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Climate Change Action Workshop : New York City

Learn, Engage, & Become a Certified Climate Change Ambassador with GBRI

Embark on an impactful journey with GBRI’s 1-day interactive Climate Change Action Workshop in the vibrant city of New York

Climate Change Action Workshop - New York City

Climate change and sustainability are critical global challenges that require collective action and informed decision-making. GBRI is proud to present a series of immersive workshops designed to deepen your understanding, inspire meaningful engagement, and equip you with the knowledge and skills to drive positive change.

Our first workshop, the Climate Change Action Workshop, draws inspiration from GBRI’s acclaimed “Climate Change Ambassador Program.” Building on the momentum of the Climate Change Action Workshop, our second workshop, the ESG Workshop, focuses on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations in sustainable practices.

What is the Climate Change workshop about?

Climate change is more than just a global temperature rise. It is a multifaceted challenge that encompasses environmental, social, and economic impacts. At GBRI, we believe that it’s time to shift the narrative from discussing the problem to taking meaningful action. Our Climate Change Action Workshop goes beyond the surface-level understanding and empowers participants to become part of the solution.

Drawing inspiration from GBRI’s acclaimed “Climate Change Ambassador Program,” this hands-on workshop provides a holistic understanding of climate change, addressing its environmental justice implications and uncovering innovative solutions from both individual and collective perspectives. We recognize that climate change is not an isolated issue but interlinked with broader aspects such as environment, biodiversity, economics, and social justice. Through engaging activities and discussions, we aim to foster a sense of optimism and inspire participants to take action.

From exploring lifestyle and societal shifts to diving into design and operational interventions, this interactive workshop will kickstart your climate change action plan as an individual and equip your organization with the knowledge and tools to make a meaningful impact. Whether you are a passionate environmentalist, a sustainability professional, or simply someone concerned about the future of our planet, this workshop offers a platform to deepen your understanding, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and explore actionable strategies.

Date – Aug 17th 2023 | Midtown Manhattan, NY | 8 Hours with a 45 minute break for lunch.

Will the workshop fulfill credential maintenance for AIA, LEED and WELL professionals?

Absolutely! By attending this workshop, participants will also earn 8 Continuing Education (CE) hours towards the credential maintenance of their LEED, AIA, or WELL credentials, demonstrating their commitment to professional development and staying up-to-date with industry standards. This workshop is strategically scheduled for a Thursday, allowing out-of-state and international participants to follow up with our Friday workshop on ESG if they choose, thereby earning an additional 8 CE hours towards their LEED, AIA, or WELL credential maintenance. Participants of both workshops will also receive complimentary 1 year access to GBRI’s library of self-paced courses and articles including LEED and WELL specific courses specifically designed to fulfill LEED and WELL specific CE requirements ($249 value). This means that by attending GBRI’s sustainability workshops, participants can conveniently fulfill all their CE hour requirements in one place, saving time and effort in searching for individual courses.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will earn a socially shareable and verifiable certificate, along with the esteemed Climate Change Ambassador badge, to showcase their commitment to driving positive change and inspire others to join the movement.

Learning Objectives

Instructor Profiles

Guided by our passionate facilitators, Paulina Marinkovic and Jeslin Varghese, you will embark on a comprehensive journey exploring the science of climate change, its societal impacts and devising solutions from both individual and collective perspectives.

Extend your stay and enjoy a weekend in the vibrant city of New York

This workshop is strategically scheduled for a Thursday, allowing out-of-state and international participants to follow up with our Friday workshop on ESG if they choose. Furthermore, this timing provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to extend their stay and enjoy a weekend in the vibrant city of New York. Explore the city’s iconic landmarks, museums, and cultural attractions, and make sure to visit LEED and WELL certified buildings to experience sustainable design in action. Whether it’s marveling at the energy-efficient features of a LEED certified skyscraper or immersing yourself in the wellness-focused environment of a WELL certified space, you’ll discover how sustainability intersects with the urban fabric of NYC. Plan your learning and leisure combo with GBRI’s Climate Change Action Workshop!

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Workshop Tuition

Climate Change Workshop

$ 399
  • Live workshop and 1 year on-demand access to GBRI CE Library

ESG Workshop

$ 499
  • Live workshop and 1 year on-demand access to GBRI CE Library

Combined Workshops

$898
$ 699
Save $200
  • Live workshop and 1 year on-demand access to GBRI CE Library

Accommodation & Flights to NYC

New York City offers a wide range of accommodation options and is well connected via the MTA subway and bus system. Participants can choose to book a hotel or an Airbnb in any of the boroughs. For planning purposes, please use Midtown Manhattan as the venue for the workshop. Given the popularity of New York City, accommodations can fill up quickly. We encourage participants to book their flights and accommodation well in advance to ensure they secure their preferred lodging. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Why Become a Climate Change Ambassador

Gain comprehensive training in sustainability, climate change, social impact, and green/net zero buildings.

Join a network of change-makers and connect with like-minded individuals.

Enhance your visibility and inspire your peers with your knowledge and commitment.

Be the change you wish to see in the world and engage in meaningful actions to drive sustainability.

Questions And Answers

All courses under this program are eligible for continuing education (CE) credits.  However please check the requirements of your board/credential before purchasing. Audio-Visual Courses will be automatically reported by GBRI, articles will need to be self-reported. 

Audio-Visual Courses will be reported to GBCI & AIA on your behalf. Articles will need to be self-reported. You will be provided with the information needed to self-report upon successful completion of the respective quiz.

GBRI works with small, medium and large office groups. Please call us at 210-858-7783  or email [email protected] for a group rate.  

GBRI is in the process of creating multiple certification programs in 2022. Please check here for updates.

Yes! Our Climate Change Curated CE Bundle will provide you with the general and LEED or WELL specific hours needed to maintain your credential. Explore our curated CE bundles here.

GBRI will be offering 2 instructor programs. Please check here for more information.

Yes, you can share all your badges on social media. Upon completion of each level, you will earn the Warrior badge for level 1, Champion Badge for Level 2, and Ambassador Badge for Level 3. 

Yes, in order to become an Ambassador, you will have to complete Level 1 (Warrior) and Level 2 (Champion).

Yes. A link to your badge can be shared with anyone on social media or by email.

The amount of time it will take to complete each badge will vary. You should dedicate at least 7 hours for a Climate Change Warrior badge, 9 hours for a Climate Change Champion badge (in addition to the time it takes to earn a Warrior badge), and 10.5 hours for a Climate Change Ambassador badge (in addition to the time it takes to earn a Warrior & Champion badge).

Education Partners

As a proud UN SDG partner, GBRI firmly believes that learning is an ongoing journey. Join us as we learn, engage, and take action towards a sustainable and socially equitable future. With GBRI, education goes beyond mere knowledge acquisition—it’s about making a real difference!

Join us for this transformative workshop, gain valuable knowledge, earn CE hours, and advance your professional journey towards a sustainable future.

Simply fill out the form below, and our team will personally respond within 24-48 hours

Interested in partnering with GBRI? We have sponsorship opportunities available for webinars and badges!” and include “Simply fill out the form below, and our team will personally respond within 24-48 hours

International Sustainability Program Tuition

Sustainability Scholar

$ 699
  • Scholarships available
Track 1

Sustainability Ambassador

$ 999
  • Completion of Track 1 Required
Track 2
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Jeslin Varghese, Director of Sustainability, GBRI

Jeslin Varghese is Director of Sustainability at GBRI and Project Controls in the program controls division of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Construction & Development (MTACD), overseeing multiple mega-projects in New York City with a combined value of $50bn.

Mr. Varghese has over 17 years of professional experience in sustainability and project controls. His experience spans planning, problem solving, strategy development, risk assessment, CPM scheduling, performance monitoring, building & managing teams, and project management.

An avid believer in sustainability and social equity, Jeslin brings enormous talent and engineering experience from the many green residential and commercial building projects he has worked on both in the US and overseas.

Paulina Marinkovic, Strategic Consultant & Climate Change Project Manager

Paulina Marinkovic´ is a strategic consultant in the environmental and communications industry.

She has over 13 years of experience working in the sustainability and climate change fields. She’s currently a consultant with clients located worldwide throughout English, Spanish and French speaking countries. Her previous experience includes Startups, corporate, and working for half a decade at Consolidated Edison, the largest investor-owned energy company in the USA. She’s a graduate from Harvard University with a degree in Environmental Management, a Masters in Science from Columbia University in Sustainability Management, a degree in journalism, an Executive MBA and LEED AP O&M credentials. Paulina has a passion for conservation, restoration, sustainability, social impact, and all things Earth! Her interdisciplinary background combines Earth sciences and communications expertise to effectively convey strategies and messages encompassing all things sustainability.

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