Every year, LESReady! members lead workshops, conduct outreach, organize community members, and plan other exciting projects designed to make our neighborhood more resilient. Scroll down to learn more about what we’re doing for the Lower East Side.
LESReady! member FABnyc and artist Raul Ayala created a community engagement toolkit including banners and two participatory activities that invite community members to reflect on their relationship to climate change.
All the way E 4th Street Block Association, Henry Street Settlement, Ryan Health NENA, and Alfred E. Smith Houses Resident’s Association all hosted community workshops on emergency preparedness, reaching over 1,500 Lower East Side residents.
The Village East Towers Emergency Preparedness Task Force held three disaster preparedness workshops for their residents, including a two-way radio training for their Floor Captains. They also installed poster railings in all their buildings to display weather updates and emergency notifications.
Policy & Advocacy
WiFi-NY/Beyond the Grid and Loisaida, Inc. surveyed hundreds of community members and collected important energy use data to make the case for mass appliance replacement, which would lower emissions, reduce electric bills, and potentially create local jobs.
Green Map System worked with students from Parsons School of Design to create #AnimateChange, a conversational marketing campaign using GIFs to call out resilience and preparedness actions. The GIFs have been viewed over 3 million times at giphy.com/greenmap.
Resilient Energy & Infrastructure
Through their HDFC Green and Resilient Program, Cooper Square Committee hosted 2 workshops and one rooftop site visit to educate HDFC shareholders on energy efficiency, multifamily building resiliency, and flood planning.