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A Race to Save Energy in NYC Public Housing

A Race to Save Energy in NYC Public Housing

May 17, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on A Race to Save Energy in NYC Public Housing»

Green City Force and the residents of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)’s Chelsea-Elliot Houses are leading the way to make a greener, greater New York City. Love Where You Live! ...

GCF on stage with Van Jones at NYC Green Festival

GCF on stage with Van Jones at NYC Green Festival

April 25, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on GCF on stage with Van Jones at NYC Green Festival»

“Green City Force is connecting the people that most need work to the work that most needs to be done.” - Van Jones On April 21st, Van Jones, a leader of the green movement and author of the #1 New York Times ...

Books We Love

Books We Love

April 03, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Books We Love»

GCF ally Van Jones, whose vision for an inclusive green economy is a constant inspiration for our work, has a new book coming out: Rebuild the Dream. Help to make it a bestseller!

Corps Members Attend NYCHA Sustainability Conference

Corps Members Attend NYCHA Sustainability Conference

March 30, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Corps Members Attend NYCHA Sustainability Conference»

By Padmi Ranasinghe, NYC Civic Corps Member The first ever New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Resident Green Committee Sustainability Conference, which eight GCF Corps Members and I attended and volunteered at yesterday, was a huge success. In his opening speech, ...

Matt Nimetz Joins Ed Cohen as Co-Chair of GCF Board

Matt Nimetz Joins Ed Cohen as Co-Chair of GCF Board

March 20, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Matt Nimetz Joins Ed Cohen as Co-Chair of GCF Board»

We are excited to announce that Matt Nimetz, Advising Director of General Atlantic and a founding member of GCF's Board of Directors, has joined Ed Cohen as a Board Co-Chair. Matt ...

GCF Participates in Greening from the Ground Up Conference

GCF Participates in Greening from the Ground Up Conference

March 18, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on GCF Participates in Greening from the Ground Up Conference»

On Friday, GCF’s Erika Symmonds presented on how energy efficiency creates jobs at the sold-out “Greening from the Ground Up” Conference, a sustainability leadership event with over 150 participants. The ...

Diallo Shabazz is Guest Speaker at March Alumni Reunion

Diallo Shabazz is Guest Speaker at March Alumni Reunion

March 15, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Diallo Shabazz is Guest Speaker at March Alumni Reunion»

On March 15th, Green City Force held its second bimonthly Alumni Reunion. A guest speech by Diallo Shabazz, founder of Radical Ideas LLC, was a highlight of the night, with Diallo sharing personal experiences as an entrepreneur and practical tips ...

A Day on the Herban Farm, by Christie Reyes

A Day on the Herban Farm, by Christie Reyes

March 14, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on A Day on the Herban Farm, by Christie Reyes»

By Corps Member Christie Reyes, age 19, Manhattan March 5, 2012, will be a day to remember. My Team Leader, Kenta Darley-Usmar, and Yonette Fleming, of the Hattie Carthan Community Garden in Bed-Stuy, introduced me to something new, something they take ...

GCF Presents at Resident Engagement Workshop

GCF Presents at Resident Engagement Workshop

March 13, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on GCF Presents at Resident Engagement Workshop»

NEW YORK (March 13, 2012) – Today, GCF Programs Manager Erika Symmonds presented at “Managing Lean and Green – Mobilize Residents: Get More Green From Your Building,” held at the Pratt Center for Community Development. She was joined by Michelle ...

Maurice Davis, Corps Member of the Year, goes to Washington

Maurice Davis, Corps Member of the Year, goes to Washington

March 07, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Maurice Davis, Corps Member of the Year, goes to Washington»

By Maurice Davis, age 21, Manhattan My name is Maurice Davis, a Spring 2011 GCF graduate, and I just got back from a wonderful experience in Washington, D.C. Accompanied by three GCF staff members, and along with five other Corps Members ...

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