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No Paris? No Problem: Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg Launch “America’s Pledge”

July 26, 2017

by Pamela Berns


Last month, GreenHomeNYC published “No Paris? No Problem: Climate Action Marches On” to demonstrate how the initial disappointment with the White House decision to withdraw from the Paris accord had “morphed into strengthened resolve and galvanized coalition building within and across public and private sectors, U.S. localities, and around the world.”


Photo Credit: Pamela Berns

We are pleased to learn that California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg share our mission: On July 12, these two partners launched “America’s Pledge on climate change, a new initiative to compile and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.”


Said the press release announcing the partnership, “Building on this positive momentum, the America’s Pledge initiative will for the first time aggregate the commitments of these and other “non-Party actors” in a report on the full range of climate-related activities across the whole of U.S. society. The process of developing America’s Pledge will also provide a roadmap for increased climate ambition from U.S. states, cities, businesses and others, and will transparently demonstrate to the international community how and in which ways these entities can help the U.S. deliver on its pledge under the Paris Agreement.”


You can read more about America’s Pledge here.


You can access the June GreenHomeNYC article here.

No Paris? No Problem: Climate Action Marches On


Green Careers July Event Recap: “Six Degrees of Separation” Networking Workshop

July 15, 2017

Recap by Brigitta Berze


Photo by Vickie Gomez


On July 11, Green Careers hosted a workshop where participants were taught the dos and don’ts of networking and guided through exercises to practice networking in a more relaxed environment. Thanks to the helpful tips given by GreenHomeNYC volunteers Emily Taubenblatt and Samantha Yost, attendees walked away with a practical guide on how to properly network.


According to Sam, the first rule of any networking event is to Be on Time! She then asked the timeless question: What is your fear about networking? Naturally, people’s biggest fears related to their confidence in their knowledge about relevant topics to discuss, the awkwardness of selling yourself to someone in a high position, and not having anything in common with the person with whom you are speaking.


Sam eased concerns as she explained that having a successful networking experience does not depend on being a social butterfly. Proper networking is about making connections and building professional relationships. She recommended Kate Griffin’s ‘Human to Human Networking’. Sam reminded us that at the end of the day the CEO or Vice President of a company is human too, and asking for an informational interview is always a good idea. Trying to get to know someone professionally is a process and networking is building long-term relationships. Don’t be afraid to e-mail the person you really want to meet to start the conversation.


Posted by Emily Taubenblatt in Blog

July Forum: Spotlight on Parks – Bigger and Better

July 14, 2017

Two NYC Parks Expanding Park Area by Almost 8.5 Square Miles!


Central Park, at a mere 1.31 square miles, is nothing in comparison to Freshkills Park and the Hudson River Parks Conservancy – two giants that are each over 4 square miles. NYC has been expanding park areas for decades, and these are two great examples of the repurposing of areas that many thought would never recover. Today, one is a shining example of success, the second might become one of our great wildlife sanctuaries…..who knew? Come listen to these two highly dedicated Parks experts, as they explain the day-to-day operations in their parks.


Hudson River Park


Freshkills Park


Date: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Place: Fujitsu General America, 1450 Broadway, 42nd floor, New York, NY 10018


Register Here!



July 8, 2017




Discover how one of the City’s largest landmark properties is becoming more sustainable and socially responsible. Join GreenHomeNYC as we tour the rooftop farm at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea! RXR Realty, owner and manager of the building since 2011, has rolled out a plan to be a leader in energy conservation and general sustainability within the Chelsea community. This year marked the official opening of the rooftop farm; a CSA for tenants in the building; and on-site composting. Take a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about these programs as well as plans for the future of the Starrett-Lehigh.  Register early for a discount!


Date/Time: Thursday, July 13th @ 5:30pm


Location: 601 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001


Cost: $10 Early Bird, $15 Procrastinator

Register Today!

Posted by jbonomo in Blog

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