May 5, 2021

Green Careers May: Sustainable Transportation

It’s no secret that transportation is one of the largest hurdles when it comes to climate change. With over 25% of US emissions coming from transportation there are opportunities for private companies and public agencies alike. Come hear about sustainable careers in public transit, bike sharing, and electric vehicles!

May 4, 2021

Monthly Forum: The Future of NYC’s Streetscape

With the mayoral elections coming up and a multi-billion dollar federal infrastructure funding on the horizon, 2021 is a pivotal year in NYC. There is a lot of potential for real change on the Streets of New York. There has been significant progression in making our streets more equitable and sustainable over the last year,. Read more…

April 30, 2021

Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’

By Raul Larios A climate crisis is looming to be sure, but don’t let the sun catch you cryin’, as the title of the Ray Charles song says. That’s because New York City can do its part, in a very big way, to help prevent it.

April 29, 2021

How Has NYC Transportation Changed Post COVID?

By Tamanna Mohapatra “The Hudson River Park Trust will be getting $5 million in state funding to build a two-block bicycle and pedestrian path along the West Side Highway.” “The Empire State Trail; a 750-mile network of space for bicyclists, hikers, runners, and others is now complete.” These recent headlines are seemingly good news, but. Read more…

April 4, 2021

Green Tours – Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center (JBENC)

We are excited to offer a virtual tour of the Net Zero Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center (JBENC). The JBENC, located at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, NY is the first interactive education center within the New York State Parks system. This unique environmental education center specifically addresses the role of human energy. Read more…

April 3, 2021

Monthly Forum: How Has COVID-19 Impacted Energy Use?

When COVID-19 hit, the virus not only infected bodies, but also homes. Our kitchens, bedrooms, even bathrooms became office spaces as people had to suddenly cram both work and leisure into the same place. This change drastically altered the distribution of energy usage across the city (and the world) as office buildings emptied and people. Read more…

March 31, 2021

Getting Back Out: A City Dweller’s COVID Reflection on Nature in Place

By Pamela Berns In the lushness and vastness of the Western wilderness, the city dweller’s daily fight for blades of grass, open skies, and majestic mountains feels more like a calling than a battle. The city, with its tall buildings slicing the sky into slivers, darkening the streets long before sunset, can overwhelm with cynicism.. Read more…

The Real Facts of Food Waste

By Tamanna Mohapatra The Irish philosopher Edmund Burke once said; “Facts are to the mind what food is to the body”. Essential. Let us, therefore, begin with some essential facts.  Beware, these facts may kill your appetite.  Worldwide, up to 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted globally each year, almost 1/3rd of the 3 billion produced. This is. Read more…

February 26, 2021

Diversity: The Cornerstone of a New Green Economy

By Salmata Kaba   WOMEN and BIPOC people have long faced the constant task of creating space for themselves within a greater entity. As the world begins to take more aggressive action to address the dire need for sustainability, it’s also becoming increasingly apparent that diversity will play a critical role in tackling this imperative.. Read more…

WELL Buildings Pave the Way to a Post-COVID Built Environment

By Tamanna Mohapatra   At what cost are we willing to work in buildings that don’t prioritize our well-being?  This may well be a question we no longer need to worry about. This past January, we got some good  news about the launch of IWBI’s new Health Safety-Seal that could improve health and safety in. Read more…