Jul 2, 2021 | News Story

Climate Jobs NY Update: Carbon Free and Healthy Schools

One of the priorities Climate Jobs NY leaders emphasized to Secretary Granholm was Carbon Free and Healthy Schools, a campaign committed to making NYC schools carbon free, healthier and safer, while creating good union jobs and saving schools millions in energy costs. We can make NYC schools a model for the nation, and YOU can help. Please click here to add your name to the thousands of parents, teachers, union members, and students who have already signed on in support of our campaign.

With this initiative, NYC can:

• Save more than 75,000 tons of carbon emissions every year, the equivalent of planting over 400,000 trees
• Address long-standing facilities issues, including outdated HVAC systems, making schools healthier and safer for students and the school community
• Save schools $70 million on energy costs every year
• Create thousands of good-paying union jobs for our communities -- click here to sign!