Tag: sustainability

January 9, 2018

November Forum Recap: Innovations in Transportation: Mobility in Smart Cities

by Jenny Nicolas   The GreenHomeNYC November Forum held at the Hafele America showroom showcased a panel of four thought-leaders, who provided insight on the current status of New York City’s mobility and addressed innovative solutions to create a truly Smart City. The panelists discussed exciting projects and cutting edge technology that will help cities. Read more…

December 27, 2017

2017 Volunteer of the Year: Gregory Thomas

GreenHomeNYC has many dedicated volunteers who contribute their talents to make our educational events a success.  In 2017, the Board of Directors recognized one particular volunteer for his significant contributions to our organization over the last several years.   We’re pleased to announce our 2017 Volunteer of the Year is Gregory Thomas. Gregory joined us. Read more…

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December 4, 2017

GreenHomeNYC Year in Review: Taking on the Environmental Challenge

by Pamela Berns   It’s been a year marked by extreme weather events, with hurricanes, fires, droughts, and flooding all across the globe. In the United States we saw Houston drown and Santa Rosa burn just a few months after Trump’s pullout from the Paris agreement in June. Climate advocacy groups, local policy makers, corporations,. Read more…

December 3, 2017

NYC’s 80 x 50 Goal: Is it Realistic? How Do We Get There?

By: Tom Sahagian   As you probably know, “80×50” means reducing greenhouse gases produced in New York City 80 percent by the year 2050. As a practical matter this almost certainly means we must reduce the combustion of fossil fuels by 80 percent — either by increasing energy efficiency or by increasing the amount of. Read more…

November 28, 2017

September Forum Recap: Spotlight on Hudson Yards

by Jennifer Urrutia     Residents of the New York City “concrete jungle” are no strangers to construction and development. And while development is booming in New York City, there has never been a project quite like Hudson Yards, the largest private development in the history of the United States.  Hudson Yards is located in Midtown. Read more…

November 27, 2017

October Forum Recap: Women of Green

by Claire Brown   During GreenHomeNYC’s October Forum, eight women of green led us on a tour of their green building career paths. Through the Pecha Kucha style of presentation, the speakers used timed-slides to guide us through their search for their dream careers in engineering, sustainable design, new construction, and more. In addition to. Read more…

November 2, 2017

Growing Trend: Sustainable Science in New York City Schools

by Megan Nordgrén   While the federal government currently eschews all mention of climate change, more and more New York City schools are embracing sustainability education. One such opportunity for a solid STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program is turning students into urban farmers, as they learn the mandated science standards.   The Greenhouse. Read more…

August 31, 2017

Recycling the Unrecyclable

by Lisa Bonanate   One of the challenges facing recycling efforts is that only certain waste can be recycled while the rest is thrown away, generating massive amounts of garbage in landfills. Figuring out what can be recycled and where to dispose of it may cause well-intentioned consumers and businesses to throw their hands up. Read more…

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July 26, 2017

July Forum Recap: Spotlight on Parks – Bigger and Better

By Sunitha Sarveswaran   One of the classic New York City tourist destinations is Central Park, a landmark of innovation in landscape architecture and engineering. However, most tourists and maybe a few residents may not be aware of other equally inspiring parks located in New York City. During the GreenhomeNYC July Forum, Eloise Hirsh, President. Read more…

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

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.”. Read more…