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I scour all the blogs, mags, and newspapers to bring you this cheat sheet of sustainable issues and news in New York City and beyond.

The director of The Cove is coming out with a new “eco-thriller.” This one will be a little less bloody, he says.

Thanks to Project Runway, Gretchen Jones has become the poster child for sustainable designers. Read her interview with Past Fashion Future’s Emma Grady and find out why she’s not so into being an “indie” designer.

Cate Blanchett wore some of the first pieces of jewelry from Eco-Age’s Green Carpet Challenge: laurel-shaped earrings by Chopard, which feature 72 marquise-cut white diamonds set in 18-carat Fairmined white gold from small-scale community mines in South America.

Get your locally-made wallet ready: A Brooklyn Flea spinoff is coming to Crown Heights!

Great news for people who don’t have nine-to-five jobs: Governer’s Island will be open seven days a week starting this summer.

During the year from November 2012 to December 2013, one out of 9,137 peer-reviewed, climate change articles rejected anthropogenic global warming. One. ONE.

Just for kicks, check out the most ridiculous and odd items you can find at the new Whole Foods in Brooklyn.

Turns out, far from dealing it a blow, the recession was actually good for sustainable business.

De Blasio has made it a priority to bring pedestrian deaths down to zero during his tenure. Go De Bl’o, go! Meanwhile, New York state is allocating $67 million to bike paths.

Large cities like New York do have very low carbon emissions, congrats. But they’re almost always surrounded by a vast sea of suburbs with sky-high emissions, canceling out the eco-friendly effects.

San Francisco is leading the pack yet again when it comes to forward-thinking sustainable initiatives. This time, they’re launching textile recycling.