Tag: climate-change

November 9, 2020

Viewpoint: Getting Back to Paris

By Evan Mason   In all the confusion and excitement of the post-election drama, some of us may have missed a piece of important news: the day after Election Day, the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement became official. But that doesn’t mean it became permanent.   According to the NY Times, President-Elect Biden plans. Read more…

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Posted by Pam Berns in Blog

November 3, 2020

Climate Week 2020 Highlight: Project Drawdown

By Tamanna Mohapatra   Imagine a city as a sanctuary for nature, solar panels on all buildings, no need for cars, and regenerative farming practiced everywhere. So began “Drawdown 2020: The Time is Now,” a Climate Week NYC  talk sponsored by Ethical NYC, Drawdown NYC, 350NYC, and Climate Reality NYC in September of 2020.  . Read more…

August 1, 2020

Sustainability Goals Call For Ambitious Action

By Alexa Roccanova   Though the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business as usual, it has also heightened awareness of the fragile balance between nature and humanity. To some, the magnitude of the virus’s impact represents a culmination of enduring environmental, economic, and social issues. Sustainability presents a globally beneficial path forward; however, not unlike the. Read more…

June 30, 2020

The Intersection of COVID and Climate: What Have We Learned?

By Kaitlyn Pohly   In a post-quarantine, shelter-in-place, mask-wearing world, what does the fate of our climate look like? Amidst all of this upheaval, it’s hard to remember that just half a year ago sustainability was a rising priority on the public’s agenda; the debate about the climate and its subsequent socioeconomic implications was gaining. Read more…

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Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Policy

June 17, 2020

Film Review: The Story of Plastic

By Tamanna Mohapatra   This documentary is in the same vein as the other popular “The Story Of…” series that first came to the public’s attention from founder Annie Leonard in 2007.  I remember being very influenced by ‘The Story of Stuff’.”  This movie is no different. The opening scene is a bit jarring yet. Read more…

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Posted by Pam Berns in Blog

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. Read more…

March 17, 2020

New Music Video Sings Out for the Planet

    Inspired by the Environmental Movement, Boyan Slat & The Ocean Cleanup project, and teenager activist Greta Thunberg, composer Martin Vejarano created “Stop Go.” This new music video, performed by the Cumbia River Band, is an energetic and danceable invitation for environmental action around the world. “It conveys an urgent message and proposes a paradigm shift,” says. Read more…

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December 16, 2018

November Forum Recap: Sustainability and Art

by Stanley M. Kaminsky At GreenHomeNYC’s November Forum, four speakers who specialize in the intersection of art and sustainability came together in ThoughtWorks’ Manhattan office to speak about their work. The panelists, who have differing backgrounds within art and sustainability, provided the audience with a diverse conversation ranging from environmentally-friendly museum buildings to artwork that communicates. Read more…

September 2, 2018

High Noon on Wall Street – Rally for Our Climate

  Join the Bard MBA Community, Be Social Change, NYC Climate Action Alliance and GreenHomeNYC for a Climate Week lunchtime rally in Battery Park–Castle Clinton on Monday, September 24th. Together, we will make it loud and clear that the time for climate action is NOW!   Featured Speakers will be: Hunter Lovins — Author, Natural. Read more…

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August 31, 2018

Handling Tough Talk: Communication strategies for critical times

By Elise Baker     Whether you are an activist making an argument for climate policy or a prospective employee taking interviews in the green sector, persuading an audience requires nuance and skill. But how do you develop a powerful voice that will bridge the divide or get your foot in the door?   On. Read more…