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{Green Careers} July 2019: SCT Panel: Waste Reduction & Management

July 3, 2019

“Reduce, reuse and recycle.” Have you ever wanted to take this important sustainability action from a personal level to a career level? GreenHomeNYC is hosting a sustainable career tracks panel focused on waste reduction and management. Come hear these NYC based professionals share how they came into this field, their experience and general thoughts on the importance of waste reduction and management.


Our guest speakers will include:
Amy Marpman – Zero Waste Consultant
Robert Lee – Founder of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Emily Gove – Head of Sustainability with BMS

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm with networking afterwards
Location: GROHE, 160 Fifth Avenue (Entrance on 21st), Floor 4, New York, NY

Note: To respect the time of our speakers and guests, the event will start promptly at 6:30.
Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

Posted by GreenHomeNYC Green Careers in Blog

July Forum: Transporting the City Sustainably

June 28, 2019



NYC is often regarded as one of the best American cities for public transportation due to its extensive and complex network of subways, buses, and ferries that move over 5 million people per day. But there is an enormous need to increase the safety, energy efficiency, and resiliency of this system. In order to meet the city’s growth and mobility needs for the coming decades, the MTA and other transit bodies of the city must undergo a green transformation to meet low-carbon transit goals while also expanding the ridership capacity to accommodate millions of new passengers. Policy makers must simultaneously legislate proactively and rapidly in order to take on these challenges. Come to the July forum to learn about the impacts from congestion pricing regulations, MTA initiatives, and more.


Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Fujitsu Airstage – 1450 Broadway, 42nd Fl, New York, NY 10018


Click here to register!


We highly encourage attendees to register in advance, as fees increase at the door. If registering at the door, credit/debit card is strongly preferred.


Speakers for the event will include:

Thomas Abdallah, P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP, Deputy Vice President and Chief Environmental Engineer, MTA New York City Transit


Jeffrey Dugan, AIA, Principal, Dattner Architects and Co-Chair AIANY Transportation + Infrastructure Committee


Maulin Mehta, AICP, Senior Associate, State Programs & Advocacy, Regional Plan Association


Posted by GreenHomeNYC Forums in Blog, Monthly Forum

Green Careers: Presentation Skills Workshop Recap

June 27, 2019

By Melanie Mason

On Tuesday, June 11th, GreenHome NYC was excited to host one of our board members, Paul Reale, to lead a workshop on presentation skills. Paul is also the Director of Building Operations Research and Training at CUNY Building Performance Lab. He shared his experience presenting in various settings, including conferences and classrooms, and brought enthusiasm and expertise to a group of young professionals looking to further their skills. For those who missed this interactive workshop, you can check out Paul’s 13 pieces of advice here:

Posted by GreenHomeNYC Green Careers in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

Resilient Cities Take On Our Changing Climate

June 19, 2019

By Radhna Saxena


‘A planet being pushed to the edge will eventually turn on us’ – Marco Lambertini

Cities all over the world are experiencing drastic changes in average temperatures and an increase in extreme weather events, such as more frequent and stronger storms. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, by 2050, the average temperature in NY is expected to increase by 5°F; the number of annual heat waves are expected to triple to about seven a year; and the annual precipitation is expected to increase between 4% and 13% from what it is today. With climate change a stark reality now, it is imperative to address the vulnerability of cities to the consequences of imminent climate disasters. A good resiliency plan would anticipate future disasters, absorb shocks if calamities occur, and enable recovery from climate stresses.


Posted by Pam Berns in Blog

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