Climate Jobs NY Update: Momentum Builds for Carbon Free and Healthy Schools
Over the past two weeks, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew have toured New York City schools with solar power and energy efficiency retrofits, highlighting the need for Carbon Free and Healthy Schools across the City. Click here to check out video from their visit to Staten Island's P.S. 62, a “net-zero energy school” with solar panels, rainwater retention tanks, a greenhouse and vegetable garden and much more, where NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez also joined the tour.
You can sign a petition here calling for Carbon Free and Healthy Schools. Together, we can make NYC schools a model of green infrastructure, make schools healthier and safer, create good union jobs, and save schools millions in energy costs.
Finally, ICYMI: Check out a recent op-ed in Crain's from labor leaders calling for Carbon Free and Healthy Schools!