(CANCELLED) Monthly Forum: Quantifying Climate Change

March 2, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the developing novel coronavirus situation, we have had to cancel this Monthly Forum. Please stay tuned for future programing!




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, March 18, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Steven Winter Associates, 307 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY, 10001


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

Charles Komanoff /// Economist and Policy Analyst, Co-founder of the Carbon Tax Center and the Pedestrian Rights Group Right of Way





NOTE: Doors for the event open at 6:15 PM. To respect the time of our speakers and guests, the event will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. In addition to the forum, our monthly volunteer orientation will take place right before the event, starting at 6 PM. If you’re interested in joining GreenHomeNYC as a volunteer, please review opportunities on our website, and register for a monthly orientation on Eventbrite.




Susan Golden is a member of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps who speaks throughout the Northeast on climate change and other environmental issues such as sustainability, pollution, and water scarcity. Susan majored in Engineering Sciences at Dartmouth College, earned a Master’s Degree in Teaching at Seattle Pacific University, and has completed the Environmental Stewards Certification Program at Rutgers University. She is a past chairperson of her local environmental commission and now serves on the boards of two non-profit environmental conservation organizations in Bergen County, New Jersey. She is a retired STEM educator who has taught high school courses including Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Calculus. While teaching Environmental Science, she realized that many people know very little about the natural world we live in or the impact society has on it. Her current passion is to share this knowledge so that we can make sustainable choices for current and future generations. Learn more about Susan at https://www.sgoldeneducation.com/


Luis Ortiz is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Urban Systems Lab at The New School. His work focuses on the nexus of the built environment and the urban boundary layer. At the Urban Systems Lab, he studies the urban climate in New York City with a combination of modeling and observation campaigns, obtaining insights into human infrastructure affects, and is affected, by the atmosphere. More specifically, his interests lie in how these interactions change during heat waves, which are slated to become both more frequent and intense throughout the 21st century. Learn more at https://sites.google.com/view/luisortiz/home?authuser=0


Peter Marsters is a Research Associate focused on supporting the Carbon Tax Research Initiative. His work focuses on the policy levers and economic outcomes of deep decarbonization and carbon pricing. Mr. Marsters has researched and published on issues such as state-level transitions to 100% clean energy, the energy and environmental implications of a federal carbon tax, and the future of the U.S. coal industry. Before joining the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy, he worked at the Rhodium Group, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. He holds a Master of Arts in Energy and Resources from the University of California-Berkeley and Bachelor of Science in History from Bates College.


Economist and policy-analyst Charles Komanoff co-founded the Carbon Tax Center and the pedestrian rights group Right Of Way and “re-founded” the bicycling advocacy organization Transportation Alternatives. His work includes books (Power Plant Cost Escalation, Killed By Automobile, The Bicycle Blueprint), the spreadsheet model used by state government and transit advocates to optimize congestion pricing for New York City, scholarly articles and journalism. An honors graduate of Harvard and married parent of two grown sons, Charles lives in lower Manhattan. Learn more at http://komanoff.net