Tell Mayor de Blasio We Need Green, Healthy Schools Now!

As New York City moves toward a full reopening of schools by September, the realities of COVID-19 and the climate crisis for our frontline communities cannot be ignored. Take action with Climate Works for All to create sustainable, just communities and demand that Mayor de Blasio build Green Healthy Schools now! 

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Installing solar on and HVAC systems within schools will help us move towards equitable, healthy communities for our students and teachers, will lower our city’s emissions, and will create good green jobs for our communities. Now is the time to invest in these solutions and move towards an Equitable Recovery for New York City. 

In this new report, Climate Works for All has calculated that $1.5 billion is needed to install solar and HVAC systems in every public school in NYC. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services currently has $3.8 billion in funding for city energy efficiency upgrades. Mayor de Blasio must begin the work of dispersing this funding towards solar and HVAC systems in New York City public schools, and our next Mayor must continue this legacy of investment during their administration. 

Join us in demanding Mayor de Blasio end his term fighting for our communities by building Green, Healthy Schools now! 

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A diverse group of kids, citizens, activists, council members, bus drivers and advocacy groups have been asking for Electric School Buses for over twenty years, but now that the legislation (Intro 455) finally has enough votes to pass Speaker Corey Johnson is ignoring our calls for a vote on it!

Join with us to demand that Speaker Johnson schedule Intro 455 for a vote and let’s force the city to make good on the promise to make ALL school buses electric by 2040 – not just the small percentage of buses the city is planning to operate!

National Grid Residential Programs

Savings Your Way: No-cost Home Energy Assessments Through National Grid’s Savings Your Way program, our trusted Franklin Energy experts offer NYC income eligible customers, no-cost online or in-person home energy assessments to help you save energy and make your home more comfortable. Plus, you will receive free energy-saving products for your home, including showerheads, aerators, pipe wrap and thermostatic shut-off valves.If you choose an in-person option, we will take the appropriate, CDC-recommended precautions before visiting your home and during the scheduled appointment. To learn more visit Savings Your Way or call 833-427-SAVE (7283)

Prescriptive programs Offers incentives for specific energy conservation measures after installation, such as, Hot Water Boilers, Steam Boilers, Combination Furnace-Water Heater, Furnaces, Water heaters, Boiler reset controls, Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, Thermostatic radiator valves, and Pipe Insulation. Incentive range $50 to $1000 per measure installed. or call 1-855-926-7543

WE ACT Latest Job Opportunities

WE ACT 4 Change, an affiliated political organization, is hiring Get Out the Vote Field Organizers in Northern Manhattan. These are short-term, full-time, contract positions that start immediately. No experience required. Learn more about these positions and how to apply by visiting WE ACT 4 Change’s website.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice is hiring a Bilingual Community Organizer and an Environmental Health Manager based in our New York City office along with a Communications Manager for our Federal Policy Office, based in Washington, DC. Learn more about these positions, including the required qualifications and how to apply, by visiting WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s website.

We’re making history today in Albany

We’re out in Albany right now demanding our legislators #PassTheCCIA and mourning the deaths of people from climate inaction. How many more people will die before we take action? Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, Speaker Carl Heastie, and Governor Cuomo will fail NYers if they don’t pass meaningful climate funding. 


Next week, the legislative session is over and Albany will have done nothing for the 3rd year in a row to fund the CLCPA. It’s time to #PassTheCCIA and reclaim our future by giving back money to our communities.

We’re in Albany right now for our last push of the session to let our legislators and the Governor know it’s time to fund climate, jobs, and justice! 

We’re outside the Business Council right now demanding the lies stop and to #PassTheCCIA. Your lies and climate denial are costing thousands of lives, how many more need to be lost before we take action?

Willdan Clean Energy Academy!

The next cohort Willdan Clean Energy Academy!

Classes will be held:
Monday, June 7th through Monday, June 21st
Monday – Friday 11:30am – 6:30pm daily

For 2 consecutive weeks
100% Virtual
The 60 hours of free training will cover building Thermal Systems in depth with five key areas of focus: (Syllabus attached)

  • Green Economy
  • Building Envelope
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Energy System Modeling

Any interested candidates can fill out the Application Form here. This training is completely free to all participants, funded by NYSERDA, Willdan and our partners. No prior experience needed.

Prepare for careers in:

  • Sales & Outreach
  • Auditing & Analysis
  • Design & Engineering
  • Site Inspection
  • Installation & Contracting
  • Measurement & Verification
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • and More..