Below are G.E.T.’s top picks from NY-GEO’s weekly “Just-In” Newsletter. Just In! features three fresh news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday. NY-GEO members get the full newsletter, which includes an advanced look at the website articles, plus event listings and job openings and several bonus article summaries with links, usually on the Saturday before website publication.
Governor Hochul announces $59 million “clean green schools” initiative to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions in pre-k-12 schools – “Administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Clean Green Schools initiative will provide technical, financial, and human resource support to help schools in underserved areas evaluate, plan for, and implement energy efficient and clean heating and cooling projects to benefit the most vulnerable New Yorkers.” Full press release here.
LCV Legislative Scorecard – A total of 82 state lawmakers have received a perfect score on the 2021 legislative scorecard by the New York League of Conservation Voters, and state Sen. Kevin Parker and Assembly Member Pat Fahy received “environmental champion” awards, State of Politics reports.
AWESome EarthKind podcast: Are you aware that an average person in the US is responsible for putting 16 TONS of climate pollution into the air every year? While natural gas has been advertised as clean “bridge fuel” for decades, the reality is dramatically different. We need to move to clean heating, cooling and hot water for our homes and buildings. Check out this week’s AWESome EarthKind Energy podcast where we interview Bill Nowak, NY-Geo’s Executive Director. Listen via your favorite podcast playing app (Apple, Spotify, Google Podcast.) or visit the website at www.AWESomeEarthKind.com.