June 18, 2015

July Forum: Spotlight on Staten Island

What do the world’s largest landfill restoration project and New York City’s first net-zero energy school building have in common? They are just two of the notable projects currently in development on the borough of Staten Island. Join us at our July forum to learn more about the exciting green initiatives taking place in the. Read more…

May 31, 2015

June Forum: Renewable NYC

Renewable NYC: Uncovering the Hidden Access to Renewable Energy in NYC   In the dense spaces of NYC, it’s hard to believe that so many renewable energy projects are being developed and built right under our noses. From solar and wind installations, to geothermal, there are many examples of how the city is growing more. Read more…

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April 30, 2015

May Forum: Backyard Potential

New York City has it’s fair share of green spaces, in fact, it’s ranked second among US cities. However, as noted in a paper co-authored by one of our speakers, “At least 9000 acres of New York City’s land were converted from vacant land to impermeable buildings, roads, and parking lots” over the last 25. Read more…


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April 8, 2015

Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy: Leap-frogging toward the low carbon city of 2050

April’s Forum will be the annual Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy.   Click Here to Register!   In September of 2014, Mayor DiBlasio released the “One City, Built to Last” Plan, which unveiled a historic goal for NYC- to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and to chart a long-term. Read more…

March 27, 2015

Monthly Forums March Recap: Sustainable Apparel 101

by Lisa Bonanate   Few people think about how green their wardrobe is, unless they’re pondering what color to wear. But the apparel industry has an environmental impact that warrants deeper consumer attention. In the U.S. alone, the industry generates an estimated 14.3 million tons of textile waste every year. Toxic chemicals used in manufacturing impact the. Read more…

February 23, 2015

March Forum: Sustainable Apparel 101

It takes over 700 gallons of water to manufacture one cotton t-shirt and one-third of a pound of pesticides to grow the cotton used for its production. The manufacturing process for a pair of jeans uses approximately 400 mega joules of energy and emits as much carbon dioxide as driving 78 miles. And that is. Read more…

February 22, 2015

Monthly Forums February 2015 Recap – Sustainable Transportation

By Ellen Abramowitz   New York City is a city that is always moving. In February, generously hosted at the GE Monogram Design Center, GreenHomeNYC heard from three speakers about how to make New York City move cleaner, faster, and more efficiently.


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February 3, 2015

February Forum: Sustainable Transportation

A sustainable transportation system is one that is accessible, safe, environmentally-friendly, affordable, and can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs. For our February forum, we want to more closely examine initiatives, policy and efforts in and around New York City that relate to. Read more…

January 11, 2015

January Forum: Green Catwalk

Forums are back for 2015!  As is our tradition, our January forum is the fast-paced and informative Green Catwalk which gives our attendees the opportunity to see what sustainable innovations they may have missed in 2014 and what could be the next big thing in 2015.  It’s our big kick-off to the year and you. Read more…


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December 15, 2014

November Monthly Forum Recap: Environmental Policy: NYC’s Next steps

By: Brigitta Berze   The topic of the evening for the GreenHomeNYC’s November forum, hosted by Trespa Design Centre in downtown Manhattan, were the NYC policies and actions created under the new political figures in regards to Environmental Policies in NY. The night included three speakers: Clare Donohue, founder of the grassroots group Sane Energy. Read more…


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