Community Engagement

‘Building Power’ Brings Energy Savings to Bronx Churches, Jobs to Residents


In partnership with the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition and BlocPower, Emerald Cities New York and its local host, the Bronx Community Development Initiative (BCDI), are making great strides w… Read More

Youth Take High Road to ‘STEAM’ Careers with ‘ACES’ Program


ECC’s commitment to building a sustainable and just economy for the next generation has taken unique form in Los Angeles, where the Architecture, Construction and Engineering Students (ACES) Pathway Program… Read More

Obama Administration Recommits to Carbon Reduction in Face of Supreme Court Stay of Clean Power Plan


Even as the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) pending a June appeals court review, the Obama Administration has declared its ongoing commitment to cutting … Read More

Painters Union Builds Alliances at the Local Level, with Focus on Youth


(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about IUPAT’s CORE Initiative. See first part here.) Jobs, School Supplies, Training DC 58 in Illinois and Missouri is running several comm… Read More

RENEW Seattle Brings Energy, Water Savings to Affordable Housing


Seattle, December 3, 2015 – Today Emerald Cities Seattle (EC Seattle) launches the first projects under its RENEW Multi-Family Housing Program that will use efficiency retrofits to unlock energy and water s… Read More

ECC Calls for Equity & Inclusion for Low-Income Communities Of Color at EPA Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan


In testimony at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing on the Clean Power Plan (CPP), Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) called for equity and inclusion for low-income communities of color as sta… Read More

EC New York, Bronx CDI Win $25,000 from The Solutions Project


EC New York and its partner community development corporation, the Bronx Community Development Initiative (BCDI), have jointly won a $25,000 operating grant from The Solutions Project, an organization that works … Read More

EC New York Partner, The Point CDC, Wins $100K to Study Community Microgrid, Plays Leading Role in Expanding Climate Resilience in South Bronx


An Emerald Cities New York Local Council member, The Point Community Development Corporation (The Point CDC), has won $100,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) N… Read More

EC New York’s Bronx Healthy Buildings Program Receives Two-Year, $250,000 Award


The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC), a member of the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, which is the host of Emerald Cities New York, is the lead recipient of a two-year, $250,000 a… Read More

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