US Green Building Council: From Emerging Professionals to Industry Leaders

For just over 10 years, our Emerging Professionals’ Co-Chairs have been organizing networking and educational events, and facilitating career development opportunities for their peers.  Today, these EP alumni have gone on to hold leadership positions throughout the green building industry.

Join five former EP Co-Chairs as they discuss their experiences during and after their tenure with the EP committee.  Hear how the position affected their career development, continued learning, and sparked community engagement.

When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Designtex, 200 Varick St (8th floor)
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New York Society on Ethical Culture: Champions of Change

Please join us at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC), Thursday, April 30th to hear dynamic legislative and policy leaders like the Honorable Barney Frank and Columbia’s Earth Institute leader Steven Cohen confront the question of whether major public service initiatives, the next Big Idea, like job creation, climate sustainability, gender equality, immigration and civil rights legislation can still happen.  What can the people expect? More info here.

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: NYSEC, 2 West 64th St
Cost: $10
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Museum Meet-up & Cultural Outing

Join your fellow SUMAsters for a Museum Meet-up at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, followed by a Cultural Outing dinner to Amy Ruth’s Restaurant.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences.  A focal point of Harlem’s cultural life, the Center also functions as the national research library in the field, providing free access to its wide-ranging noncirculating collections.  It also sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd.
RSVP: Facebook or email Derrick at ds3009@columbia.edu

Afterwards, let’s grab a late lunch at the famous, and delicious, Amy Ruth’s restaurant!  They are known for their southern style, old fashioned home cooking.

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: Amy Ruth’s Restaurant, 113 W 116th Street
RSVP: Facebook or email Derrick at ds3009@columbia.edu

New York Society on Ethical Culture: Champions of Change

Please join us at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC), Thursday, April 30th to hear dynamic legislative and policy leaders like the Honorable Barney Frank and Columbia’s Earth Institute leader Steven Cohen confront the question of whether major public service initiatives, the next Big Idea, like job creation, climate sustainability, gender equality, immigration and civil rights legislation can still happen.  What can the people expect? More info here.

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: NYSEC, 2 West 64th St
Cost: $10
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Sustainability Graduate Mixer

Join Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals (EP) along with several New York City graduate programs focused on green building and sustainability.  This is a chance to mingle with graduate students from other programs across the city, and a great opportunity for young professionals considering graduate school to meet current and former students.  The event is free and open to all; drink specials will be provided.

When: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: The Auction House, 300 E 89th St (at 2nd Ave)
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Writing About Global Science for the International Media: Naomi Oreskes

The Harvard science historian and the co-author of “Merchants of Doubt,” will discuss how advertising, marketing and economics have come to dominate public policy debates on such science matters as climate change, ozone depletion, acid rain, and even tobacco use.

A documentary film based on her book is currently in release from SONY Pictures.  Dr. Oreskes is one of more than a dozen female scientists and advocates working on climate change issues who were interviewed by Prof. Dreifus for the May edition of MORE Magazine.

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Hamilton 516
RSVP: Please email Amy McDermott at agm2159@columbia.edu.  Space is limited.

Using the Tools of the System to Save the Planet: A Talk with Mindy S. Lubber

This special presentation is offered as part of the celebration of Earth Day and as an open session of Professor Claudia Dreifus’ class “Writing About Global Science for the International Media.”

Ms. Lubber directs Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 institutional investors managing nearly $10 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.

Under Ms. Lubber’s leadership, Ceres launched The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, a guide highlighting environmental and social performance improvements companies and investors must achieve to succeed in the resource-constrained 21st century global economy. She also helps coordinate Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of more than 20 leading consumer brand companies advocating for strong climate and clean energy policies in the U.S. and abroad.

Ms. Lubber is one of more than a dozen female scientists and advocates working on climate change issues who were interviewed by Prof. Dreifus for the May edition of MORE Magazine.

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Kraft Center, Rennert Hall
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