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BEYOND THE GRID: LES Ready! featured in The Villager

Did you know that communities here in NYC can generate their own clean, renewable electricity and not have to worry about power outages — and that the Lower East Side is leading the way? It’s called a Community Microgrid, and LES Ready and our partners are working hard to make it a reality.

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From left to right, LES Ready! member Lilah Mejia, Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and LES Ready! member Michael J. Callaghan at Sandyween, a community event celebrating four years of a resilient post-Sandy Lower East Side.

One year later, LESReady! is still responding to the East Village Explosion.

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The Impact of Community Based Organizations After Disasters
An in depth study on the Lower East Side and the Rockaways finds that “[n]eighborhoods with a long history of community activism and awareness of gentrification threats seem to be better able to mobilize broadly and collectively around resilience needs…” Read more.