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Every Person in New York

As the Times reports, the findings of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could hardly be more grim. But there are initiatives, events, investments, and ideas underway that offer slivers of hope.

The annual Grist 50 introduces "people who are cooking up the boldest, most ambitious solutions to humanity's biggest challenges." Pictured: Etosha Cave of Opus 12, an energy startup that has developed a process to convert carbon dioxide into organic chemicals that can then be converted to plastics or fuel.

Over 400 acres of land, formerly landfill, will begin to emerge next year as the Shirley Chisholm State Park. Ms. Chisholm was, among other accomplishments, the first black woman in Congress and the first black woman to run for president. Unbought and Unbossed was her autobiography.

The sixth annual Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K takes place this Sunday, October 14, supporting the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Can the Great Pacific Garbage Patch ever be cleaned up? The answer may be yes.

The New York City Water Challenge to Universities has the goal of reducing consumption of water at six universities by 5%, which works out to roughly 1.3 million gallons of water per month.

More props to the city: $4 billion of green investments by 2021.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.

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