A newly formed group of NYCHA residents looking to tackle the climate issues affecting NYCHA buildings will host a series of workshops starting next month, with applications to join the coalition due by the end of April.
The Network for Climate Action will host five workshops, culminating in a final recommendation to NYCHA. The group consists of NYCHA residents concerned about how environmental and climate issues are affecting their families or building and who want to see those issues addressed.
An email statement from NYCHA’s Sustainability Team, stated the workshop dates will be coordinated to accommodate participants’ availability, with first workshop occurring in late May. The workshops will be virtual.
“NYCHA is opening this opportunity to any NYCHA resident who is interested in participating in their sustainability and resiliency efforts,” the statement said.
Any NYCHA resident 16 or older can join the Network for Climate Action., with applications due by April 29. Those who become a network member will receive a certificate of engagement and a gift card. Joining the network also offers members an opportunity to talk to climate resiliency professionals.
The Network for Climate Action is being convened with the NYCHA’s Sustainability, and Recover and Resiliency teams, and is partnering with the Pratt Center for Community Development.
Last year, NYCHA released its plan to significantly mitigate carbon emissions. The country’s largest housing authority is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and by 80% by 2050.
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