February 25, 2017
by Samantha Yost
Superstorm Sandy, Credit: Wally Gobetz
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call to New York City, signaling that the demands of a changing climate are the “new normal,” and the city needs all hands on deck to mitigate the damage of future storms. Although much of the damage caused by flooding events occur during storms, sea level rise is very much a wildcard; higher water levels stack with coastal flooding, increasing the amount of damage that may result.
How much sea level rise can we expect in the next century?
Nobody can say for certain how much global sea level rise we can expect in the next century. Changing sea levels are caused by two main factors: the melting of continental glaciers (most significantly in Greenland and Antarctica), and thermal expansion. Warmer objects expand, and a warmer climate means that our oceans will physically expand in size.
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
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