November 26, 2020

GreenHomeNYC’s Pandemic Pivot Proves the Power of Commitment and Community

By Melanie Mason   We have spent the better part of our year in throes of the COVID-19 pandemic—social distancing, Zooming, washing our hands like crazy, and carrying out GreenHomeNYC’s mission from the kitchen table. This has almost begun to feel like a normal part of our routines. But at the beginning of the lockdowns. Read more…

November 24, 2020

At Home for the Holidays: Sustainable and Safe

By Pamela Berns   Covid-19 has created disruptions in all aspects of our lives, challenging us to change our habits and lifestyles, only to have to change them yet again. “Pivot” and “shift” have become the buzzwords of 2020, and although it’s been exhausting, one might even say we’ve gotten enough practice to be become. Read more…

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Indigenous Peoples: Centuries of Sustainable Living 

By Alexa Roccanova   Amidst a convergence of contemporary crises, private and public actors alike have championed sustainability as the ultimate goal for an environmentally, socially, and economically sound future. We’ve witnessed an inundation of seemingly “sustainable” alternatives for products, technologies, lifestyles, and systems that pose only slightly better versions of the status-quo — alternatives. Read more…

November 9, 2020

Viewpoint: Getting Back to Paris

By Evan Mason   In all the confusion and excitement of the post-election drama, some of us may have missed a piece of important news: the day after Election Day, the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement became official. But that doesn’t mean it became permanent.   According to the NY Times, President-Elect Biden plans. Read more…

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November 6, 2020

Monthly Forum – Ventilation, Airsealing and COVID-19

Staying Safe Without Wasting Energy   Please join GreenHomeNYC at this month’s Forums event for a panel discussion + Q&A to learn about the latest Covid-19 guidance from these respected mechanical engineers.   This month’s forum will focus on how to ensure living spaces are properly ventilated — an increasingly important issue as we enter. Read more…

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Ventilation and Air Quality in our Apartments in the COVID-19 Era

By Salmata Kaba   As we enter the ninth month of Covid-19 and transition to a cold-weather version of the “new normal” we are all trying to digest the advice that we are reading in order to stay healthy indoors.   Experts say increased ventilation and air filtration are key to maintaining indoor air quality. Read more…

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November 5, 2020

GreenHomeNYC Virtual Tour: Can We Fix Everything? Bring Sustainability Home

Join Sandra Goldmark, Barnard professor and author of Fixation: How to Have Stuff without Breaking the Planet, for a quarantine-tour of her home.   Here’s an excerpt from the book:     “We know that as humans, we need stuff; we are deeply entangled with it. And we know that stuff can be a good. Read more…

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November 3, 2020

Climate Week 2020 Highlight: Project Drawdown

By Tamanna Mohapatra   Imagine a city as a sanctuary for nature, solar panels on all buildings, no need for cars, and regenerative farming practiced everywhere. So began “Drawdown 2020: The Time is Now,” a Climate Week NYC  talk sponsored by Ethical NYC, Drawdown NYC, 350NYC, and Climate Reality NYC in September of 2020.  . Read more…

October 22, 2020

Remembering Cecil Corbin-Mark

It is with deep sadness that we convey that Cecil Corbin-Mark, the Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice passed away on October 15, 2020.   When we reached out to Cecil to ask him to speak at GHNYC’s June forum on “Sustainability in the 2020 Election Cycle,” in. Read more…

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October 19, 2020

Election Days are Upon Us!

Election Day is November 3, but you can act sooner!     Registered Voters in New York State, don’t miss these deadlines! Apply for Your Ballot by October 27! The quickest and simplest way to request your ballot is by going to the Absentee Ballot Application Portal. You can find other options for ordering for your. Read more…

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