Tag: educational-resources

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…

May 9, 2019

Green Careers: Sustainable Career Tracks: Non-Profit Edition

Interested in the Sustainability Non-Profit Sector? Join us for a panel on Non-Profits! When sustainability challenges fall outside the domain of market solutions, who is there to provide redress? Non-profits can satisfy energy and environmental problems of great import that financial interest may ignore. Come learn lessons from professionals experienced in navigating careers in the. Read more…

October 31, 2018

October Green Careers Recap: Sustainable Career Tracks: NYC Government

By Radhna Saxena Photos By Jessica Bartolini     On October 9, Green Careers hosted a Career Tracks panel on NYC government jobs.  Professionals working to advance sustainability causes in various government sectors discussed their educational background, first steps in the sustainability industry, and job roles and responsibilities, while offering advice to those seeking a. Read more…

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…

August 8, 2018

August Forum: The Community-Driven Sustainable Economy with Hunter Lovins

How can an individual drive sustainable economic development in a city of 10 MILLION?   On August 23rd, join Hunter Lovins, global sustainability pioneer and Founder of Natural Capital Solutions, to explore the power and potential of local action on sustainable business growth and community development.   In our busy 21st century, technology-bound lives, the. Read more…

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March 1, 2018

January Forum Recap: The Green Catwalk

by Jenny Nicolas   At the annual GreenHomeNYC Green Catwalk, seven speakers presented the latest information on everything from ventilation to greening the moving industry to O&M to-do lists within the sustainability space.   Part 1: Eat, Breathe, Move, & Check Sustainably   Changing Our Relationship with Food Ricky Stephens, co-founder of AgTech X, set. Read more…

February 27, 2018

Sustainable Farm Life at Queens County Farm Museum

by Kimberly Stempien   Where can you visit a farm within the five boroughs of New York City?  Queens County Farm Museum, in Floral Park, Queens, a 47-acre working farm with a focus on sustainable agriculture.  Purchased in 1975 by the NYC Department of Parks, the farm dates back to 1697. In the 1800’s, it. Read more…

December 4, 2017

GreenHomeNYC Year in Review: Taking on the Environmental Challenge

by Pamela Berns   It’s been a year marked by extreme weather events, with hurricanes, fires, droughts, and flooding all across the globe. In the United States we saw Houston drown and Santa Rosa burn just a few months after Trump’s pullout from the Paris agreement in June. Climate advocacy groups, local policy makers, corporations,. Read more…

December 2, 2017

{Green Careers} Webinar: Sustainability Careers & Job Search Strategies in a Changing World

GreenHomeNYC is pleased to present a new webinar by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College.   Dr. Goodstein will provide participants with a tailored, concrete job search strategy; outline different mission-driven career directions in sustainable business, non-profits and government; evaluate the impact of President Trump on sustainability jobs; discuss grad. Read more…

November 2, 2017

Growing Trend: Sustainable Science in New York City Schools

by Megan Nordgrén   While the federal government currently eschews all mention of climate change, more and more New York City schools are embracing sustainability education. One such opportunity for a solid STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program is turning students into urban farmers, as they learn the mandated science standards.   The Greenhouse. Read more…