We've traveled to Albany more times than we can count to advocate for legislation that helps to promote energy efficiency. With help from our partners across the state, that legislation – Green Jobs Green New York – became a reality in 2009.
Since then, we've knocked on hundreds of doors.
We've tabled at community events and presented at churches and neighborhood association groups.
And we've convened over a dozen energy efficiency contractors in our community to form our program.
We’re in year three and we’re looking to expand. We started out in Erie County and now we’re looking to connect with home and small business owners in Niagara and Cattaraugus Counties too.
So we’re having an ambassador event to kick things off.
“In 2008, Erie County Homeowners with income at or below 80% of the annual median income paid $267,516,827 more than they could afford for their energy bills."
The above is a statement from the 2011 LIFE Energy Affordability Gap report. Energy bills continue to rise and our beautiful housing stock continues to age – the need for energy efficiency in our region will only increase from here.
In the past, we've partnered with trusted allies like NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan, Village of Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang and Buffalo Common Council Member Michael J. LoCurto to help us get the word out about our program. We're so grateful for these partnership and know this is only the beginning.
Why are we having an ambassador’s event on May 15, 5:30 PM at Coco Bistro & Bar?
Because our friends and neighbors continue to deal with rising energy costs.
Because we need jobs in our community and we believe they can be created through the weatherization sector.
Do you have a friend or neighbor who endured this harsh winter without proper insulation or a proper furnace in their home?
Want to help drive real job creation in our community?
If so, the ambassador event is for you.