October 25, 2016

Communication Conundrum: Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals

By Pamela Berns   In October, The New York Times reported on a Pew Research Survey which “showed that while more than 90 percent of climate scientists agree that human activity causes climate change, the scientific consensus doesn’t appear to be swaying the public.   Which begs the question – what’s going on here?  Linguists, psychologists,. Read more…

October 18, 2016

How will NYC Reduce its Carbon Emissions by 80% by 2050?

How will New York City’s buildings transform over the next 35 years to withstand the demands of a changing climate? Some 700 professionals from every field related to our buildings and the codes that govern them will gather at the BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show at the TKP Center in midtown Manhattan on November. Read more…

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October 3, 2016

October Forum: Sustainability Spotlight – Gowanus

Join GreenHome NYC for a discussion on the revitalization of the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn.   The Gowanus Canal, which was designated an EPA Superfund Site in 2009, has become notorious for the degree of pollution it has endured.  The pollution stems from multiple sources, including heavy industrialization, lack of proper flushing, and being an. Read more…

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September 30, 2016

FABnyc: Combining Sustainability and the Arts

by Jennifer Lauren   How can community organizations address sustainability through creative and inclusive means in an ever-changing city? For Fourth Arts Block NYC (FABnyc), it means weaving sustainability into programs that support the vibrant artist community on the Lower East Side. Founded in 2001, the neighborhood non-profit is a coalition of arts and community. Read more…

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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…