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September 12, 2019

Forums Recap: Recycling Today, How It Works and What You Can Do To Improve It


By Pamela Berns


If you’re a New Yorker who actively recycles, you probably know that when it comes to recycling in New York City, tissues count as garbage, not paper, ice cream containers can’t be recycled, and film plastics, such as grocery and freezer bags, shouldn’t share a bin with rigid plastics. You’re no doubt aware that you should donate hard cover books and old vinyl records not only so others can enjoy them as much as you did, but because they’re not recyclable in NYC’s recycling program. And you certainly know that New Yorkers recycle not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the law.


How’d you do?  If you missed our August Monthly Forum, read on to learn what you need to know to fulfill your Zero Waste pledge in New York City. (more…)

Monthly Forum: Diversity in Green PechaKucha

September 10, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18th, GreenHomeNYC will hold it’s monthly forum on Diversity in Green. This is a special “PechaKucha” style forum in which all presentations will be 20 slides at 20 seconds each to tell a story about that speaker.


At this month’s forum we will look at and hear from the people working with and for organizations with green missions and learn about what they have experienced trying to break the “Green Ceiling” to form a more diverse industry. From people of different races, genders or disabilities to people outside of the traditional “green career path” and beyond, we will hear their stories in photos and words.


Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time:  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: WeWork, 12 East 49th St, 18th floor, New York, NY 10017


Speakers for the event will include:

Samantha Yost

Annmarie Bhola, CEO, Enhanced Building Solutions

Daphany Rose Sanchez

Leslie Ke Liu

Jill Lanier

Rose Fathers, Account Manager, Sweeten

Chante Harris, Co-Founder, WOC/CS and Vice President, Capalino+Company

Jordana Vasquez, Co-Founder, WOC/CS +  Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Professional


Please join us for what should be an interesting and honest conversation from people with first hand experiences in this topic!


Register Here!

Posted by GreenHomeNYC Forums in Blog, Monthly Forum

{Green Careers} September: Energy Efficient Building Operations

September 5, 2019

Ever wonder how buildings operate? Want to learn more about the people behind them? Our September Green Careers panel will feature experts in energy-efficient building operations. Come learn about how building performance works and what making them more efficient entails.

Our guest speakers this month include:

Daquan Dennis – Team Manager, CUNY Building Performance Lab.
Elizabeth Taveras – Load Management Associate Engineer, NYCAS DEM.

Date: Tuesday September 10, 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.

Register here!

Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

Posted by GreenHomeNYC Green Careers in Blog

Recap: Tour of the East River Compost Yard

September 4, 2019


By Jonathan Oriondo


On August 15th, GreenHomeNYC hosted a tour of the East River Compost Yard in Manhattan, where participants learned what it takes to compost on a community-wide scale. Lia Lucero, the outreach coordinator for NYC Compost Project, personally guided us throughout the site. 


At first glance it was not obvious that this facility’s main goal was community education. Right on the river, in the middle of a park, this place was huge! There were piles of compost at various stages of the digestion process. Most of the facility was outdoors with a small administrative building towards the road, and it was all surrounded by a formidable fence. It was very impressive—even the smell.  (more…)

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