May 9, 2020

Monthly Forum: Virtual Edition – Quantifying Climate Change

Quantifying 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 Trends

Photo Credit: Entrepreneurial Chef at

Photo Credit: Entrepreneurial Chef at

  What’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 produce

  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   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.

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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


Presenters include:

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 Panel

  GreenHomeNYC 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   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 Pas

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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 Law 97, compels medium-to-large building owners to reduce emissions by, typically, around 40% by 2030. With nearly 60% of these buildings being residential, many of our homes are about to undergo significant transformation.     This month’s Forum will focus on LL97 and its impact on NYC’s residential buildings. How will it affect where YOU live? * How will management comply with LL97 in your building? * How will it affect your wallet, your building’s amenities and your quality of life at home? * How will it affect affordable and rent-regulated buildings?   Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Place: Knoll Showroom, 1330 Ave of the Americas, 2nd floor, New York, NY, 10019   REGISTER HERE!   (more…)

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 plastics, such as grocery and freezer bags, shouldn’t share a bin with rigid plastics. You’re no doubt aware that you should donate hard cover books and old vinyl records not only so others can enjoy them as much as you did, but because they’re not recyclable in NYC’s recycling program. And you certainly know that New Yorkers recycle not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the law.   How’d you do?  If you missed our August Monthly Forum, read on to learn what you need to know to fulfill your Zero Waste pledge in New York City. (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 with and for organizations with green missions and learn about what they have experienced trying to break the “Green Ceiling” to form a more diverse industry. From people of different races, genders or disabilities to people outside of the traditional “green career path” and beyond, we will hear their stories in photos and words.   Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Time:  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Place: WeWork, 12 East 49th St, 18th floor, New York, NY 10017   Speakers for the event will include: Samantha Yost Annmarie Bhola, CEO, Enhanced Building Solutions Daphany Rose Sanchez Leslie Ke Liu Jill Lanier Rose Fathers, Account Manager, Sweeten Chante Harris, Co-Founder, WOC/CS and Vice President, Capalino+Company Jordana Vasquez, Co-Founder, WOC/CS +  Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Professional   Please join us for what should be an interesting and honest conversation from people with first hand experiences in this topic!   Register Here!

July 31, 2019

Monthly Forum: Recycling Today: How It works and What You Can Do To Improve It

The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) picks up over 10,000 tons of garbage and recycling each day!  There’s a lot of things that you throw out each day that can be recycled– about 77% of your waste – that you are not aware of.  On top of that, some of the recycling in New York City is done so efficiently, it will literally recycle your entire brain about the possibilities.   Please join us to meet two of our best urban recycling leaders so you can become a better leader of the NYC and world recycling community.   Register Here   (more…)

July 25, 2019

Monthly Forum Recap: Water Energy Nexus

June Forum Recap: Water Energy Nexus: Opportunities in our Water and Wastewaster Infrastructure By Evan Mason, LEED GA
  On June 19, 2019, GreenHomeNYC hosted a forum on the Water/Energy Nexus. We are used to thinking about energy and water conservation, but we often overlook the fact that conveying water to us uses electricity. Our two speakers helped us better understand that bringing water to our bathrooms and kitchens takes a lot of energy; once we embrace this concept, we can appreciate that conveying clean water to our homes and businesses presents myriad opportunities to reduce greenhouse gases.
  Water and Energy—Real Life Strategies to Reduce Consumption, Save $ and Reduce GHGs

June 28, 2019

July Forum: Transporting the City Sustainably

    NYC is often regarded as one of the best American cities for public transportation due to its extensive and complex network of subways, buses, and ferries that move over 5 million people per day. But there is an enormous need to increase the safety, energy efficiency, and resiliency of this system. In order to meet the city’s growth and mobility needs for the coming decades, the MTA and other transit bodies of the city must undergo a green transformation to meet low-carbon transit goals while also expanding the ridership capacity to accommodate millions of new passengers. Policy makers must simultaneously legislate proactively and rapidly in order to take on these challenges. Come to the July forum to learn about the impacts from congestion pricing regulations, MTA initiatives, and more.   Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Place: Fujitsu Airstage – 1450 Broadway, 42nd Fl, New York, NY 10018   Click here to register!   We highly encourage attendees to register in advance, as fees increase at the door. If registering at the door, credit/debit card is strongly preferred.   Speakers for the event will include: Thomas Abdallah, P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP, Deputy Vice President and Chief Environmental Engineer, MTA New York City Transit   Jeffrey Dugan, AIA, Principal, Dattner Architects and Co-Chair AIANY Transportation + Infrastructure Committee   Maulin Mehta, AICP, Senior Associate, State Programs & Advocacy, Regional Plan Association (more…)