feed and become a vital part of our community.
Check out Greening the Apple and join the conversation!

About the author: Sophia Kelley is a public affairs specialist in New York City. She has been working and writing for EPA since 2009.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed here are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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11 Responses leave one →
  1. Sarah Lanzig permalink
    June 17, 2011

    Congratulations! I love the look and feel of your new blog!

  2. Business finance permalink
    June 19, 2011

    Wow.. I like the theme.. Greening the Apple. It makes sense. In the first impression you would ask how to green the apple literally. But its not literal. Anyway, I find your blog very encouraging. I’m also a nature lover and I wanted to participate this movement. Pls spare some time to contact me regarding this project.

  3. Sophia permalink
    June 20, 2011

    Thanks so much for your kind comments! We appreciate the support!

  4. Kevin permalink
    June 20, 2011

    How nice to see a blog with a good national audience.
    How about some hydro power that works in two feet of water and does only good for the river?
    its been in operation out west for 20 years!
    Would that be green enough. oh yeah its a very short ROI.
    I look forward to seeing what greening the apple really means.
    drop me a line.

  5. Larry Teller permalink
    June 20, 2011

    It’s a pleasure to see our EPA neighbors on the other side of NJ joining the Greenversations family. I hope Region 3’s first year with our “Healthy Waters” blog ( ) encourages you as well. We like your presentation and are already thinking of benchmarking (i.e., stealing) an idea or two. Good luck “feeding the beast” regularly and generating good dialogue with the public.

  6. Joan permalink
    June 20, 2011

    I love that the blog entries are engaging, brief, and not overly scientific. Good luck, I think the blog will be a big hit!

  7. Sophia permalink
    June 20, 2011

    Thank you, Larry! We have been reading Healthy Waters as well and will definitely be in touch regarding your experiences. Please, borrow and steal whatever works! We are thrilled to be part of the family.

  8. Jackie permalink
    August 23, 2011

    Great Blog.
    I own a Green cleaning business and we just opened up a branch in New York City. Love your writing and style. Good information also, It is a lot to keep up with and your blogs make it easy.
    Check us out sometime. I would love to inspire others to go green. it has certainly helped many people live a healthier lifestyle and bring them a healthier environment to work in.

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    November 17, 2011

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  10. Ryan Breen permalink
    February 19, 2013

    Great Blog!!!! Thank you


  11. Ella Johnson permalink
    June 20, 2013

    Thanks for the update.I just love to see Greening the Apple Concept.For iPhone Apps develpment Consult

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