March 16, 2017

New York City and the Plastic Bag Debate

by Kimberly Stempien   New York City’s OneNYC plan includes a commitment to send zero waste to landfills by 2030. It’s an ambitious goal, and to see it achieved, plastics must be greatly reduced in the waste stream.   In late 2016, the city council approved a bill to implement a plastic bag fee. Described. Read more…

March 12, 2017

Sustainability Careers in Our Changing Political Landscape: A {Green Career} Webinar Recap

By Pamela Berns   Green careerists and sustainability students have been wondering just how the changes in our government policies will affect their career choices. While Dr. Eban Goodstein is the first to admit he doesn’t have a crystal ball, his longtime experience as a career advisor and current role as Director, Graduate Programs in. Read more…

March 11, 2017

March Forum – Patty Noonan Memorial Policy Forum – Beware The Ides of March: Outlook for Our Sustainable Future

With the recent changes in Washington, many have decried how the future of a good sustainable agenda is threatened.  Many have faced these threats in the past, and hope to give a positive message, and a series of solutions, to continue the fight.  This annual policy forum is dedicated to the late Patty Noonan, a. Read more…

Posted by Theresa Heller in Blog, Monthly Forum

March 1, 2017

Monthly Forum Recap: Everyday People and Sustainability

by Theresa Baker   If you’re trying to make more sustainable choices in your daily life, the GreenHomeNYC February Forum offered plenty of options.  The evening featured four speakers who spoke passionately about ways that “everyday people” in New York City can improve their quality of life, save energy and live more sustainably.   Simple. Read more…

February 28, 2017

{Green Careers} February Recap: Resume Speed (up)Dating Workshop

by Radhika Sri Paravastu   For many job seekers, a resume is the one chance they have to capture a potential employer’s attention. To help job seekers land a career opportunity in the green industry, GreenhomeNYC recently organized the Resume Speed (up)Dating workshop at Steven Winter Associates. The event saw a mix of participants ranging from. Read more…

Posted by Samantha Yost in Blog

February 25, 2017

Sea Change: Sea Level Rise and New York City’s Resilience Efforts

by Samantha Yost   In 2012, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call to New York City, signaling that the demands of a changing climate are the “new normal,” and the city needs all hands on deck to mitigate the damage of future storms.  Although much of the damage caused by flooding events occur during storms,. Read more…

February 9, 2017

February Forum: Everyday People & Sustainability

Now more than ever, there is a strong sense of activism being cultivated by people in the face of a changing political and social landscape. Everyday people are eager to take action and do what they can to make a difference and advocate for the causes they believe in. However, it’s not always clear what. Read more…

Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

February 8, 2017

{Green Careers} Webinar – Sustainability Career Strategies in America’s Changing Political Landscape

Planning your next career move can be a challenge, especially in our current political landscape.   As such, we’ve asked subject matter expert, Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College to tackle the topic of sustainable career strategies during the GreenHomeNYC’s first webinar.   In this one hour webinar, Dr. Goodstein will outline different sustainability. Read more…

Posted by Katie Schwamb in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

{Green Careers} February Event: Resume Speed (up)Dating

Do you want to improve your resume, but don’t know exactly how? Come to GreenHomeNYC’s annual Resume Speed (up)Dating Workshop to get your resume reviewed by several professionals in the sustainability industry!         How does this “Speed (up)Dating” thing work? GreenHomeNYC is hosting several reviewers, who will take 5-7 minutes to look. Read more…

Posted by Samantha Yost in Blog

February 3, 2017

All the News From the Green Catwalk

by Thomas Storck   GreenHomeNYC launched another year of monthly forums with the annual Green Catwalk, featuring seven speakers who discussed the latest “green” news.  From Saudi Arabia to New York City, challenges remain.  But, in New York, in particular, much is being done to overcome them. The speakers offered insight into what needs to. Read more…