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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Posted by Lisa Bonanate in Blog

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

May 1, 2016

Growing “Up”: Urban Vertical Farming

by Tamanna Virmani   When you think of New York City, what’s the first image that comes to mind? For people who have visited or live here, maybe it’s one of the following – crowded, dense, lights or skyscrapers – but not “green” and certainly not “farming”. However, that picture may change with the advent. Read more…

April 29, 2016

{Green Careers} April 2016 Recap: Diversity in Green—A Panel Discussion with Green Professionals and Diversity Experts

By Pamela Berns   On April 12, GreenHomeNYC Green Careers brought together a diverse group of panelists to discuss just that—diversity in the green workplace. Each speaker brought to the table a unique set of experiences and affinities, and shared a variety of perspectives on what’s working and what still needs change in workplace inclusion,. Read more…


Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

April 24, 2016

March Forum Recap: Urban Agriculture

By Katya Guletsky   The term urban agriculture – growing food in an urban environment – can refer to anything from a few tomato plants in the backyard, to a community garden on a vacant lot, to an educational farm in a public park, to a for-profit enterprise.   New York City with its dense population and. Read more…

April 6, 2016

April Forum: Indoor Air Quality

Most of us spend nearly the entire day in buildings: working, sleeping, eating, and of course breathing. However, when thinking about air quality and pollution we tend to first consider the outdoors and keep the indoors as our safe refuge from smog, allergens, particulates and other contaminants. Since we spend so much time inside, most. Read more…

March 29, 2016

Growing Trend: Agriculture in Our New York City Schools

by Megan Nordgrén   It no longer seems strange to hear that children in New York City public schools are growing their own food; in fact, it has almost become the new norm. Of the 1800 public schools in the city, nearly one-third now have school gardens registered with GrowNYC, and this number has been. Read more…

March 28, 2016

Diversity in Green: A Panel Discussion with Green Professionals and Diversity Experts

Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse — but although great strides have been made in the past few years, there are still many barriers and additional hurdles that traditionally underrepresented populations may face when searching for employment.   Join green professionals and diversity experts for a panel discussion on diversity in today’s green workforce. This. Read more…