August 7, 2013
The Green Spotlight“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.” In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the green light that shines across the water from Tom Buchanan’s estate represents Gatsby’s ambitions that are so close yet too far, weakened by time passing. Gatsby’s love for Daisy is the past that can’t be reintroduced into his future. A love for the Earth that houses and sustains us over the years, on the other hand, is the green light that is both attainable and essential for our future. There are many leaders in the sustainability field who channel their passion towards greening the built environment. GreenHomeNYC would like to celebrate by shining the green spotlight upon a few of these notable individuals! CLICK HERE to register for BE NYC 13. CLICK HERE for more information on workshops, sponsorship and exhibiting at BE NYC 13. To see all of our Green Spotlight interviews, CLICK HERE!
January 27, 2010
5 Book Recommendations: As Oprah would say, Ah-ha!
As part of the GreenHomeNYC Career Transitions group, I have been asked to share my thoughts and recommendations for 5 books on sustainability. I’m also supposed to come up with a theme, like 5 books about suburban homes and how they achieve or fail sustainability, or 5 books on air sealing and high performance structures. But as I was putting together my list, I kept veering away from my self-picked themes. Then I realized that my 5 books might topically be different but they all gave me a simple ah-ha moment. Sometimes it’s not about technical knowledge or high level theorizing but about imagination and curiosity. Before I get all Oprah on you, let’s get to my list.(more…)