GreenspaceNYC develops, hosts, and curates participatory events, classes, and workshops about sustainability that run the gamut from art-making & sustainable architecture to food studies & urban agriculture. We offer these varied educational events in the hopes of building a network of committed participants interested in sharing information on sustainable practices to the broader public at free or little cost.
Our platform aims to promote community-based development by providing an online platform for community events and projects promoting creativity and sustainability. We hope that participants use the information, skills and resources obtained from our online forum and our offline events, and are inspired to start their own projects and help to make New York a more sustainable city.
This project was co-created by Raymond Manalo and Laura Scherling in 2010 and has since been developed by a dedicated and creative team. GreenspaceNYC is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, giving it its status as a 501(c)(3) and receives material sponsorship from Material for the Arts (NYC Office of Cultural Affairs).
Laura Scherling Laura is a communications designer with The New School. As a co-founder of GreenspaceNYC, she oversaw the site design and development.
She is currently the lead organizer for GreenspaceNYC. She is also completing an MA in The New School's Media Studies program. Laura's interests include participatory culture and green education. She likes typography and Game of Thrones.
Jeff Kasper Jeff is an independent designer and student at The City University of New York where he studies visual art and the social sciences.
He is a social media contributor to City Atlas at Hunter College and develops pop-up public programming with GreenspaceNYC. Jeff is a fan of public art, urban history and the portuguese language.
Raymond Manalo Raymond is a self-motivated web developer with a passion for web standards. As a co-founder of GreenspaceNYC, he oversaw the backend development.
He currently leads development for Housing Works businesses, and when he is not hacking away at some code, he likes to bike, hike, and snowboard.
Chrysanthe Peteros Chrysanthe is lead writer for GreenspaceNYC and a graduate student in Boston, MA. Raised in rural Connecticut, she loves the city,
but maintains an appreciation for the simpler things in life.
Laurence Wilse-Samson Laurence is a PhD candidate in the Columbia University Economics department. He likes both American and British sports and isn't a Saggitarius.
Courtney Selstad Courtney is an event planner, green crafter and up-cycling enthusiast. After moving from Minneapolis last year,
she is still fascinated by the treasures she finds in the Manhattan garbage.
Ace Bouchard Ace is a photographer and regular contributor to GreenspaceNYC.
Andrew Haner Andrew is a LEED certified architect and firm principal for Sun|Tect.
Pablo Schuhmacher Pablo is the owner of One Hack Mind, a social media company.
Megan Yealy Megan joins GreenspaceNYC as an intern. She is a BA candidate at the University of Rochester. She majors in political science and history
We have benefited from the enthusiasm and support of our talented and enthusiastic instructors including: Robert Bohn, Andrew Haner, Jennifer Lauren, Emily Herzlin, Mike Ernst, and Seth Mulvey. It has been fun also to collaborate with Jeff Hittner and the great people at Ethikus. We have been lucky to be able to host many of our events at the Wix Lounge --- a wonderful free coworking space.
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