Climate Jobs NY Update: Labor, Environment & Industry Groups Host “What’s Brewin’ Offshore?”
On Wednesday, a near-capacity crowd of young professionals and community leaders stopped by for the "What's Brewin' Offshore?” happy hour to learn more about the offshore wind industry on Long Island. The event was held at Po Boy Brewery and was hosted by Climate Jobs NY Education Fund, New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Long Island Association, and Orsted.
The happy hour was organized to help Long Islanders learn about permitted and proposed offshore wind projects including the Sunrise Wind, Empire Wind, South Fork Wind, and Beacon Wind projects. Attendees also learned about green, union job opportunities and how to get involved.
“The offshore wind industry is the future of our Long Island economy and Suffolk County will serve as a national model for creating a greener future for all,” said Suffolk County Executive Bellone. “Thanks to the Climate Jobs NY Education Fund, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, the Long Island Association, and Orsted, now young job seekers have a better understanding of the importance of renewable green energy and how they can get involved.”
“The wind is at our backs. We showed young professionals and job seekers the vast opportunities that offshore wind brings to Long Islanders. All the while we are fighting for good union jobs across the industry and highlighting what local businesses have to offer. This is a generational opportunity to put Long Island at the center of the green economy.” said Mariah Dignan, Long Island Organizer for Climate Jobs NY Education Fund.