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.
Judy Albert – The New School
Julie Jack – APCO Worldwide
Ashley Hartman – Verisk
December 29, 2019
By Gahl S. Spanier
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.
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
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!
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.
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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