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Green Careers: Corporate Social Responsibility Panel Discussion

January 6, 2020

Join us for our first 2020 Green Careers meeting for a panel discussion + Q&A with individuals who work in corporate social responsibility.


Corporate social responsibility (CSR), is how companies pursue sustainability goals, give back to their local communities, and make general efforts to improve society via the lens of business. This is your opportunity to ask the professionals about their career history and how you too could possibly transition your career into related work. Informal networking will follow at a local venue.


Speakers include: 
Judy Albert – The New School

Julie Jack – APCO Worldwide

Ashley Hartman – Verisk



GreenHomeNYC Tour of SIMS Recycling Center

December 29, 2019


By Gahl S. Spanier


View on the wind turbine

View on the wind turbine

Once you’ve gotten use out of an item and decide to recycle it, you might conclude that it has become worthless. In fact, the opposite is true; when you recycle an item in NYC, it will participate in a vast economy of disposal and repurposing. The NYC Department of Sanitation brings most of it to the SIMS recycling center, a facility operating under a private-public partnership between the SIMS corporation and NYC. The partnership involves a pricing scheme in which the city pays SIMS a nominal recycling fee for every bale absorbed by the facility, but this price drops or may even reverse into a payment to the city based on the revenue SIMS gets, converting the recyclables into useful raw materials.



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Monthly Forum: Green Catwalk 2020

December 26, 2019

GreenHomeNYC Forums Planning Committee wishes you a Happy New Year!


Our first GreenhomeNYC forum for 2020 will be our annual Green Catwalk. There is a diverse lineup of speakers from various industries that will discuss new trends, technologies, innovations, and projects in the environmental sustainability sphere. Our speakers’ professions range from research coordinators, architects, energy and sustainability entrepreneurs, and product consultants, among others. 


This year topics include:

  • NYC 80 x 50 plan
  • Local Laws/CMA and the importance of tenant engagement
  • high-performance sustainability districts in Brooklyn and Manhattan
  • advanced daylighting building technology
  • electric vehicle incentives and charging stations
  • planning for electric vehicles in multi-family and commercial contexts
  • what happens when toy design meets solar panels


Presenters include:

Tom Sahagian, Independent Energy-Efficiency Consultant  

Frank Maricic NYC 2030 Districts

Haym Gross NYC 2030 Districts

Jeremy Latriano, 475 High Performance Building Supply

Lidia Henderson, Empire Clean Cities

Amina Hassen, WXY Studio

Krystal Persaud, Grouphug



Join us this Wednesday January 15 at the Fujitsu Airstage!




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Sustainable Fashion Panel: Fashion for the Future


By Melanie Mason


In partnership with the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, GreenHomeNYC curated a multifaceted panel discussion on the challenges and progress in sustainable fashion, one of the most polluting industries in the world.

Co-sponsors for November forum:


On Wednesday November 20th, our panelists discussed innovations that ranged from design to chemistry, from up-cycling to inclusivity. They shared several perspectives on what the future of the industry holds, and importantly, what citizens can do today to affect that future. The media increasingly reports on the fashion industry’s impact on humans and the environment, and at the same time, consumers increasingly purchase eco-conscious brands. The large turnout for this panel indicated how important this issue is to the local community.


Moderated by Nataliya Makulova, founder of Balanced Fashion, we heard from Deanna Ansara, Owner and Designer of Vincetta, Andrea Reyes, Chair of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and Founder of A.Bernadette, Daniela Blanco, PhD candidate at New York University and co-founder of Sunthetics, and Ozgem Ornektekin, Founder of Ko2 Consulting and Petit Pas.



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