We thank New York Community Trust for its support of LESReady!

LESReady! invites you to Beyond The Grid’s Roundtable: Bringing community-controlled energy to the LES.

Beyond the Grid is advancing a vision and model to bring energy and communications self-reliance to our community. Join us for a roundtable discussion on the project, forming an Urban Energy Coalition (an entity of stakeholders to advance resilience and social, economic, and climate justice in the Lower East Side), and share your insight and feedback!

June 13 Downtown Arts Space
First Floor Theater | 70 East 4th St. NYC 10003
1 – 3 pm
RSVP HERE

We look forward to seeing you, and welcome your participation!

More about Beyond the Grid:
Beyond the Grid / NYSERDA NY Prize Stage 1 Feasibility Study
https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/NYPrize/files/studies/20-Two-Bridges.pdf

NYC Community Microgrid Aims to Avoid Horror of Superstorms
https://microgridknowledge.com/community-microgrid-nyc

A More Resilient Neighborhood, Just Beyond the Grid
http://urbanomnibus.net/2014/12/a-more-resilient-neighborhood-just-beyond-the-grid

This event is open to LES community members, allies, and others working towards energy democracy in the city. For further questions, please contact GOLES Resiliency Coordinator Ceci Pineda at Ceci@goles.org(212) 533-2541 x13

Volunteering with LESReady!
Interested in Volunteering? Please fill out the Volunteer Form.

 

From the Lower East Side to the World

Wendy Brawer (pictured left) from Green Maps discussing LES Ready! with 40 other green mapmakers from across the country at a Climate Action Discussion in Cuba.

East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

LESReady! speaks out in favor of science and against displacement

Photo: Courtesy City of New York

On March 24 the City released its 13th Proposed Amendment to the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, based on community feedback and new design challenges. LESReady! spoke out about the importance of climate science and the need to defend against displacement, both natural and man-made. Read our comments here: LESReady! Public Comments to ESCR Amendment 13.

Make Your Building More Resilient

Fill out this form to tell us more about your building and Nazareth Housing staff will reach out to schedule a workshop. Or, email Chris Barrett at cbarrett@nazarethhousingnyc.org.