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
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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
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Climate Injustice: Are There Solutions?

Climate change finally has the attention of the American public, but mainly as a generalized warning.  To sharpen the focus, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is convening a conference on March 5 and 6, 2015 – Climate Injustice: Are There Solutions?  Speakers will explore the costs of climate change, strategies to strengthen human security and forms of governmental action.

When: Thursday, March 5 to Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: Begins 5:30 PM on March 5, 2015
Where: Roosevelt House at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th St
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SUMANI LinkedIn Networking Event

As graduate students, we are all building new skills we would like to use in our current or future career paths.  However, many of our newer skills are underrepresented on our LinkedIn profiles.  This pizza party is meant to give your LinkedIn profile and professional network a boost.

There are three reasons to attend: 1) take some time to connect with your peers on LinkedIn and maximize your network; 2) build endorsements for your newest skills that you’d like recognized; and 3) there will be pizza (please bring $5).

How does it work?
Bring your laptop, 3 to 5 skills you would like your peers to endorse, and a 3 minute (maximum, we will enforce this) description of your qualifications for these endorsements.  Your peers will listen and endorse you live, but only if you present a compelling case and sell yourself!

When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Hamilton 602
Price: $5 for pizza
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LEED Green Associate Training

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard.  The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn.  To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate.  This is a training course and will include all necessary course materials.  The training course DOES NOT include the cost of taking the LEED exam.

When: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: CCNY, Mechanical Engineering Building, Exhibition Room
Cost: $200 for full-time students
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Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host Valentine’s Day tours of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The Digester Egg Tour includes an overview of the wastewater treatment process and tour of the digester eggs.  Guests will be treated to unobstructed views of the iconic Manhattan skyline from the observation deck, a glass-enclosed walkway built atop the digester eggs.

When: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM12:30 PM, & 1:30 PM
Where: 329 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn
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