January 7, 2021
It’s been a GreenHomeNYC tradition to kick off our year of programming with our Green Catwalk, a dynamic event in which our speakers showcase exciting developments in our sustainable world through a series of rapid-fire presentations.
This year’s presenters will share programs and projects that are redefining waste as a resource, moving us towards a more efficient, circular economy. Join us as we explore the many ways to “re” to decrease the size of both our carbon and our landfill footprints. The circular economy spurs economic development worldwide by redesigning, reducing, reusing, repurposing, recovering, refurbishing, regenerating, and recycling biological and technical materials to meet the growing resource needs of our consumptive society.
September 28, 2020
By Kirstie Dabbs
New York City’s latest OneNYC 2050 strategy
outlines an ambitious sustainability agenda that includes goals to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. New Yorkers who track city- and state-wide environmental goals and regulations are likely aware of the importance of renewable energy and energy efficiency in achieving this climate strategy, but those actions alone won’t fulfill New York’s ambitions. A circular economy must also be adopted in order to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste, while also conserving resources. Although the OneNYC strategy does make note of this shift, many New Yorkers remain unfamiliar with even the concept of the circular economy, let alone its principles, practices and potential impact.
June 18, 2015
What do the world’s largest landfill restoration project and New York City’s first net-zero energy school building have in common? They are just two of the notable projects currently in development on the borough of Staten Island. Join us at our July forum to learn more about the exciting green initiatives taking place in the borough as our speakers present a snapshot of the endless possibilities of sustainable projects underway in New York City.
Freshkills Park, Staten Island
This forum is free and open to the public!
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Place: Hafele America, 25 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
Click here to register!
Our speakers will include:
Mariel Villeré, Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants, Freshkills Park
, NYC Parks
Jon Cicconi, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Adrian Wilton, Project Director, Living Restoration
, The Living Roof