Commitment to Action

Launch of a City-Wide Clean Energy Corps

Commitment by

Lisbeth Shepherd, Founder and Executive Director, Green City Force, Green City Force

In 2010, Green City Force (GCF) committed to launching a Clean Energy Corps for New York City that will engage hundreds of urban youth over three years to fight climate change and improve community environmental health while preparing for careers in the clean energy economy. Green City Force is recruiting young people with weak employment histories from neighborhoods most affected by pollution and poverty. Corps members will improve energy efficiency and energy conservation in buildings and perform outreach to stimulate awareness of and demand for energy efficiency services.

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Commitment

Launch of a City-Wide Clean Energy Corps

Launched

2010

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States of America

Commitment by

Lisbeth Shepherd, Founder and Executive Director, Green City Force, Green City Force

Partner(s)

Blue Ridge Foundation, Blessing Way Foundation, Community Environmental Center, Cypress Hill Local Development Corporation, New York City Housing Authority, Local 10, Laborers International Union of America, The Corps Network