Everything listed under: community activism

  • What is the REV? And why should you care?

    What is the REV? Here's the punchline: 

    REV is short for Reforming the Energy Vision, an ambitious process that began in 2014, formed to fight climate change by moving New York State away from fossil fuels and towards renewable, sustainable, affordable and efficient ways of generating power, like wind and solar. The Public Service Commission (PSC) is the state body who has the authority to ensure that our power and energy producing utilities comply with regulations and policies that will achieve our climate goals, while giving New Yorkers of all income levels access to renewables like shared solar. 

    It is more important than ever for all of us who are committed to fighting climate change to come together and influence the REV so that it prioritizes people and planet over profits. For more information and ways to get involved, visit the New York Public Interest Research Group's website here

    The PSC is always reaching out for input from the community on issues relating to energy and power production. The most recent calendar of public hearings can be found here. Make sure your voice is heard!

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    BREAKING NEWS! NYS Assembly Approves Bill to Slash Carbon Emissions!

    Members of PUSH Buffalo and other area social justice groups rallied in Albany New York yesterday to show support for the passage of a strong energy bill that would require New York State to drastically cut carbon emissions by 2050 - this bill passed in the state assembly!

    The legislation, called the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act, is also notable for its emphasis on environmental and economic justice, according to the bill's advocates. It aims to "prioritize the safety and health of disadvantaged communities" and "it creates good jobs and protects workers and communities," a memo by lawmakers said.

    To hear from the voices on the ground working to push this bill through, click here!

  • PUSH Green will Discover Delaware this Saturday!

    This just in: our awesome #GreenTeam will be at The Kenmore Merchants Association's Discover Delaware Sidewalk Sale this Saturday, June 30. Come out and help create, support, and foster a vibrant and diversified business environment through community service and activism! We can't wait to see you all out and about in Kenmore, New York.