June 30, 2016

June Forum Recap: Community Solar Comes to New York State

by Pamela Berns   According to Dennis Phayre of EnterSolar, even if we utilized all currently available sources, we’d only have about 100 years of energy left on the planet. But New York State isn’t waiting one more second to embark on innovative partnerships that will not only extend that timeframe but also significantly reduce. Read more…

June 27, 2016

The Haven Project: A Greener Future for the South Bronx

by Thomas Storck   For decades, the South Bronx has served as a dumping ground for highways, waste transfer stations and truck-intensive industry.  Its residents breathe some of the worst air in the country, and yet the open space they need to mitigate their health problems is severely lacking, leaving communities feeling like they get. Read more…

June 6, 2016

{Green Careers} June 14th: Networking with John Crant – Discussion/Workshop

  NETWORKING is often the key to having a successful and impactful career.   Join the GHNYC Green Careers group for a discussion lead by career coach and subject matter expert, John Crant on effective networking strategies that you can use in real life, interpersonal situations — such as industry events and informational interviews — as well. Read more…

June 4, 2016

April Forum Recap: Indoor Air Quality

by Jaime Alvarez How do the buildings we inhabit affect our well being? Should we be concerned with the health impacts of the construction materials that go into them? While we are well aware of the hazards of outdoor air pollution and understand its sources, we may understand less about indoor air quality (IAQ). The. Read more…

June 2, 2016

June Forum – Reforming the Energy Vision & Community Solar

Join GreenHomeNYC on the evening of June 15 for a forum discussing New York State’s comprehensive new energy strategy: Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).   This forum will cover New York State’s energy production, distribution, and consumption platform from the perspective of its new policies regarding community solar development.  Not only will this impact the. Read more…


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June 1, 2016

{Green Careers} May 2016 Recap– Sustainable Career Tracks: Education/Academics

By Thomas Storck     From teachers to program managers on various scales, the following green professionals were brought together by the GreenHomeNYC Green Careers group on May 10th to share their personal histories, day-to- day challenges and advice about that indefinable and ever-changing area between sustainability and academia. Their stories, as summarized below, reveal that their differences. Read more…


Posted by Katie Schwamb in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

May 29, 2016

The Importance of Healthier Building Materials

  by Kimberly Stempien   Until recently, little attention was given to toxic chemicals that lurk in construction products. Few building manufacturers disclose a full list of what is in their products because US law does not require it. But as scientific studies continue to link these chemicals to such health issues as cancer, reproductive issues, fetal. Read more…

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May 22, 2016

Living it up in Tiny Homes

By Samantha Lipsky   As spring cleaning season concludes, many declutter devotees are likely contemplating, “Could I make do with less?” And, depending on the magnitude of decluttering, “How much space is needed to live a full life?”   Tiny Life is a social movement and seeks to address such issues through lifestyle simplification. Inhabiting. Read more…

May 11, 2016

May Forum: Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy – Taking on the OneNYC Challenge

Upcoming Event!   With Earth Day still fresh on everyone’s minds and the beginning of Summer around the corner, there is the inevitability that soon the energy use in NYC buildings will be going up. But wait- isn’t the city encouraging a decrease our carbon output? And aren’t buildings a top producer of carbon? Yes and Yes! That is why. Read more…


Posted by Theresa Heller in Blog, Monthly Forum

May 2, 2016

{Green Careers} May 2016 – Sustainable Career Tracks: Education/Academics

Have you ever wondered how a career in sustainability and energy efficiency might intersect with education and academics?  Well look no further!   For our May meet-up, the Green Careers group has invited sustainability professionals with various roles in the Education and Academics sector to discuss their careers. Come hear from the following sustainability professionals as. Read more…


Posted by Ryan Hughes in Blog, Green Careers Transitions