Build skills to drive change in your own community
WE ACT is looking for 20-25 community members to participate in future meetings for the Inwood Climate & Health Project.
Task Force Member Activities:
- Attend an Environmental Health Education workshop, where you will strengthen your knowledge of a specific climate and health concern affecting Inwood
Advocacy & Action Planning
- Create an action plan with WE ACT for addressing climate change issues in Inwood
- Review the action plan that WE ACT finalizes and provide initial feedback
- Educational Workshop
The Climate Justice Working Group is made of WE ACT members working together to implement the Northern Manhattan Climate Action Plan while building community leadership in support of climate justice Northern Manhattan and beyond. We meet at WE ACT’s NYC headquarters – 1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor – every 4th Wednesday of the month.
A Series of Free Workshops on How to Improve East Harlem’s Environmental Sustainability and Preserve the Neighborhood’s Historic Homes and Cultural Identity
Our neighborhood is at a crossroads, facing a number of threats including climate change, development, and gentrification. WE ACT for Environmental Justice, in collaboration with Ascendant Neighborhood Development and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, are offering a series of free public workshops to help protect, preserve, and strengthen our community.
Thursday, Sept. 5th: 6:00-8:00 PM
- Introduction & Climate Resiliency Workshop by WE ACT for Environmental Justice - Because of climate change, many parts of East Harlem are likely to experience more flooding and severe and more prolonged heatwaves. Participants will learn what needs to be done to protect their neighborhood from both climate change and gentrification.
Wednesday, Sept. 11th: 6:00-8:00 PM
- Preservation 101 Workshop by Ascendant Neighborhood Development - Participants will discuss what needs to be preserved in the community and learn about the various tools of preservation, landmarking buildings, and tax credits.
Thursday, Sept. 19th: 6:00-8:00 PM
- Arts & Culture Workshop by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute - Participants will learn how arts and culture can inform urban design in East Harlem as a means of preservation.
Lunch & Refreshments, Childcare & Activities, and Spanish-Language Interpretation will be provided. This site is accessible.
We will be discussing energy efficiency and good, green jobs. Including the Green Workers Cooperative, the Green City Force, and the Ban the Box Bill. There will be guest speakers as well.