Upcoming Events – April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

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.

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.


Green Buildings, Sustainable Communities and the “10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production”, organized by Enterprise

  • Monday, May 2, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • The U.N. Church Centre, Plaza Room, 2nd Floor – E 44th St and 1st Ave, NY, NY

Find our why action in the building sector is essential for the shift toward global sustainable consumption and production and the green economy. The speakers will be Enterprise’s Dana Bourland, UN Environment Programme’s Arab Hoballah, the U.S. State Department’ s John Matusak and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Roger Platt.

MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

  • Tuesdays throughout May, 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.


Build It Green GrowNYC Block Party, organized by Build It Green and GrowNYC

  • Saturday, May 7, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
  • The Re-Use Center: 3-17 26th Ave (at 4th St), Astoria, Queens

A community celebration with workshops, sales, swaps and tours related to green building practices and materials as well as gardening, composting, etc.


NYC the Future Metropolis – Water in New York, organized by Solar One

  • Sunday, May 8, 5:00-7:00 pm
  • University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, NY, NY

Water is an essential part of New York City’s character as well as its economy, ecology and culture. From designing green infrastructure to the creation of an innovative waterfront, from local harbor ecology to hydrofracking upstate, this event brings together speakers whose ideas embody the future of water in New York.

MAY 17

Bountiful Yards: Innovation for Small-Plot Food Production, organized by CUNY’s Institute for Sustainable Cities

  • Tuesday, May 17, 6 pm
  • Hunter College Faculty Dining Hall, 8th Floor, Hunter West Building

A panel discussion on food and farming in metropolitan areas, featuring guests from the New York region and Melbourne, Australia. Learn about innovative models for transforming yards into food-producing spaces, as well as the implications for both the metropolitan landscape and the larger food system. 

MAY 18

Understanding the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan and Complying with Benchmarking, organized by the Urban Green Council and the NYC Department of Buildings

  • Wednesday, May 18th, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • NYC Department of Buildings, 6th Floor Training Room, 280 Broadway, NY, NY

An information session that will cover the City’s plan to improve the environmental impact of its buildings, explain who is covered by the laws, and discuss compliance with Local Law 84, NYC’s building benchmarking law. Urban Green Council will present its helpful and informative Benchmarking Compliance Checklist and User’s Guide to assist with compliance with LL84.

Green Building Monthly Forum: Sustainability Leaders Pecha Kucha, organized by GreenHomeNYC

  • Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy, 160 Varick St, NY, NY

A panel of sustainability leaders will present on the top three issues on their minds right n0w in Pecha Kucha format (20 images for 20 seconds each).

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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