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  • Why we’re hosting an Ambassador Event on May 15th

    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.

    Join us! 

  • On-Bill Financing: It's easy as 1-2-3

    We’ve been going on for months about why On-Bill Financing is so green-tastic but, do you really know why? Learn everything you need to know about how you can pay for your energy-saving improvements with this budget-friendly tool below! #staygreenfriends #happythursdayfolks

     

    For more information about On-Bill Financing visit us online here

  • #LiveBetter with PUSH Green

     

    Our #GreenFriday message of the day is really 'simple:' #LiveBetter. Check us out online to learn how we can help you and your family do just that!

  • Green Jobs - Green New York case study | WWII-era Buffalo home gets an extreme makeover

    Tom Digrace of Tonawanda, N.Y. participated in NYSERDA's Green Jobs - Green New York program to make his home more energy efficient year-round. Read more about his experience in the program below.

    Learn more about our PUSH Green program by visiting us online or by contacting us at 716-886-1780. We can't wait to help you and your family. 
  • PUSH Green fact of the day: greenhouse gas emissions

     

    #GREENFACT: Did you know that the amount of greenhouse gas emissions increased by 70 percent between 1970 and 2004? Did you also know that Green Jobs - Green New York and PUSH Green promotes the installation of clean technologies to help reduce your energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions? Well we do! Learn how by visiting us online, at www.pushgreenwny.org.

  • June greetings from PUSH Green

     

    We just launched our June e-Newsletter: June Greetings from PUSH Green! Scan the QR Code - above - to check it out online. Just don't forget to sign-up for our awesome newsletter online at www.PUSHGreenWNY.org. #Happyreading Green Family!

  • Friends & Neighbors | The bundles have finally been assigned

    On Monday, June 11 our fabulous #GreenTeam spun our "Friends and Neighbors Wheel" to determine which bundles would be assigned to our state approved Friends and Neighbors contractors. 

    Over the last few months, CBO's - Community Based Organizations - like ours have been working with NYSERDA to develop the aggregation arm of the Green Jobs - Green New York program.

    The Friends and Neighbors Program is designed to encourage and reward collective action within a targeted neighborhood, referred to as an “Aggregation” of energy efficiency upgrades.

    Aggregation, is the recruitment of a minimum of 5 homeowners within a neighborhood, who have agreed to use the same contractor (or contractor team) to perform comprehensive home assessments and energy efficiency upgrades.

    PUSH Green has negotiated discounted pricing with contractors to incentivize community participation in the Friends and Neighbors Program. Discounted rates will lock-in when at least three customers sign contracts to have energy efficiency measures installed in their homes, with higher discounts for larger groups of homeowners. 

    Interested in learning more about our Friends and Neighbors Contractors? Check out the list below: 

  • May greetings from PUSH Green

    Get over the Wednesday "hump" and catch up on the latest PUSH Green news. We just launched our latest e-Newsletter, "May Greetings from PUSH Green," this morning and it's filled with family profiles, workforce information, upcoming PUSH Green events, and much more. Check it out by simply scanning the QR Code below. Just don't forget to sign-up for our newsletter by visiting us online.

    Happy reading everyone!

  • Home energy efficiency model

    Source: google.com via Jessica on Pinterest

    Pretty sound energy efficient model for a homeowner interested in upgrading their house.