February 9, 2017
Now more than ever, there is a strong sense of activism being cultivated by people in the face of a changing political and social landscape. Everyday people are eager to take action and do what they can to make a difference and advocate for the causes they believe in. However, it’s not always clear what we as everyday people can do for these missions.
Particularly in our community, the question is often asked: What can I do as an NYC resident to make energy and sustainability improvements in my apartment, building or neighborhood?
This month’s GreenHomeNYC forum will concentrate on what you can do as a sustainability-minded individual to help pioneer a sustainable future, and what some individuals, communities, and the city as a whole are already doing to help.
Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Place: Fujitsu General America: 1450 Broadway, 42nd Floor New York, NY
Click here to register!
February 8, 2017
Planning your next career move can be a challenge, especially in our current political landscape.
As such, we’ve asked subject matter expert, Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College to tackle the topic of sustainable career strategies during the GreenHomeNYC’s first webinar.
In this one hour webinar, Dr. Goodstein will outline different sustainability career directions, evaluate the impact of the new administration on sustainability jobs, discuss grad school and continuing education options (including school now / school later), and provide listeners with a tailored concrete job search strategy. The webinar includes twenty minutes of Q&A to address individual career questions.
Webinar Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 7:30p.m.
Location: Your computer
Do you want to improve your resume, but don’t know exactly how? Come to GreenHomeNYC’s annual Resume Speed (up)Dating Workshop to get your resume reviewed by several professionals in the sustainability industry!
How does this “Speed (up)Dating” thing work?
GreenHomeNYC is hosting several reviewers, who will take 5-7 minutes to look over your resume and give you advice. At the end of the time, each participant will move on to another reviewer and the process begins again. By the end of the night, each attendee will have the chance to have their resume reviewed by at least a half dozen green professionals.
As always, join us for network and drinks afterward! This month’s venue will be The Black Door (127 W. 26th Street).
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm with networking afterwards
Location: Steven Winter Associates, 307 7th Avenue #1701
The following people will be on hand to review your resume:
Pamela Berns – Private consultant
Sarah Bloomquist – American Association of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Jordan Bonomo – Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
Antuan Cannon – Envirolution One, LLC
Lucie Dupas – EnterSolar
Andrew Kneupell – Bright Power
Kate Koltys – Bright Power
Andrea Mancino – Bright Power
Tom Sahagian – Private consultant
Katie Schwamb – Steven Winter Associates
Matthew Shurtleff – The Parodneck Foundation
Samantha Yost – Terra Cognita Design Studio
February 3, 2017
by Thomas Storck
GreenHomeNYC launched another year of monthly forums with the annual Green Catwalk, featuring seven speakers who discussed the latest “green” news. From Saudi Arabia to New York City, challenges remain. But, in New York, in particular, much is being done to overcome them. The speakers offered insight into what needs to happen in order achieve our climate goals, the progress we’ve made already, and the programs and opportunities that are in the works right now.
Development in the Desert
While New York City has its own sustainability goals and initiatives, we can’t forget that the climate crisis is a global one. Duncan Prahl of IBACOS, began by taking the audience to the opposite end of the earth, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2015, Riyadh became home to the first LEED-Platinum building in the Middle East. Designed to achieve a net-zero energy balance, it holds 28 kW of rooftop solar PV and has enough batteries to last 24 hours. After two years of serving as a high-level consultant on the project, Prahl shared his thoughts on the challenges of building to such standards in the desert: “I would never recommend doing that again… to anyone.”
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