El Puente Leaders for Peace and Justice launched a 10-year initiative in 2011 to transform the area of Brooklyn that they named the Green Light District (GLD) into a more equitable and sustainable community. Developed by residents and other stakeholders, the GLD Community Declaration sets out wide-ranging goals including expanding local control of how energy is produced and used, reducing carbon emissions and creating green jobs. To begin, El Puente is working with NYSERDA’s Green Jobs-Green NY program on outreach to community members about energy efficiency, including how to get rebates for upgrades. Longer term, GLD is seeking innovative solutions for local clean energy production.
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