One of the best things about New York City is being able to walk everywhere. All you car-centric folk might cringe at this but in reality its one of the best things about this town. Walking does a number of things beyond benefiting your internal health from reducing greenhouse gases, to opening up transportation, to infusing capital in the local economy. Walk Score is a fantastic little tool that maps all the site-seeable things in your hood. This mapping hybrid puts everything from coffee shops to cleaners on the map, and lets you know exactly how far they are from your home. Instantly you acn judge how walkable your home is. This is a great tool for all you home-hunting folks who like to talk evening walks.
Eco is definitely a continuing global trend, but as larger trends of transparency and social responsibility that umbrella it continue to it grow, look for more ways to connect to your earth in a green and friendly manner.