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Cynthia D Herrera

Cynthia D Herrera

Project Coordinator

White Roof Project

New York City, NY

I grew up in a mega-city, full of over-consumption and crowded freeways. Leaving Los Angeles, California to live in Nicaragua at 28, gave me the opportunity to maturely understand how disconnected I was to valuing everyday necessities and their connection to an ever changing built environment. Living in a third-world country ...





White Roof Project

Project Coordinator

Social Enterprise: White Roof Project (WRP)

Black surfaces absorbs heat and white surfaces reflect heat back into the atmosphere and away from our city.Extreme weather events will increase in frequency and intensity in NYC. Our goal is to tackle climate change in a simple way: painting black-tar roofs using a white-solar reflective paint.

White Roofs
- absorbs less heat
- cool our buildings
- relieve our energy grid
- conserve energy
- reduces green house gases
- mitigate public health distress

Career medium 01

Columbia University in the City of New York

MS Candidate- Sustainability Management at The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Acquiring theoretical and practical skills in five required areas of study:
1. Integrative Courses in Sustainability Management:
Complex interactions between natural and social systems
2. Economics and Quantitative Analysis
3. The Physical Dimensions of Sustainability Management:
Connections between environmental inputs (i.e. natural resources) and outputs (i.e. energy), and their effects on the natural environment, understanding the environmental impacts from organizational activities
4. The Public Policy Environment of Sustainability Management
5. General and Financial Management

Career medium 02