Sep 192014
 

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.

Aug 082014
 

The luncheon involved discussion of the Brochure, Flyer for the upcoming September 4th Solar Tour, and future directions.

Harriet Schmidt, Elisabeth Kovac, Eric Chan, Henry Tibensky, Ekaterina Ananyeva, Roma Stibravy (President), Maritza Struyvenberg, Karon Sham Poo, (left to right)

Harriet Schmidt, Elisabeth Kovac, Eric Chan, Henry Tibensky, Ekaterina Ananyeva, Roma Stibravy (President), Maritza Struyvenberg, Karon Sham Poo, (left to right)

Jul 192014
 

NGO Sustainability Inc.

Board Meeting May 29th, 2014

Offices of Eric Chan, ECCO Designphoto 1

In attendance

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

 

 

Jun 232013
 

NGO Sustainability, Inc. Board Meeting

June 12, 2013

Office of Elisabeth Kovac, New York

In Attendance

Board Members:

David Spiecher, Elisabeth M. Kovak, Frank Pinto, Harriet Schmidt, Henry L. Tibensky, Karin Sham Poo, Roma Stibravy

Interns: Ayah Zaki, Lu Pang, Tian Wang, Tiffany Powell, Yanan Zhang

Observers: Ambassador Frantisek Ruzicka, Ashok Vasudevan

From left: Ayah Zaki, Tiffany Powell, Frank Pinto, Henry Tibensky, David Spiecher, Elisabeth Kovac, Lu Pang, Tian Wang Front: Roma Stibrvy, Harriet Schmidt. Yanan  Zhang

From left: Ayah Zaki, Tiffany Powell, Frank Pinto, Henry Tibensky, David Spiecher, Elisabeth Kovac, Lu Pang, Tian Wang Front: Roma Stibrvy, Harriet Schmidt. Yanan Zhang

AGENDA OF BOARD MEETING, June 12, 2013 at 6:00pm

1. Introduction of the President.

a) Welcome new Board Member

b) Introduction of Observers

c) NGO Sustainability Brochure and Website

d) Introduction of Liberia Project

e) U.S. China Summit

f) Meeting of American Solar Energy Society

g) Meetings in Washington

h) Co-sponsorship of UN Program- The Yale Group on Climate Change Negotiations, May 3, 2013; Co-sponsorship: Missions of Sri Lanka and Palau, and       NGO Sustainability

i)   What was New at Rio+20

j) Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

2. Report of Secretary

3. Report of Treasurer

4. Report of Board Members

-    Frank follow up on GA Resolution concerning “Greening of the Blue”

    – Harriet and Irmeli

a) Program with Diplomatic community

     – David

a) Fundraising

-    The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

5. Upcoming Events

-    Masdar; Geothermal Energy; Calvert Investment Management (Bennett Freeman); Endurance Wind Power (Andy Kruse); NRG Manresa Power plant

From Left: Ashok Vasudevan, Ambassador Frantisek Ruzicka, Frank Pinto, Tiffany Powell, Ayah Zaki, Roma, Stibravy, Harriet Schmidt, Elisabeth Kovac, Karin Sham Poo, David Spiecher, Tian Wang

From Left: Ashok Vasudevan, Ambassador Frantisek Ruzicka, Frank Pinto, Tiffany Powell, Ayah Zaki, Roma, Stibravy, Harriet Schmidt, Elisabeth Kovac, Karin Sham Poo, David Spiecher, Tian Wang

 

June 12, 2013 Board Meeting at the Office of Elisabeth Kovac

June 12, 2013 Board Meeting at the Office of Elisabeth Kovac

President, Roma Stibravy

President, Roma Stibravy

Meeting was adjourned at 7:49 p.m.