Upcoming Events – Tuesday, February 8

February 8, 2011 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

The Green Housing Initiative of the Supportive Housing Network of New York strives to make the community aware of events that relate to its mission. These include workshops, panels, conferences, etc. that focus on the intersection of environmental sustainability and affordable and supportive housing. We may also list events that relate to one aspect of our mission, including those that focus on environmental communication, integrating supportive housing into the community and green building financing and policy. If you know of an upcoming event that we should include in our listings, please leave a comment or contact us.

See our list of upcoming events after the jump.

FEB 8

YRG Discussion: Complying with the New NYC Green Building Codes: A Guide for Owners and Operators, hosted by YRG Sustainability

  • Tuesday Feb. 08, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • 217 Grand Street – Suite 802, New York, NY 10013

A discussion of the new NYC Greener Greater Building Laws, and steps that building owners and operators can take to fulfill them. This event costs $10/person.

FEB 11

Pratt Institute’s Program for Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: NYC Green Infrastructure Plan, hosted by the Pratt Institute

  • Friday Feb. 11, 6:00-7:30, with a reception at 5:30
  • Pratt Manhattan Campus 144 West 14th Street, Room 213 New York, NY

Carter Strickland, Deputy Commissioner for Sustainability at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, will discuss New York City’s Green Infrastructure Plan.

FEB 15

Sustainability and Underserved Communities, hosted by the Sustainability Practice Network

  • Tuesday, February 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • NYU Center for Global Affairs Woolworth Building – 15 Barclay Street, New York, NY

A panel discussion of how and why environmental sustainability is becoming a priority for urban low-income communities.

FEB 16

Affordable Housing GreenHomeNYC forum, hosted by GreenHome NYC

  • Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Gunlocke Co. NYC Showroom 257 Park Ave S., #14 (between 20th and 21st)

A discussion of design innovations in three green affordable, multi-family housing projects in the Bronx, and how they are revitalizing the community. The event will feature supportive housing  provider WHEDCo, along with Phipps Housing, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Enterprise Community Partners, Dattner Architects and Magnusson Architecture & Planning.

FEB 23

Urban Agriculture and Active Design: The Next Frontiers of Sustainability , hosted by YRG Sustainability

  • Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • 217 Grand Street – Suite 802, New York, NY 10013

A discussion of active design strategies to promote physical activity and urban food production to improve health and the environment.

APR 6

Managing Lean and Green: Alternative Energy Technologies, sponsored by the Supportive Housing Network of New York, the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, and the Urban Homesteading Resources Board

  • Wednesday, April 6, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Pratt Manhatten Campus, 144 West 14th St, Room 608, New York, NY

This program will explore the benefits and costs of alternative energy technologies for the owners and managers of multi-family affordable housing.

APR 29

Pratt Institute’s Program for Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: New York State Climate Action Plan, hosted by the Pratt Institute

  • Friday April 29, 6:00-7:30, with a reception at 5:30
  • Pratt Manhattan Campus 144 West 14th Street, Room 213 New York, NY

Alan Belensz, Director of the Office of Climate Change with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, discusses the State’s Climate Action Plan.

MAY 23

How to Make Conservation the People’s Choice, at the New York Academy of Sciences

  • Monday, May 23, 2011 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 40th Fl, New York, NY

Nature Conservancy Chief Peter Kareiva discusses his theory of how to move conservation from a special interest to a routine and mainstream value. This event costs $25/person, or $20 for members of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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