If every New Yorker switched just one compact fluorescent bulb to an LED bulb, NYC would collectively cut over 125 million pounds of carbon emissions per year!
350NYC’s Lighting the Way LED Project is moving forward. Partnering with Phelps House, our volunteers have been helping replace incandescent and CFL light bulbs with energy efficient LEDs in each resident’s apartment. This month we will complete the seventh floor apartments, providing improved lighting and increased energy efficiency. Volunteers have enjoyed working with the management and staff and engaging in conversations with residents about how these small steps help reduce our overall carbon footprint and hopefully help them reduce their electricity bills.
Help be part of the solution by supporting this very worthwhile project. Go to: www.gofundme.com/LightingTheWay and remember to change your bulbs at home. LEDs can be purchased online for as little as $3.50 each. We are all part of the problem – let’s be part of the solution as well. If you’d like to volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Monica Weiss, Sustainable Solutions Working Group
Cut Carbon Now! www.gofundme.com/LightingTheWay
On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, thousands will march for action to prevent climate catastrophe. Sign up here to receive updates and transportation/housing info. Endorsing Orgs
Please fill out this google form if you want to join the 350NYC and 350BK contingent.
Here are the details:
What: The March for a Clean Energy Revolution
When: Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at noon
Where: Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Transportation information can be found here.
Together, we will march to call for:
- A ban on fracking and other unconventional extreme fossil fuel extraction methods,
- A halt to the rapid and reckless expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, A ban on the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), a halt to the approval of export facilities, and a continuation of the ban on crude oil exports,
- A stop to other dirty energy sources including incineration, nuclear power, and biomass,
- Environmental justice for all to end the disproportionate impacts on low-income communities and communities of color,
- Swift action to invest in solar, wind and other clean energy power sources and energy efficiency measures across the United States so that we can transition quickly to a 100% renewable energy economy,
- A just transition for workers who are employed by the fossil fuel industry, and policies to ensure that the new renewable energy economy provides living wage jobs and benefits communities across the country.
Renewables and efficiency are the clean energy solutions we need to combat climate change and create millions of new jobs that will strengthen our economy. With the eyes of the world on Philadelphia, now is the time for us to come together as a united national movement.
Join us on the 24th!