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Earth Day 2020 goes Digital

Earth Day 2020 goes Digital

Every year, on April 21 the world gathers to celebrate Earth Day. It is the day we are encouraged to think about the environment, consider the footprint we are leaving on this planet, and measures we can take to ensure global health.

Earth Day 2020 was different, considering the novel coronavirus. Isolation regulations made it hard to enjoy nature. School closures kept kids from learning about conservation.   

Historic New York institutions would not let Earth Day’s 50th anniversary go uncelebrated though. They took the events online. Hikes, trivia games, sessions with scientists, and rocket launches were all made available to the public via the world wide web.

Virtual hike of a New York City trail during Earth Day 2020

The American Museum of Natural History hosted a full day festival, that took visitors from their home all the way to Mars. The Staten Island Museum used Earth Day as an opportunity to launch an interactive science fair, with more than 20 instructional videos on environmental skills, using natural resources for everyday needs, beekeeping, and raising butterflies.

Even the city’s parks offered virtual tours and visiting opportunities to rare New York gems like the Alley Pond Giant, a massive tulip tree in Alley Pond Park in Queens that dates back about 350 years. A tree-themed meditation moment was also introduced.

Business Leaders Contribute to the Corona Cause

Business Leaders Contribute to the Corona Cause

The world’s richest and most successful business leaders are donating billions of dollars to fight the novel coronavirus. As hospitals throughout New York and across the country scramble to find enough respirators, masks, and protective equipment for their staff, ultra-high net worth individuals are stepping up to the task. Joe Tsai and his wife Clara… Continue Reading

Seventh Cohort of New York Fashion Tech Lab

New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTLab), the community-driven, collaborative platform for promoting fashion, beauty and retail-tech advancement, launched its 7th group of supported businesses. NYFTLab is a program of Springboard Enterprises, supported by top tier retail, brand, and tech partners such as LVMH, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Levi Strauss and Co., Estée Lauder Companies, PVH Corp, Perry Ellis International, Accenture, Microsoft, and Avery Dennison. This is the… Continue Reading

Using Tech to Breath Better

Residents in the tri-state area can take a deep- and clean(er)- breath in the coming year. OpenAQ is making sure of that! The open-source platform gathers air quality data from governments and international organizations in one site; it is all free and accessible to everyone. It is also cultivating a community of activists, scientists, and… Continue Reading

Tiffany & Co Gets a New Luxury Backing

The French luxury group LVMH has bought the Tiffany & Co jewelry company for $16.2 billion. LVMH is the world’s biggest luxury group and has 75 different brands, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. For LVMH, Tiffany — which faced financial and public image struggles recently — is a sensible transformational project. Tiffany will… Continue Reading

Something New Brewing at Starbucks New York

The Starbucks coffee chain has announced plans to open the first Starbucks Pickup point in Penn Station. This coffee shop is being designed as a streamlined store experience for customers who order and pay with the Starbucks app. The process of ordering involves downloading the app, selecting Pickup-Penn Station as the location, and placing an order.… Continue Reading

Global Business City of the Year: Scottsdale, Arizona

The City of Scottsdale was recognized as the Global Business City of the Year at the 2019 Global Chamber “Grow Globally Fair.” Now in its 12th year, The Fair was founded to acknowledge and applaud businesses that are leading, exceling, and pushing the boundaries in international business. The Global Chamber is networked in 195 countries and more… Continue Reading

New Technology = New International Business Opportunities

In today’s world, the old saying “money talks” is truer than ever. But sometimes it really isn’t that easy to understand. International business opportunities have long been hindered by language barriers. When people and platforms struggle to communicate, it is no surprise that they can’t do business with each other. Thankfully, this problem is being… Continue Reading

Importance of Architectural Design in Property Value

When it comes to real estate Architectural design in buildings has always been extremely important.  Resell and real estate value can really be impacted by poor/quality architectural design.  In addition, when purchasing for one’s own use, with bad design the problems are endless.  Looking for solid, aesthetically pleasing designs with the use of high quality… Continue Reading

Bitcoin: The Global Appeal

Bitcoin – that was launched anonymously in 2008 – is today widely becoming an acceptable and attractive currency.  In its early days it was used primarily for east-west trade routes, today it has established an “almost universal appeal.” Today with the increasing concern attached to cyber security and online payments, people are becoming more interested… Continue Reading