Starting an Urban Agriculture Business

This workshop will cover a range of topics, including: the various goals and benefits of urban agriculture; different business entities a budding urban farmer might consider; the range of physical models – from vertical farms to aquaponics, and of course rooftop farming – and how well they address respective goals and challenges; different enterprises, from flowers to bees to mushrooms, and recommendations on which enterprises and crops make the most sense and are most profitable, and more!

When: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Bldg 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Cost: $35
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Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals March Forum: Clean Tech Startups

We are excited to invite you to the Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals March Forum, Clean Tech Startups, at NYC ACRE’s Urban Future Lab on Tuesday, March 10th.  Join us to learn how new companies are helping to grow clean technology and renewable energy startups in NYC, providing jobs and reducing environmental impact.  Attendees will hear about the community of entrepreneurs focused on clean technology innovation, the process of generating a startup in the environmental field, and the importance of clean tech in green building.  Read more and register at Urbangreencouncil.org.

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: The Urban Future Lab, 15 Metrotech Center, 19th Floor
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Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility Site Visit with SIPA ECO

Curious about what happens to your recyclables?  Opened in December 2013, the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility is the principal processing center for all of NYC’s metal, glass and plastic recyclables.  Join us for a tour of the most modern and sophisticated recycling center in the United States.  Learn more about the facility here.

When: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: Tour from 2:00 – 3:30 PM.  Meet at Alma Mater statue at 12:00 PM to travel as a group; Or meet at the Facility in Brooklyn at 2:00 PM
Where: 472 2nd Ave, 29th Street Pier, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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SUMA does MoMA

Take a break from your studies and soak in some culture at MoMA with your classmates!  Anyone with a current Columbia student ID has free admission to the museum, and Alumni are more than welcome to join!  

While there is obviously plenty of amazing artwork to view, the “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanism for Expanding Megacities” exhibit ties in pretty well with our program!

When: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: MoMA
RSVP: Facebook

Solar Training Course at Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College

This course focuses on the design of photovoltaic systems, from site evaluation to commissioning.  Special consideration is given to the National Electrical Code (NEC), fire regulations and structural factors.  Selection and sizing of system components with regard to efficiency and financial payback as well as system troubleshooting will be covered.  The training will be held in April 2015.

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Starting an Urban Agriculture Business

This workshop will cover a range of topics, including: the various goals and benefits of urban agriculture; different business entities a budding urban farmer might consider; the range of physical models – from vertical farms to aquaponics, and of course rooftop farming – and how well they address respective goals and challenges; different enterprises, from flowers to bees to mushrooms, and recommendations on which enterprises and crops make the most sense and are most profitable, and more!

When: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Bldg 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Cost: $35
RSVP: Click Here

Introduction to Green Roofing

Gwen Schantz, COO of Brooklyn Grange heads up the Design and Installation department and will go through the ins and outs of green roofing in NYC and beyond.  She’ll cover all the benefits, challenges, and options available for those rooftop oases and share Brooklyn Grange’s experience greenroofing our city.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a sense of what it takes to green roof a spare, large or small!  Who knows, by next summer you could have a green, serene rooftop of your very own!

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Bldg 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Cost: $35
RSVP: Click Here