A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization, GreenHomeNYC's mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City.

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{Green Careers} April 2015 Meeting – Elevator Pitch

March 15, 2015

At the April GreenHomeNYC Green Careers meeting, we will be developing and practicing our own Elevator Pitches.

 

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You have about thirty seconds to convince a potential employer or client to listen to your whole story. Whether you’re a job seeker or an entrepreneur seeking new business, you need to quickly define who you are, what you do, and why you’re the best person for the job in a clear, concise and compelling pitch.

 

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Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

Green Building Tours: Oko Farms Aquaponics Tour

April 1, 2015

There’s something fishy going on in Brooklyn, but in the best way possible!

 

Despite predictions of snow, several intrepid GreenHomeNYC members made their way to Bushwick last month for a very informative tour of a local aquaponics farm.  Oko Farms was founded by budding entrepreneurs Yemi Amu and Jonathan Boe, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation.  It’s currently the largest outdoor aquaponics farm in New York City.

 

OKO_1_2What is aquaponics?  In simplest terms, it’s a method of growing fresh water fish and plants within a closed loop system that generates little or no waste. In the course of the tour conducted by co-founder Amu, it became apparent that this highly sustainable farming method can play a vital role in healthy, nutritious food production.

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