July 14, 2020
Monthly Forum: Urban Heat Island and COVID-19 – A Perfect Storm?
Summer in the City: Urban Heat Island, Environmental Justice and Covid 19– a Perfect Storm?Temperatures this summer are rising to uncomfortable levels. But what policies are in place to assist people who are confined to small, crowded apartments, with inadequate ventilation and no air conditioning —or unaffordable air conditioning—in the case of a heat wave? What are the environmental justice issues that should be considered, since traditional practices like opening community centers and shelters may be contraindicated in the era of Covid? What populations are being disproportionately affected by urban heat and climate change? Please join Adriana Espinoza, Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate Policy and Programs, who will speak about environmental justice from a macro level, and how systemic inequality and environmental racism has created the disparities that exists in the City today. She will also discuss how the City plans to better incorporate equity and EJ into the city climate decision-making. To dive deeper into the conversation, Mike Harrington, Assistant Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, will speak about the historical inequalities of urban heat island impacts on communities and some possible solutions from a policy and design perspective. He will also share some of the lessons learned from personal experience and the recently released “Turning the Heat” report that he co-authored as part of the Urban Design Forum’s Forefront Fellowship. Sonal Jessel, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, will discuss what makes extreme heat a public health issue, why there are inequities in impact, and how communities cope. She will also highlight particular challenges that exist for vulnerable populations this summer due to COVID-19.
Here is the Link to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monthly-forum-urban-heat-island-and-covid-19-a-perfect-storm-tickets-111864495718Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Place: Online REGISTER HERE! (more…)
May 28, 2020
Monthly Forum: Sustainability in the 2020 Election Cycle (Virtual Edition)APPLY NOW!
Speakers for this event include:
Joshua Klainberg /// Senior Vice President, New York League of Conservation Voters
Cecil Corbin-Mark /// Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT)
Ese Olumhense /// Reporter for THE CITY
May 9, 2020
Monthly Forum: Virtual Edition – Quantifying Climate ChangeQuantifying the effects of climate change can be a daunting task to even the brightest scientific minds! To help demystify this complex topic, GreenHomeNYC is bringing leading climate change experts together to discuss their most recent efforts around quantifying our changing environment, and what it means for New York City. Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Place: Online Speakers at this event will include: Susan Golden /// Environmental educator and member of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps Luis Ortiz /// Postdoctoral research fellow with the Urban Systems Lab at The New School Peter Marsters /// Research Associate at the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy REGISTER HERE! (more…)
January 25, 2020
Monthly Forum: Sustainable Food TrendsWhat’s new in food? How can we create a more sustainable food ecosystem that addresses the environmental, social, and financial realities of the impact of food on our environment? Come join GreenHomeNYC on Wednesday, February 19th, for the February forum, Sustainable Food Trends, where we’ll be exploring trends and innovations that are curbing food waste, pushing the limits on plant-based diets, eliminating food packaging, farming indoors through aeroponics, and lowering the carbon footprint of what’s in your plate.
This event will have some exciting surprises. Here’s a sneak peak:
**Food for All will be giving away a free meal code
**Imperfect Foods will have a raffle for a free box of produceIn addition, a volunteer orientation will take place right before the event, starting at 6 PM. If you’re interested in joining GreenHomeNYC as a volunteer, please sign up at http://greenhomenyc.org/get-involved/ Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Place: WeWork – Tower 49, 12 E 49th Street, 18th Floor Speakers for the event will include: Matthew Hayek // Assitant Professor at New York University, Department of Environmental Studies Andy Rose // Supply Chain Planner at Loop Sabine Valenga // Co-Founder at Food for All Emily Gee // Marketing and Communications Manager, AeroFarms
More speakers to be announced.Register here! (more…)
December 26, 2019
Monthly Forum: Green Catwalk 2020
GreenHomeNYC Forums Planning Committee wishes you a Happy New Year!
Our first GreenhomeNYC forum for 2020 will be our annual Green Catwalk. There is a diverse lineup of speakers from various industries that will discuss new trends, technologies, innovations, and projects in the environmental sustainability sphere. Our speakers’ professions range from research coordinators, architects, energy and sustainability entrepreneurs, and product consultants, among others.
This year topics include:NYC 80 x 50 plan Local Laws/CMA and the importance of tenant engagement high-performance sustainability districts in Brooklyn and Manhattan advanced daylighting building technology electric vehicle incentives and charging stations planning for electric vehicles in multi-family and commercial contexts what happens when toy design meets solar panels
Tom Sahagian, Independent Energy-Efficiency Consultant
Frank Maricic NYC 2030 Districts
Haym Gross NYC 2030 Districts
Jeremy Latriano, 475 High Performance Building Supply
Lidia Henderson, Empire Clean Cities
Amina Hassen, WXY Studio
Krystal Persaud, Grouphug
Join us this Wednesday January 15 at the Fujitsu Airstage!
October 31, 2019
Monthly Forum: Sustainable Fashion PanelGreenHomeNYC and the NYC Fair Trade Coalition bring you a curated panel discussion on sustainable fashion. While the fashion industry and its practices have been shifting more into public awareness, the challenges to better the industry are great. Through the lens of design, community organizing, and science, our panelists will touch on their own work, progress made within the industry and the issues they are working to tackle. This panel will be moderated by Nataliya Makulova, Founder of Conscious Fashion Tech. Come along to November’s forum with your questions ready! In addition, a volunteer orientation will take place right before the event, starting at 6 PM. If you’re interested in joining GreenHomeNYC as a volunteer, please sign up at http://greenhomenyc.org/get-involved/ Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Place: Fujitsu Airstage | 1450 Broadway | 42nd Floor | New York, NY 10018 Speakers for the event will include: [Moderator] Nataliya Makulova // Founder, Balanced Fashion Deanna Ansara // Owner/Designer, Vincetta Andrea Reyes // Chair, NYC Fair Trade Coalition & Founder, A. Bernadette Daniela Blanco // PhD Candidate, NYU Tandon School of Engineering & Co-Founder, Sunthetics
Ozgem Ornektekin // Founder, KO2 Consulting & Petit PasClick here to register (more…)