Didn't File Your Taxes? Don't Forget These Tax Breaks

The federal government offers a tax rebate of up to $500 (10% of cost of materials) for replacing a metal or asphalt roof with Energy Star products. Some states and municipalities offer rebates of $500-1500 (10-30% of materials) for replacing a wood shingled roof with Energy Star products.

Didn’t file your taxes yet? Check it out 

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Political Will for a Livable World

Want to tell Washington D.C. to make our world more livable? Get ready for a climate lobby day in June by getting to know Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a is a non-profit, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. They train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and

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Meals on Wheels to get a New Roof

Thanks to our efforts, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island has received a $4,400 grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation to coat two of their rooftops white this spring.

Meals on Wheels provides two nutritious meals a day to elderly residents who can no longer prepare food or shop for their own groceries. We’ll

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Change Maker Series:Interview with Manhattan Borough President Brewer

Last week, we spoke with Manhattan Borough President Brewer as part of our change maker series. The Change Maker series is a conversation with elected officials, nonprofit professionals, and environmental advocates working to mitigate climate change in creative and tangible ways.

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Data Lover Wanted!

 

 

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This year, we are part of a project called CUSP (Climate and Urban Systems Partnership). As part of this multi-city, NSF-funded initiative, the New York Hall of Science created a consortium to develop a plan for effective climate change education for urban audiences. CUSP’s first project is to unveil a digital map and toolkit that will help users to visualize climate change and its impacts on city living.

 

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See a Better Kind of White this Winter

Spend this snow day helping the Eastern seaboard get coated in something other than snow…white paint. Support our work, no salt, sled, or snowplow necessary.

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Save the Snowmen – 2013 Roundup

It may be chilly now, but overall things are getting pretty melty. And it’s not just Frosty that’s in danger. Northern species such as caribou and reindeer are also feeling the impact of our warming climate – as are island nations whose shores could be swamped by the rising tides.  With temperatures and sea levels rising, a cold winter is no reason to forget about climate change.

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White Roofs: Cost-Effective and Climate Change Preventing!

A good read that compares the benefits of white, green, and black roofing. Of course, black roofs need to go. The study also touts the cost-effectiveness of white roofs over a 50 year period. Check out the WRP shout-out at the end.

http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/6774/20140202/white-roof-global-warming-climate-change.htm

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White Is The New Black

Thank You supporters!

Over 150 of you spent the evening of October  30th drinking, eating, and celebrating our 2013 coating season.  This year’s annual auction was our most successful fundraiser yet. Thanks again white roofers. We couldn’t do it without you. Check out the full list of sponsors and auction donors HERE.

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One Year Since Hurricane Sandy Climate Change Necessitates Human Change

Climate change is a big deal. A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that, “if greenhouse emissions continue their steady escalation, temperatures…will rise to levels with no recorded precedent by the middle of this century.”  Similarly, our friends at the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) reported that by 2050:
  • Average temperatures will rise by 4-5 degrees
  • Sea levels will rise 12-24 inches
  • Precipitation will increase 5-10% with the number of extreme weather events rising even faster
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