WHO WE ARE?
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.
WHAT IS THE CLEAN HEAT, CLEAN ENERGY CAMPAIGN?
WE ACT for Environmental Justice is currently coordinating with NYC Clean Heat from the mayor’s office to assist 50-75 properties in Northern Manhattan, that have yet to switch from No. 6 oil to a cleaner alternative to go through the conversion process. We are also connecting them to energy financing and incentive programs.
Moreover, we will be training residents that reside in these buildings and relevant tenant associations in targeted communities on how to be more energy efficient and save money on their energy bills, the link between health and energy, and how to fight a potential rent increase from a major capital improvement. We will connect residents to weatherization and low cost income eligible energy efficiency programs in Northern Manhattan.