June 26, 2015

{Green Careers} July 2015 meeting – Staying a Step Ahead of the Job Market: Building Internal Connections

Two of the most important tools and skills for effective job seeking are networking and informational interviews.   With 80% of jobs being filled by internal referrals, it’s more important than ever to identify your target organizations and build your internal connections. In this session, led by Career Advisor Cathy Gibbons, you’ll learn how to develop a. Read more…

June 22, 2015

{Green Careers} June 2015 Recap: Sustainability is a Squishy Word

Sustainability is a Squishy Word:  Career Advice Across the Green Spectrum By Pamela Berns   The turnout of jobseekers and professionals for the June GHNYC Green Careers meet-up at Facebook’s New York offices was as varied the sustainability field itself.   Said our generous Facebook host Sunil Chatlani, “I thoroughly enjoyed your unique insights to a. Read more…

June 18, 2015

July Forum: Spotlight on Staten Island

What do the world’s largest landfill restoration project and New York City’s first net-zero energy school building have in common? They are just two of the notable projects currently in development on the borough of Staten Island. Join us at our July forum to learn more about the exciting green initiatives taking place in the. Read more…

June 4, 2015

{Green Careers} June 2015 Sustainable Career Tracks

For our June 9th Green Careers meeting, we’re inviting champions of sustainability and energy efficiency to talk to the group about their current work, their overall careers, and what advice they have for those people currently on the job hunt. The goal is for attendees to gain perspective and information about different career paths within the multi-faceted. Read more…

May 31, 2015

June Forum: Renewable NYC

Renewable NYC: Uncovering the Hidden Access to Renewable Energy in NYC   In the dense spaces of NYC, it’s hard to believe that so many renewable energy projects are being developed and built right under our noses. From solar and wind installations, to geothermal, there are many examples of how the city is growing more. Read more…

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May 30, 2015

Waste: Zero, World: Green

by Lisa Bonanate   A world with zero waste – sending nothing to landfill or incineration – sounds like a Utopian dream.  But in San Francisco, it’s a dream that’s becoming a political and social reality.  If you live in San Francisco, you can recycle or compost anything, even hazardous materials and construction waste.  How. Read more…

New York City’s Future Green Leaders: Two Signature Programs from the Department of Education Part I: Maspeth High School Green Club

by Pamela Berns   It’s the time of year in New York City when young people in caps and gowns seem to be everywhere – what better time to celebrate the sustainability achievements in our City’s schools. The fourth NYC Department of Education Sustainability Initiative annual report boasts 81 pages of accomplishments in the greening. Read more…

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May 8, 2015

GreenHomeNYC’s May Tour: Affordable and Sustainable

GreenHomeNYC INVITES YOU TO  DISCOVER GREEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE BRONX.   Our May Tour is almost here, but we’ve had a change of venue!  The tour will now be held at the newly renovated West Farms Square, a 526-unit affordable housing development located near the intersection of East Tremont and Bryan Avenues in the. Read more…

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April 30, 2015

May Forum: Backyard Potential

New York City has it’s fair share of green spaces, in fact, it’s ranked second among US cities. However, as noted in a paper co-authored by one of our speakers, “At least 9000 acres of New York City’s land were converted from vacant land to impermeable buildings, roads, and parking lots” over the last 25. Read more…

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April 29, 2015

{Green Careers} April 2015 Recap: The Perfect Elevator Pitch

By Pamela Berns and Tamanna Virmani   For most of us finding a job can be tougher than doing the actual job.  We can find it hard just talking about ourselves, no less selling ourselves to others. And first impressions are lasting impressions that can end up having a greater impact on your prospects than. Read more…