Tag: educational-resources

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…

March 29, 2016

Growing Trend: Agriculture in Our New York City Schools

by Megan Nordgrén   It no longer seems strange to hear that children in New York City public schools are growing their own food; in fact, it has almost become the new norm. Of the 1800 public schools in the city, nearly one-third now have school gardens registered with GrowNYC, and this number has been. Read more…

March 28, 2016

Diversity in Green: A Panel Discussion with Green Professionals and Diversity Experts

Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse — but although great strides have been made in the past few years, there are still many barriers and additional hurdles that traditionally underrepresented populations may face when searching for employment.   Join green professionals and diversity experts for a panel discussion on diversity in today’s green workforce. This. Read more…

February 24, 2016

{Green Careers} February 2016 Recap – Green Financing & Incentives

By Keith Wong   With the increasing demand in the green building industry for professionals who know how to make use of tax credits, grants, and unique financing options, green financing has become an important and viable career path. February’s Green Careers meet-up, held at Steven Winter Associates, focused on the green financing and incentives. Read more…

February 23, 2016

Don’t Miss the BuildingEnergy Boston 2016 Conference

By: F. L. Andrew Padian It may be hard to believe, but NESEA’s Building Energy Conference is less than 2 weeks away, March 8-10.  Yes, another year has passed.  We’re sending you a heads up on five session to see at a minimum.  There are other reasons to come, but these are mine.  To sweeten the. Read more…

January 5, 2016

{Green Careers} : Kick off 2016 at our Professional Certifications Event on January 12

As the sustainable building and energy efficiency field grows, so do the possible professional accreditations for people in or entering the industry. Green Careers will start off the New Year with a discussion about these professional certifications and exams. Come and learn what’s out there and why each is important for a particular career path.  . Read more…

September 10, 2015

Sustainability Degrees

        So you think green becomes you and you’d like to explore a career in sustainability?  The first step may be getting a degree from a leading college or university.   Sustainability is a fast-growing field with many specializations to pursue in science, design, business, public policy and technology.  Get an overview of career. Read more…

March 13, 2010

Reading up on going green

GreenHomeNYC’s Green Careers Transition team is putting together a reading list – check out their previous selections. Continuing the series, GreenHomeNYC volunteer Mary Tchamkina takes a look at books that might help to motivate and guide your career transition.

March 11, 2010

Reading green, naturally, sustainably

GreenHomeNYC’s Green Careers Transition team is putting together a reading list – check out their previous selections. Continuing the series, GreenHomeNYC volunteer Mary Tchamkina takes a look at six books on designing in harmony with nature.

March 3, 2010

Three Books: Farming, Gardening, Epidemics and the Green Building

Yikes!  You are probably wondering what any of these have to do with green buildings!  Not to worry! One Straw Revolution by Masonobu Fukuoka, Gaia’s Garden, Second Edition: A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway and Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell each explore in various contexts,. Read more…