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Monthly Forum: Sustainable Fashion Panel

October 31, 2019


GreenHomeNYC and the NYC Fair Trade Coalition bring you a curated panel discussion on sustainable fashion. While the fashion industry and its practices have been shifting more into public awareness, the challenges to better the industry are great. Through the lens of design, community organizing, and science, our panelists will touch on their own work, progress made within the industry and the issues they are working to tackle. This panel will be moderated by Nataliya Makulova, Founder of Conscious Fashion Tech. Come along to November’s forum with your questions ready!


In addition, a volunteer orientation will take place right before the event, starting at 6 PM. If you’re interested in joining GreenHomeNYC as a volunteer, please sign up at


Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Fujitsu Airstage | 1450 Broadway | 42nd Floor | New York, NY 10018


Speakers for the event will include:

[Moderator] Nataliya Makulova // Founder, Balanced Fashion

Deanna Ansara // Owner/Designer, Vincetta

Andrea Reyes // Chair, NYC Fair Trade Coalition & Founder, A. Bernadette

Daniela Blanco // PhD Candidate, NYU Tandon School of Engineering & Co-Founder, Sunthetics

Ozgem Ornektekin // Founder, KO2 Consulting & Petit Pas


Click here to register



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Green Careers September Recap: Careers Paths to Energy Efficient Buildings

October 28, 2019

By Elena Weissmann

Photo by Alicja Osinska

On September 10, 2019, the GreenHomeNYC community gathered at GROHE to learn from industry experts about jobs in the energy efficient buildings arena here in New York City. We were lucky to be joined by Elizabeth Taveras of the NYC Division of Energy Management (DEM), Daquan Dennis from the CUNY Building Performance Lab, and Mina Agarabi of Agarabi Engineering PLLC.


Elizabeth, Daquan, and Mina gave participants a glimpse into a day in the life at their current workplaces, an understanding of the journeys that took them there, and advice on how participants might navigate their own journeys into this growing field. They also addressed the impact New York City’s new Local Law 97 will have on both careers and culture in the city’s buildings. (more…)

Green Careers August Recap: Careers in Academia

October 26, 2019

By Carl Hourihan


Photo by Ross Jaffe


On August 13, 2019, Green Careers hosted a varied panel of professionals in academia to share their career journeys. While their paths each took a different direction, the three speakers had two things in common: their paths all had many twists and turns, and they all navigated their voyages with passion and perseverance as their compass.



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{Green Careers} October: Government Edition

October 17, 2019

NYC and NY state are taking many steps toward greening our city, and to ensure they happen there are a slew of government agencies who are involved in carrying them out. Different public agencies focus on different actions and it can be difficult to see how to get involved and which agency would be best suited for your transferable skills and career transition.

Come join us at GROHE Live! for a panel discussion + Q&A from individuals who work at the nexus of government and sustainability. This is your opportunity to ask the professionals about their career history and how you too could possibly transition your career into green-related policy work.

Speakers include:

Elizabeth Kelly: a Senior Policy Advisor in the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability driving policy and programs to reduce GHG emissions in the built environment.

Bryan Simpson: a Project Manager at the NYC Department of Administrative Services, Division of Energy Management. He oversees capital project development as well as implementation for capital energy efficiency projects in city owned buildings, with an emphasis on deep energy retrofits.

Hannah Doherty: a policy analyst with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Integrated Water Management Group, working on innovative solutions to the City’s urban water challenges. She has nearly ten years’ experience in water sustainability having worked in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Tarek Arafat: a Program Manager of the Monitoring-based Load Management Program for Energy Management, at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services focusing on a GHG reduction initiative for hundreds of real-time monitored municipal buildings.


Date: Tuesday, October 29th Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Location: GROHE, 160 Fifth Avenue (Entrance on 21st), Floor 4, New York, NY

Posted by GreenHomeNYC Green Careers in Blog

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