SUMASA General Assembly and Thanksgiving Party

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Monday Nov 23 8:00pm – 10pm

Location: SIPA 407

Please join the SUMASA Board for the General Assembly. This will be an opportunity to talk with your governing body, learn more about opportunities and give us feedback! This is your chance to contribute! We’ll also have food to celebrate Thanksgiving.

1) Board Introductions
2) Feedback on Past Events
3) Future Event Ideas
4) Elections & Opportunities in the Symposium Committee
5) Q & A

3rd Annual Sustainable Energy and Design Conference

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College-CUNY Present: 3rd Annual Sustainable Energy and Design Conference


Friday, November 20th 2015 Conference: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Schwendler Auditorium, Meister Hall, Bronx Community College Reception: 5p.m. | Gould Memorial Library Rotunda

Cost: $30 per person or 2 for $50 (includes lunch and reception)

The Dynamic Trio: How Government, Academia and Industry are Building the Foundation of a Sustainable Future in the Bronx This year’s SED Conference will focus on the two essentials of New York City life that consume the most energy and so pose the greatest challenge to sustainability: the buildings in which we live and work and the transportation on which we ride between our jobs and our homes. Policy makers, industry leaders and educators will present and discuss existing and emerging technologies that best serve the Bronx community while preserving our collective urban environment. For your personal sustainability, an organic lunch and evening apéritifs will be served.  visit,


Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Friday November 13, 2015 Room: Fairchild 601 

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Come join SUMASA as we host Diane Spizzirro (Director, Career Service and Development, School of Professional Studies) and Thomas Abdallah (Deputy Vice President & Chief Environmental Engineer at MTA New York City Transit) for a discussion exploring the sustainability career landscape. Topics will include career paths and search strategies for careers in sustainability.

After the discussion, Diane will help students work on their elevator pitch and learn how to talk to recruiters. Bring a copy of your elevator pitch.

6:00pm – 6:30pm Check-in & Networking. Mingle with the SUMASA board
6:30pm – 7:30pm Discussion with Diane Spizzirro and Thomas Abdallah
7:30pm – 8:00pm Workshop

The discussion will be followed by a reception and then a social at a local establishment.

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Green Business Summit (GBS) 2015

Green Business Summit (GBS) 2015
Thurs Nov 19 | 8am – 4pm | BNY Mellon 100 Barclay St NY NY 10007

The Green Business Summit (GBS) is a new international, annual, broad­ level forum committed to progressing sustainable development and the green economy, by engaging citizens, business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations. The three pillars of sustainability are: People, Planet and Profits. This Summit offers the unique opportunity to do good for oneself, mankind, the environment and their bottom line. As business owners, we are profit-driven. This Summit offers ideas, products, inspiration, motivation, discussion and solutions to impact the future of our organizations and communities in a meaningful and responsible way. Now is the time to step up. Be a part of the Green Business Summit.
For more information, go to their website:

Cultural Outings around NYC: Dim Sum with SUMASA

Saturday November 14 10:00am
Location: Golden Unicorn 18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

Come and join SUMASA for a dim sum brunch in Chinatown! Learn how to order like a local. Afterwards, we’ll take a walk around Chinatown and visit grocery stores. If you’re interested in attending, please fill out the googleform: you’d like to plan an outing with your fellow SUMAsters to introduce us to your culture and activities, please contact Derrick at

Join 2016 EDF Climate Corps

2016 EDF Climate Corps 
Online Application is now open!

This year, EDF Climate Corps plans to hire and place 140 talented graduate students from a variety of disciplines for our 2016 summer fellowship. I look forward to working with you to recruit students to join the over 600 fellow alumni who have helped transform the way businesses and organizations utilize energy. Students should apply by December 8, 2015 11:59 pm PST for early consideration and the best opportunity to be matched with their preferred host organization. The final application deadline is January 8, 2016 11:59 pm PST. Please feel free to share the attached job description and below information with your students and encourage them to apply early!