Jun 24, 2022 | News Story

Climate Jobs NY Update: CJNY in the Daily News

With more than 1,800 public and charter schools in the New York City school system, we have an opportunity to address a significant portion of carbon emissions, especially in Black and Brown communities, through energy efficiency and solar projects. Our Carbon Free and Healthy Schools campaign calls out the need to not only prioritize retrofits to our schools' heating and cooling systems, but the need to do the work in communities that experience the brunt of the adverse health impacts from climate change.

In an article in the Daily News this week, executive director of CJNY, Dave Hancock, shared that “the emissions are huge. We’re spending a ton of money on energy; it’s building stock we control as a city. It’s a huge opportunity to improve school infrastructure … and create union jobs." Please read more here.