Upcoming Events – March 22, 2011

March 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm 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.

See our list of upcoming events after the jump.

If you know of an upcoming event that we should include in our listings, please leave a comment or contact us.

MAR 23

A Litter Roundtable: A Search for Answers that Work, organized by the New York League of Conservation Voters

  • Wednesday, March 23, 7:30-9:00 pm
  • University United Methodist Church, 1085 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

This roundtable discussion, open to the public, will discuss efficient solutions to litter issues in Onondaga County.

MAR 24

Overview of Enterprise Green Multifamily Rehabilitiation Specifications, organized by Enterprise Community Partners

  • Thursday, Mar. 24, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Webinar – Register here

An overview of the basic content and structure of Enterprise’s model specifications for multifamily projects of more than three stories that are undergoing moderate rehabilitation.

Achieving Urban Infrastucture Efficiencies through Building Networks, organized by the New York Academy of Sciences

  •  Thursday, Mar. 24, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 40th Fl, New York, NY

Speakers from the National Insistute of Standards and Technology and Citistates will discuss the need for the urban buildings of the future to interact in a way that maximizes productivity and minimizes waste.

MAR 24, 29, 31

Local Law 84 Benchmarking Training, organized by the Association for Energy Affordability

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout March, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
  • AEA Office, 505 8th Avenue (at 35th St.), New York, NY

 This training, ideal for building owners and managers, covers the requirements of New York City’s new Greener, Greater Buildings Law 84 and how to benchmark using EPA’s Portfolio Manager. The workshop costs $50 per person.

MAR 26

Going Green in Queens – 2011 Conference, sponsored by the Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces

  • Saturday, Mar. 26, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Al Oerter Recreational Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355

An annual event for networking, having fun and learning about environmental issues in Queens.

MAR 29

ElectriCITY: The Future of the Sustainable Grid, organized by NYU Wagner Environmental Policy and Action

  • Tuesday, Mar. 29, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl. 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  

An expert panel will discuss how New York City’s electricity system works and how renewable energy, demand response and efficiency can be integrated into the grid.


27th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether

  • Saturday, April 2, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451, Bronx

A day of learning, sharing, networking for community gardeners and greening professionals. $3 in advance, $5 at the door.


Managing Lean and Green: Alternative Energy Technologies, organized 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 15

Long Island Small Farm Summit

  • Friday, April 15, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • SUNY – Old Westbury College, Long Island

This event will focus on small, local agriculture on Long Island, including family farms, school farms, community gardens and more. There will be workshops throughout the day and nationally-known small farmer Joel Salatin will provide the key-note address. $25 for adults (includes lunch); free for students (excludes lunch).

APR 29

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