Offstage at TEDxManhattan: Green Bronx Machine

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Stephen Ritz2012 TEDxManhattan speaker Stephen Ritz and his organization, Green Bronx Machine, were at TEDxManhattan 2014 showing off their indoor vertical gardens.  Steve was interviewed offstage about his work.  See his 2012 talk.

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