Planet NYC reports on environmental sustainability in our city. It looks at New York’s  natural systems, as well as policies and practices needed to make it a healthier place for its people – and for the planet. We hope Planet NYC will be informative and fun to read.

New stories will be posted weekly, usually on Tuesdays, with additional posts when warranted and time permits.

It is written and edited by Len Maniace, an award-winning journalist and corporate-communications professional who specializes in environmental, science and medical issues. Len has worked as executive editor for Elsevier, a publisher of science and medical journals; a publicist and media advisor for Monteiro and Company. a book-marketing firm; a senior writer and an editor with The Journal News, the Gannett daily in New York’s Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties; and at the New York Post.

He is president of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, a civic/environmental nonprofit organization, where he leads its environmental programs and marketing efforts.