April 8, 2015

Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy: Leap-frogging toward the low carbon city of 2050

April’s Forum will be the annual Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy.   Click Here to Register!   In September of 2014, Mayor DiBlasio released the “One City, Built to Last” Plan, which unveiled a historic goal for NYC- to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and to chart a long-term. Read more…

The Big Tent: Sustainability and Resiliency at WISE

At the final event of the Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE) breakfast symposia series on March 27, 2015, the Building Energy Exchange brought together some of the industry’s leading women to discuss bringing sustainability and resiliency to the broadest set of communities in “The Big Tent” session. The Building Energy Exchange launched the WISE. Read more…


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April 1, 2015

Green Building Tours: Oko Farms Aquaponics Tour

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. Read more…

March 31, 2015

Billion Oyster Pavilion Coming to Governor’s Island

FIGMENT, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to interactive art experiences, in partnership with the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee and the Structural Engineering Association of New York have selected BanG studio’s Billion Oyster Pavilion as the winner of this year’s “City of Dreams” Pavilion international design competition. What makes this pavilion exceptional is its forward. Read more…

March 27, 2015

Monthly Forums March Recap: Sustainable Apparel 101

by Lisa Bonanate   Few people think about how green their wardrobe is, unless they’re pondering what color to wear. But the apparel industry has an environmental impact that warrants deeper consumer attention. In the U.S. alone, the industry generates an estimated 14.3 million tons of textile waste every year. Toxic chemicals used in manufacturing impact the. Read more…

March 15, 2015

{Green Careers} April 2015 Meeting – Elevator Pitch

At the April GreenHomeNYC Green Careers meeting, we will be developing and practicing our own Elevator Pitches.   RSVP HERE!   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. Read more…

March 9, 2015

March Tour: Aquaponics Farm

GreenHomeNYC Invites you to EXPLORE an AQUAPONICS FARM IN THE HEART OF BROOKLYN Join us on Saturday, March 28th for a tour of Oko Farms – an aquaculture and education company in Brooklyn! Through the process of aquaponics, Oko Farms raises freshwater fish along with a variety of vegetables and fruits to provide a model. Read more…

February 23, 2015

March Forum: Sustainable Apparel 101

It takes over 700 gallons of water to manufacture one cotton t-shirt and one-third of a pound of pesticides to grow the cotton used for its production. The manufacturing process for a pair of jeans uses approximately 400 mega joules of energy and emits as much carbon dioxide as driving 78 miles. And that is. Read more…

February 22, 2015

Monthly Forums February 2015 Recap – Sustainable Transportation

By Ellen Abramowitz   New York City is a city that is always moving. In February, generously hosted at the GE Monogram Design Center, GreenHomeNYC heard from three speakers about how to make New York City move cleaner, faster, and more efficiently.


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{Green Careers} February 2015 Recap – Sustainable Career Tracks

While each of the four speakers at February’s “Sustainable Career Tracks” meet-up brought a different set of professional experiences and life stories to the program, four main themes for a successful green career emerged: passion, hands-on engagement, communication skills, and networking.   Kevin Brennan, Training Specialist at the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) kicked off. Read more…