June 16th, 2015 at 6:30pm
Reception and Meeting
Crowell & Moring, LLP
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor (corner 57th St)
Host and introduction:
Jeffrey A. Smith, Environmental Lawyer
Professor Michael Gerrard
Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School Associate Chair, Faculty, Columbia’s Earth Institute
NGO Sustainability, in its effort to promote the use of renewable energy, organized a Solar Tour in Battery Park, New York City. The architects who planned Battery Park used many innovative and unusual approaches in integrating solar energy into the facades and rooftops of the buildings. For example, entrance canapés have solar panels. Also, the façade and side of The Solaire Building has solar panels integrated into beautiful blue glass. In addition, there are features such as recycled wastewater, solar tracking, rain gathering, green roofs, and highly efficient other sources of energy for heating and cooling. All these features were explained by the leading solar installer responsible for much of the work at Battery Park City, Anthony Pereira, Board Member of NGO Sustainability.
The luncheon involved discussion of the Brochure, Flyer for the upcoming September 4th Solar Tour, and future directions.
We were working hard on our Newsletter on July 25th, to later send it out to our Contact list. The brochure for the Website has been in development for the last few weeks, and we are very proud of the progress, so we decided to also have some fun with it!
NGO Sustainability Inc.
Board Meeting May 29th, 2014
Board Members – Harriet Schmidt, Elisabeth Kovac, Eric Chan, Jesse Pichel, Maritza Struyvenburg, Roma Stibravy
Observers – Jeurgen Hess, Eric Engler, David Sklar, Henri Talerman
Intern – Asher Talerman
1 – Introduction of Guests
2 – Greeting of President
3 – Minutes last Board Meeting
4 – Treasurer’s Report
5 – NGO Sustainability’s Consultative Status – Report by Maritza
6 – Update of Bylaws – Elizabeth and Maritza
7 – Update on April 29th 2014 Event – Harriet
8 – Update on the Solar Industry – Jesse
- Discussion by all members on renewable energy’s prospects for the near future around the world
9 – Update on Brazil Invitation – James
10 – Solar Lantern – Eric
11 – Negotiations with Shawn Miller
12 – Upcoming Second Annual Fundraiser – Matthew
Meeting Adjourned 9:01 pm