Goodbye to Our Interns!

It takes a lot to make an event run smoothly. No team at Urban Green knows that more than our tireless Education department, charged with organizing the monthly public programs and weekly trainings we offer to our community of building professionals. We recently bid farewell to two interns who’ve added energy, inspiration, and fresh ideas to our events—thank you and best of luck to Rebecca Elzinga and Jeremy Latriano!

Rebecca Elzinga

Public Programs Intern
Rebecca is studying to take the LEED GA exam this summer and will continue working in the green building industry in the fall.

Rebecca Elzinga

“It is hard to look at New York City the same way after working at Urban Green— the iconic city skyline is broken down into each individual building and the many components that make them up. It has been so exciting to work on the Public Programs team and learn from the people striving to make our cities greener and greater. Whether it is a tenant pushing for condensing boilers, an architect using Passive House to reach net-zero potential, or one of my coworkers agonizing over how many pita chips 70 event attendees will eat. From the broader picture of urban sustainability to the intricacies of air sealing, I have learned more than I could have imagined (or that my friends and family would care to know). I am so grateful to have been a part of Urban Green’s multifaceted work that is so important for the vibrancy and longevity of NYC. A huge thank-you to Urban Green for such an insightful experience!”

Jeremy Latriano

Education Outreach & Delivery Intern

Jeremy Latriano

“When I found out that I would be filling the Education Outreach and Delivery internship at Urban Green Council, I was ecstatic! There is not a nonprofit in New York making more of an impact on the industry than Urban Green, and to be able to actively support the Education department here has been an invaluable experience. For the past several months, I’ve assisted the O&D team with the organization and execution of their flagship training program, GPRO. During this time I developed crucial organization and interpersonal skills, and also took full advantage of Urban Green classes and events to learn about all aspects of green design and construction. I am thankful for my time spent at Urban Green and look forward to sharing their commitment to sustainability as I continue my professional journey.”

Our fall internships are now open! See details and apply soon.

About the author

Urban Green Council
Dedicated to transforming buildings for a sustainable future.