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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Sustainable Businesses Tour Recap – June’14

July 28, 2014

GreenHomeNYC’s Summer Sustainable Businesses  Tour included a visit of three  environmentally-responsible venues in Brooklyn:

 

Our first stop was Build It Green!NYC  (BIG) - New York City’s non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials and other household items, including refrigerators, doors,  appliances, and even books! The tour of BIG NYC was lead by Harvey Jaswal, who provided a thorough outlook on the history of  the venue, an overview of the store’s storage spaces and items available for purchase.  Harvey also discussed the process by which businesses, home owners and developers can donate materials and appliances to BIG during building renovations.  These materials can then be purchased by people looking for rare and vintage materials for thier own renovations. Architects and designers are oftentimes able to find unique items for a great price here!

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From Build It Green, we headed over to our next stopLower East Side Ecology Center  E-Waste Recycling Center to explore a warehouse  that allows residents to dispose of old or broken electronics in an environmentally-responsible way. (more…)

{Green Careers} August 2014 Meeting: LinkedIn Strategies

July 20, 2014

linkedinHard work, determination and patience have always been virtues that contribute to successful careers. However, today’s job market allows for increased visibility and opportunities for personal branding that go beyond the traditional resume. How can you create a positive and effective online perception for employers and open the door to more opportunities?

 

LinkedIn provides every rising star a platform to sell their education, experience and goals as a product. Few job seekers use their LinkedIn profile to its full potential, but GreenHomeNYC’s upcoming August Green Careers event aims to turn that profile into a true sales brochure.

 

Join us for a talk by John Crant that will offer you lessons on building your online brand for a job in the sustainability industry. John is an author, career coach and founder of SelfRecruiter.com with years of experience helping job seekers achieve their goals. He will walk us through the best strategies and tools to grow your profile’s impact and network reach.

 

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2014
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Place: DORMA Design Center, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, (between 39th & 40th) 22nd Flr, NYC

 

Click here to register!

 

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