September 22, 2020

Your Vote is Your Voice!

Be sure it’s heard in the 2020 Election! by Pamela Berns     The November election may be the most important election in our nation’s history and for our planet’s future, and Covid-19 does not need to be a deterrent.   This year registered voters in New York State have three options: Absentee mail-in ballot. Read more…

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Urban Gardners Get Ready for the Fall Harvest

By Tamanna Mohapatra and Pamela Berns   After a long spring and summer of streaming and one too many Zooms, many city dwellers started craving something three-dimensional, organic and more nurturing to the body and soul. One therapy that emerged was growing our own herbs and vegetables at home—or at least trying to. We’ve used. Read more…

September 10, 2020

Monthly Forum: Material Impacts on Indoor Air Quality and the Environment

We spend 90% of our lives indoors, as reported by a 2001 EPA-funded study. Flash forward to 2020, it’s safe to say that we have been indoors even more lately. But what you may not know is that your interior finishes and furniture may contribute to toxic indoor air quality in your home or office.. Read more…

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September 1, 2020

Materials Matter

By Lara Pes   We are all materialists. Whether we are choosing or using clothing or food containers, building blocks or paving, at every moment a wide range of materials are an integral part of our lives. Technology has allowed creation of sophisticated materials with specific characteristics, with improvements usually driven by a desire for. Read more…

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August 31, 2020

{Green Careers} September 2020 Sustainable Non-Profit

Interested in the Sustainability Non-Profit Sector? Join us for a panel on Non-Profits!   When sustainability challenges fall outside the domain of market solutions, who is there to provide redress? Non-profits can satisfy energy and environmental problems of great import that financial interest may ignore. Come learn lessons from professionals experienced in navigating careers in. Read more…

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August 30, 2020

Sustainability Nonprofits: Jobs with a Purpose

By Kirstie Dabbs   Jobs in sustainability can be found in all sectors, from corporate to policy to nonprofit. Unlike government and for-profit organizations, nonprofits are specifically structured to serve a public benefit through their core mission, which all their activities are meant to support. This structure gives employees the opportunity to bring their values. Read more…

August 27, 2020

The Divestment Movement

Will Fossil Fuel Divestment Usher in a New Era of Sustainable Growth?   By Melanie Mason   The fossil fuel divestment movement is gaining momentum as a large scale energy transition is underway. Over the past 5 years, major players have begun to divest from the fossil fuel industry and many financial analysts and environmentalists. Read more…

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August 22, 2020

Book Review: Silent Spring

Rachel Carson’s Groundbreaking Book Still Speaks to Us Today By Tamanna Mohapatra   “In nature nothing exists alone.”    This quote of Rachel Carson’s perfectly sums up the lessons from her groundbreaking book Silent Spring. First published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962, the book was published in September. Read more…

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August 7, 2020

Do the Math: Green Careers in Finance

Speaker Profile of EnterSolar’s Zaira Akhmedova
   By Pamela Berns   Seven seems to be an auspicious number for Zaira Akhmedova. Her professional journey spanned seven years as she made her way from a degree in finance and accounting to her current position as Financial Strategy Manager at EnterSolar, one of the largest commercial solar developers. Read more…

August 3, 2020

{Green Careers} August – Green Finance

Join us for our August 2020 Green Careers webinar for a panel discussion + Q&A with people working in green financing As the famous saying goes, “Follow the money”. Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects require financing, and there are many different ways to create a loan. This is an often overlooked puzzle piece for. Read more…

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