About Us: Stephanie Itkin, Social Media Intern

Did you know that we have an internship program? We do! Meet one of this summer’s interns, Stephanie Itkin. Want to join us in the fall? Email us at info [at] whiteroofproject [dot] org.

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The 2014 Season Starts Friday!

In August of 2013, while many New Yorkers were indoors escaping the late summer heat beside their air-conditioners, a forward-thinking engineer at the Lexington School for the Deaf had an idea. He picked up the phone and called our project manager.

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A Queens School Reflects on White Roof Project Effort

MetLife volunteers, White Roof Project staff, and the CEO of Lexington School for the Deaf discuss our efforts to spruce up the school grounds and coat the rooftop of Wing 4. Lexington School for the Deaf is the largest school for deaf children in New York State. They also provide vocational and other training 

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What About Sloped Rooftops? A Story on Metal Roofing.

From: JUNE 12, 2014 
The post below comes to us from guest blogger Paul Kazlov. Paul is a self-proclaimed green home remodeling enthusiast and an industry pioneer for innovation in home renovation. He writes for the Global Home Improvement Blog. Follow him on Twitter @PaulKazlov.

Paul’s post is on the benefits of metal roofing. White Roof Project coats flat, black rooftops with solar-reflective white coating. 

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Change Maker Series: Lawrence from Green City Force

From: JUNE 9, 2014 
Change is happening everywhere. Next time you’re walking down the street in NYC take a second to look up! You never know what’s going on above your head.

For this installation of the Change Maker Series I talked to Lawrence from Green City Force. Lawrence started several years ago as a member of GCF’s green jobs training training program. 

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Back on the Lower East Side with Green City Force

From: MAY 22, 2014 

WE’RE EXPANDING THE MODEL BLOCK WITH SUPPORT FROM LOCAL COUNCIL MEMBERS AND GREEN CITY FORCE TRAINEES! 

 

As part of an initiative to curb climate change, reduce stress on our city’s power grid,and save residents money, White Roof Project, Green City Force, and Council Members Chin and Mendez are excited to coat two more Manhattan rooftops 

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Energy, Quit Wasting it All, Will Ya?

In honor of Earth Day: School House Rocks’ early thoughts on energy conservation. Energy, Quit wasting it all, will ya?

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Mega Efficiency – Our First Party of the Season is June 10th!

From: JUNE 4, 2014 
Our big summer party takes place June 10th with complimentary beer from Peak Organic and drinks from Prairie Vodka, Runa and more. Co-hosted with Think Eco. Live music from Setting Suns! Tickets and Tabling Information:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-one-megaefficiency-event-tickets-11373894625 Tabling opportunities available! Contact Amelia@GreenDrinksNYC.com  Tuesday June 10, 2014 from 7pm-10pm SOLAR One 24-20 FDR Drive,  23rd St at the East River New York, NY Look for [...]
 
 
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The Lexington School for the Deaf Project

In August of 2013, while many New Yorkers were indoors escaping the late summer heat beside their air-conditioners, a forward-thinking engineer at the Lexington School for the Deaf had an idea. He picked up the phone and called our project manager. That day, White Roof Project and Lexington School agreed on an ambitious plan to

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The History of Earth Day

From:  APRIL 22, 2014 
Ever wonder when and how Earth Day began? It wasn’t so long ago. The first Earth Day took place in April of 1970. Former Senator Nelson created Earth Day as a political maneuver to increase the public’s awareness of the environmental degradation that was a regular occurrence in the United States. The first Earth Day was accompanied by large public protests that helped awaken the public to the dangers of pollution. The move also helped force Congress to create the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Yes, the EPA is not even 50 years old.

 

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