Heat Pump 101: The Dos and Don’ts of Making the Switch

We are participating in a webinar with NY State community campaigns Thurs. Mar 31, 7:00-8:00 PM. We ask if you would like to speak for a few minutes about your project and possibly participate in the open Q&A. If you can only spare a 10-15 min window between 7:15  to 7:30 we can fit you in.


Join, Regional HeatSmart TeamsRenewable Heat Now, other community partners and special guests for a lively and interesting webinar series on building electrification.

Register for the Zoom here!

Affordable Solar For Brooklynites

Open to all 1-4 family Brooklyn homeowners!

Nonprofits Solar One, Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) and Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) have partnered on Barrio Solar,  a new solar campaign designed to support 1-4 family homeowners, particularly Low-Moderate Income (LMI) homeowners, in the direct acquisition of solar energy.  

The campaign provides FREE technical assistance to individuals on solar basics, installation viability for their buildings, costs, savings, financing options, and the permitting and installation process– all of the guidance one needs to determine if solar is the right choice for their families. Interested homeowners are bundled together to achieve greater purchasing power and reduced installation costs. So ALL Brooklyn Homeowners are encouraged to submit an interest form. Homeowners that make less than 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI), for example family of 4 should make less than $143,160 a year, to be eligible for a $3,500 cash subsidy toward the cost of their solar installation, which can be used for related expenses like roof repairs or electrical system upgrades. This program is designed to support equitable access to the benefits of solar for all homeowners.

If you have any interest, to fill out a very brief form on: https://fifthave.org/affordable-solar/ or call 646-820-1301!

Local 375/DC37 Representative Needed!

Local 375/DC37 is looking for a full time grievance representative who would represent individual union members in various City agencies, but would also lead on labor/ management issues and meetings. This is an internal organizing position, not new organizing.

We are looking for someone who is committed to the labor movement and believes in our ability to create change in addition to representing individual union members. This person would be reporting to Local 375.

If you feel interested in applying for this position, please email: [email protected] or visit the Local 375 website for more information!

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! 

Sign the Petition

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! 

Sign the Petition

PASS THE ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS LAW NOW!

Sign the petition

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!