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October Forum: Women of Green: Pecha Kucha Night

October 2, 2017

Join GreenHomeNYC and the Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy program for the “Women in Green” October Forum!


Several established experts in the “green” universe will take the stage to talk about the myriad paths that lead them to where they are now in the sustainable field.  The only catch is, the presentation will be Pecha Kucha format, where each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds – that’s six minutes and forty seconds of fast-paced enlightenment before the next presenter is up! If you enjoy being entertained, enlightened and inspired, this forum is for you, so REGISTER TODAY!


Our speakers will include:

  • Jacquie Ottman, We Hate to Waste & J. Ottman Consulting
  • Sharon Gaber North American Passive House
  • Lucie Dupas, Entersolar
  • Lisbeth Shepard, Green City Force
  • Andrea Mancino, Bright Power
  • Laura Tajima, Mayor’s Office for Recovery and Resiliency
  • Allison Kling, ConEd
  • Katie Schwamb, Steven Winter Associates


{Green Careers} October 2017 Sustainable Career Tracks: Action Groups

September 28, 2017

This month’s {Green Careers} Sustainable Careers event is all about Environmental Action Groups. Our speakers from various organizations will highlight opportunities that are available in several environmental action organizations.


What makes working at these organizations different from other non-profits or for-profit organizations? How did this panel of esteemed speakers get to their respective organizations? What tips and pieces of advice might they have for newcomers or people transitioning into this are?


Please join us for what is shaping up to be an exciting panel, where all of these questions and more will be answered!



  • Adriana Espinoza – New York League of Conservation Voters
  • Lindsay Robbins – Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Venkat Iyer – Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Helen Forgione – Natural Areas Conservancy






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September Green Building Tour: Sims Recycling Plant

September 11, 2017





Join GreenHomeNYC for an afternoon tour of the Sims Recycling Plant. Not only does the plant processes nearly 20,000 tons of waste per month, but does so in a state-of-the-art facility made of almost nothing but recycled steel. The plant is housed atop an 11-acre peer on what was once a NYPD impound lot. On site you’ll find a 600 kW photovoltaic installation, NYC’s first commercial size wind turbine, a stormwater management system that utilizes bioswales and a retention pond, flood-proof buildings supported by recycled glass and crushed rock as well as artificial reef habitats for aquatic life. Come see this award-winning facility for yourself!


Date/Time: Thursday, September 28th at 3:00pm

RSVP early for discounted tickets



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Recycling the Unrecyclable

August 31, 2017

by Lisa Bonanate


One of the challenges facing recycling efforts is that only certain waste can be recycled while the rest is thrown away, generating massive amounts of garbage in landfills. Figuring out what can be recycled and where to dispose of it may cause well-intentioned consumers and businesses to throw their hands up in despair. But an innovative company called TerraCycle is out to change that.


Specializing in recycling the unrecyclable, the Trenton-based company collects and repurposes the type of hard to recycle, post-consumer waste that typically winds up in landfills – cigarette butts, coffee capsules, food wrappers, light bulbs – you name it. Collected waste is then reused, upcycled or recycled into sustainable consumer products and industrial applications.



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