April 26, 2017

Green Careers: Sustainable Waste Management

Interested in learning about compost, recycling, and other forms of sustainable waste management? Join Green Careers for an interactive panel on sustainable waste management practices in NYC!   Speakers: Marisa Kaminski – Zero Waste Schools Program Marguerite Manela – NYC Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability Amy Marpman – Recycling Track Systems Jacquelyn. Read more…


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April 25, 2017

May Forum: Next Stage Solar

Year after year, the solar energy industry continues to blaze a trail of record breaking growth in the United States. In 2016, the industry grew by 97%, was the number one source of new electric capacity for the first time, and accounted for 1 out of every 50 new jobs created throughout the year. It. Read more…

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April 17, 2017

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

by Thomas Storck     This year’s Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy addressed concerns over proposed policy changes made by the current White House administration to undermine ongoing sustainability initiatives. Drawing inspiration from the legacy of founding GreenHomeNYC member Patty Noonan, Andy Padian, President, PadianNYC Consulting, joined Marcia Bystryn, President, NY League of Conservation Voters, and. Read more…

April 4, 2017

{Green Careers} March Event Recap: Freelancing and Starting Your Own Business

by Radhika Sri Paravastu   Many professionals have had an idea of starting their own business, either from an early age or due to dissatisfaction with their current work. Whether you want to bring a new idea or service to the world or offer services in an established field, it can be challenging to strike out. Read more…

April 3, 2017

Monthly Forum: April Forum – Sustainable Food Systems

Food waste. Food surplus. Whatever term you use, we throw away a lot of food! In total, New York City’s waste stream is roughly one-third organic material.   According to the food hierarchy from the EPA, the highest and best use for food is human consumption and the least preferable option is landfill or incineration.. Read more…


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March 28, 2017

High Times, High Energy Costs: The Energy Impacts of Cannabis Legalization

by Samantha Yost   Attitudes toward cannabis are changing rapidly. There are currently 26 states and the District of Columbia that allow cannabis cultivation for medical reasons. Seven more have legalized marijuana for recreational use and even Canada recently announced that it will legalize marijuana for recreational use nationwide by July 2018.  These figures could soon be. Read more…

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March 17, 2017

{Green Careers} March Event – Freelancing and Starting Your Own Business (RESCHEDULED due to snow)

  Please note: Due to inclement weather, this date of this event has changed from the 14th to the 21st. Are you interested in striking out on your own to start your own small business, startup, or freelance practice? It can be a daunting process, and this GreenHomeNYC event will feature professionals from the sustainability. Read more…


Posted by Samantha Yost in Blog

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