September 24, 2016

{Green Careers} September 2016 Recap: Elevator Pitch Workshop

By Matt Gerson and Katie Schwamb   An elevator pitch is defined as “a succinct personal summary used to capture the interest of a potential employer.” The name comes from the idea that this speech is delivered within the brief timeframe of a typical elevator ride; it raises one of the most important questions you need. Read more…


Posted by Katie Schwamb in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

September 17, 2016

September Forum: Sustainable Affordable Housing Rehabilitation

Most of New York City’s affordable housing stock was constructed over thirty years ago, before better insulated, ventilated, and resilient buildings became a requirement. Other city properties may date back a hundred years or more and are subject to incomplete renovations. Compounded by sometimes inadequate maintenance and lack of funding, many of these properties are. Read more…


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September 2, 2016

Striving Towards Zero Waste in New York City Schools

by Megan Nordgrén   As New York City’s public school students get back to the classroom on Sept. 8, students in 100 of these schools will see some changes to how they dispose of their waste. Included in a pilot program, these newly-designated Zero Waste Schools are being set up as models for recycling and. Read more…

September 1, 2016

{Green Careers} September 13th: Elevator Pitch Workshop!

  While it can be tough to convince a potential employer or client why you’re the best person for a job in thirty seconds or less, it’s a crucial skill for any professional to have.   Join us on September 13 at Grohe Live! Center Showroom for an interactive learning experience with two stellar moderators, who. Read more…


Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

August 24, 2016

{Green Careers} August 2016 Recap: Sustainable Career Tracks – Corporate Social Responsibility

By Dean Yeh   In recent years, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a rising phenomenon in companies, which have begun to integrate sustainability into previously established business models.  Broadly defined as a business initiative that monitors a company’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing, CSR has proven to be a beneficial practice in business. Read more…

July 31, 2016

July Forum Recap: Trends in Sustainability: Government and Corporate Commitments

by Ryan Hughes   Opportunities for organizations to improve their environmental and competitive advantage by reducing their climate impact are prevalent, yet not always apparent.  The GreenHomeNYC July Forum on Government and Corporate Commitments drew a diverse crowd of industry professionals, students, teachers, job seekers, city officials and the public to discuss the multitude of. Read more…

July 29, 2016

{Green Careers} July 2016 Recap: Interview Skills- Discussion/Workshop

By Thomas Storck     On July 12, a diverse group of experts joined GreenHomeNYC Careerists to offer advice to job seekers in both the private and public sectors. While the focus was on the job interview, the speakers also addressed pre- and post-interview strategies to help applicants strengthen their prospects at all stages of. Read more…

July 21, 2016

August Forum: Waste Management

One of the most challenging sustainability questions facing large urban centers such as New York City is how to handle all the waste that is produced here on a daily basis. New York City has struggled with this question long before the last landfill shut down on its soil in 2001. With no spare land. Read more…

July 10, 2016

Trends in Sustainability: Government and Corporate Commitments

The Trends in Sustainability forum is targeted for city officials and the public to become aware of powerful sustainability tactics that may not be in their foresight. From methods of integrating alternative fuels as a means to address emergency responses, to using sustainable economic methods to reframe the way we plan for company growth.  . Read more…


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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…