S4E9 — Growing the Next Generation of Ecohustlers with Max Lerner of NYC Parks

June 29, 2022

I speak with Max Lerner on the technologies the NYC Parks Emerging Tech team is exploring — and the skills future "green technologists" need.

This week, I am joined by Max Lerner, director of the Emerging Technologies team at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and founder of GROW (Green Revitalization Outreach Workforce) Externships, to discuss his upbringing in New York City, how he cultivated his love for nature, his decades of experience developing green roofs and urban farms, how his passion for technology led him to establish NYC Parks’ Emerging Tech team, how it grew to a think tank of over a 100 scientific visionaries, and his commitment to educating the green professionals of the future through innovative externships abroad.