Sam works for the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability where he focuses on programs and policies that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from New York City's nearly one million buildings. One of his programs, the NYC Carbon Challenge, is a voluntary greenhouse gas reduction program in which the City of New York partners with private and institutional sector leaders to showcase their demonstration and commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability. Previously, Sam served as an outreach coordinator at Solar One, a non-profit environmental education organization, where he provided support for New York State clean energy programs. Prior to that role, Sam was an energy auditor for a local utility energy efficiency program where he provided technical assistance for small commercial businesses throughout New York City.
A graduate from the City College of New York's sustainability in the urban environment and the University at Albany's urban planning programs, Sam is a New Yorker through and through and continues to live in Harlem, the neighborhood of his youth. A lifelong city dweller and firm believer in spending time in nature. An avid cyclist, an optimist at heart, and a former US Marine.