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: 4unionnow@gmail.com 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!

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. ngrid.com/myrebate or call 1-855-926-7543