September 30, 2019

Monthly Forum: The Heart of the NYC Green New Deal – LL97

New York City recently enacted one of the most revolutionary initiatives in its history, aimed at reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Mobilization Act (nicknamed by some as “a Green New Deal for New York City”) significantly limits carbon emissions for most buildings larger than 25,000 square feet. The centerpiece, known as Local. Read more…

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September 25, 2019

Green Building Tour: SIMS Municipal Recycling Plant

Join GreenHomeNYC for a tour of the SIMS municipal recycling plant in Sunset Park.   The 11-acre Brooklyn sorting facility features a Recycling Education Center that includes a theater, interactive exhibits, lunch space, and an outdoor patio. Experience the state-of-the-art sorting process from an elevated observation deck above hundreds of tons of recyclables that came. Read more…

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September 21, 2019

The Green New Deal and it’s Journey at the Local Level

By Melanie Mason   Last winter, legislation for a Green New Deal (GND) was written, and activists and politicians have been working to push the political agenda that aims to combat climate change. The charge was originally led by the Sunrise Movement, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), and Senator Ed Markey. (For more background on the. Read more…

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September 12, 2019

Talking Trash

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. Read more…

September 10, 2019

Monthly Forum: Diversity in Green PechaKucha

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. Read more…

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September 5, 2019

{Green Careers} September: Energy Efficient Building Operations

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.. Read more…

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September 4, 2019

Recap: Tour of the East River Compost Yard

  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. Read more…

August 19, 2019

Recap of July Forum: Transporting the City Sustainably

By Jenny Dranetz   New York City is regarded as one of the best American cities for public transportation. GreenHomeNYC’s July Monthly Forum focused on the sustainability of the city’s mass transit, a system that moves over 5 million people each day. The three speakers shared insights into how government, architecture, design and planning come. Read more…

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August 5, 2019

Green Careers August: Sustainable Career Tracks Panel: Academia / Research Edition

Have you ever wondered how a career in sustainability and energy efficiency might intersect with education and academics?  Well look no further!   For our August meet-up, the Green Careers group has invited sustainability professionals with various roles in the Education and Academics sector to discuss their careers. Come hear from the following sustainability professionals:   Nadia Elrokhsy,. Read more…

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August 2, 2019

Special Tour: Lower East Side Ecology Center Compost Yard

Join GreenHomeNYC as we tour one of New York City’s oldest community composting sites. The Lower East Side Ecology Center, in partnership with the NYC Compost Project, diverts over 450 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Get a first hand look at how your banana peels and other food scraps are turned into nutrient-rich. Read more…

Posted by Jim Henderson in Blog, Green Building Tours