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Join Sustainable Westchester’s GridRewards Earth Month Cohort

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Reduce carbon emissions, earn cash, and be a sustainability leader in your community: Join Sustainable Westchester’s GridRewards Earth Month Cohort!

GridRewards is an app (available for both mobile and desktop) that tells you when and how to reduce electricity. This demand response program helps ConEd customers to alleviate stress on the energy grid during the summer months — when energy demand is at its highest, and the electricity grid is at its most polluting state. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, GridRewards serves as a revenue generating tool for community groups, municipalities, businesses, nonprofits, libraries, and houses of worship by reducing overall energy consumption.

In the lead up to Earth Day, Sustainable Westchester will be building momentum around GridRewards to encourage energy and cost savings throughout Westchester County. Those who join will receive training, a customizable marketing toolkit, and additional resources to promote GridRewards in your community.

How can I get involved? There are many ways for community members to use GridRewards:

  • Enrolling your building(s) in GridRewards to reduce energy usage + earn cash;
  • Promote GridRewards to your members as an easy, impactful action for Earth Day;
  • Using a referral code to raise money for your organization;
  • All of the above!

What’s the timeline? To maximize energy and cost savings, we aim to sign up as many customers as possible before April 28th, 2023. Businesses and individual households alike can benefit from using GridRewards at any time, those who sign up before the end of April can earn the most cash from participating in summertime demand response events.

Join the Cohort!

Register for an optional training session on Tuesday, March 14th at 12:00-1:00. Who should attend?: Volunteers, libraries, community groups and anyone that wants a GridRewards overview. Learn how GridRewards is a demand response tool and get volunteer training. RSVP Here

Questions? Contact Lauren Brois at

Inflation Reduction Act Town Hall with Representative Bowma

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Thursday, March 16th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the New Rochelle High School Theater next Wednesday night.

Representative Jamaal Bowman and the League of Conservation Voters are hosting a town hall notifying constituents of the large-scale investments made possible through the Inflation Reduction Act.

They will discuss:

  • Individual benefits found in the IRA bill.
  • Instructions on how to combine NYS and Federal tax credits for optimal savings.
  • Information about the types of rebates, tax benefits and incentives.
  • All who are interested in attending the town hall, should register here.

FCWC Pub Talk at 18th Ward Brewing – Thursday, March 16th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Are you a New Rochelle resident interested in getting paid to save energy? If so, join us at 18th Ward Brewery on Thursday March 16th, on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day for a night of education and fun! Our speakers from the City of New Rochelle and Sustainable Westchester will be sharing an update on sustainability initiatives in the City of New Rochelle and programs you can take advantage of to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Learn about the latest trends in green energy and much more. Register here:

You’ll get the chance to learn about Sustainable Westchester’s GridRewards program, which rewards customers for reducing energy during key times. We’ll discuss how GridRewards can help you save money on your energy bills while also helping to reduce harmful pollution in environmental justice communities. But that’s not all! This event is also an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people in your community and enjoy some delicious beer from 18th Ward Brewery and traditional Irish food. So why not spend an evening with us and make a positive impact on both your wallet and the environment?

Speakers Include: Representatives from Sustainable Westchester, GridRewards and the City of New Rochelle.

Register here:

Informational Webinar on Assistance for High Home Energy Bills with State Senator Shelley Mayer – Thursday, March 16th 2023 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

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Dealing with high home energy bills? Join State Senator Shelley Mayer, Sustainable Westchester, and the Public Utility Law Project on Thursday, March 16th at 5 pm to learn what we can do about it!

We will discuss legislative and policy efforts to bring down high utility costs, as well as home energy savings from energy efficiency measures and new technologies, and financial assistance available to New Yorkers who need help paying their utility bills. Find out more about tax credits and rebates for energy upgrade projects.

Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available.

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Go Green & Save Green at Home in Yonkers! – Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 2:00-3:00pm

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Join the City of Yonkers and Beczak Environmental Center on Saturday, March 11th from 2:00-3:00 to find out how to earn cash rewards for reducing electricity with GridRewards. Plus, learn about decarbonizing your home’s heating and cooling and find out more about state, utility and federal incentives for weatherization and electrification.

Join us at the Beczak Center on March 11th from 2:00-3:00. RSVP HERE

Sustainable Westchester Presents: Leveraging Rebates & Incentives for Home Energy Upgrades – Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 7:00PM

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Join Assemblyman Chris Burdick and State Senator Pete Harckham on the webinar on Thursday, February 16th to learn about decarbonizing your home heating and cooling. Plan for the future to avoid a missed opportunity for heat pumps in your home and find out more about state, utility and Inflation Reduction Act incentives for weatherization and electrification.

Speakers include Sustainable Westchester’s EnergySmart Homes Installer Partners, Rewiring America, Con Edison and three of the Sustainable Westchester Installer Partners, Bell Mech, Dandelion and Healthy Home.

The webinar is from 7:00-8:00 with breakout rooms from 8:00-8:30. In the breakout rooms, meet with the contractors and ask questions about the technologies.

HOW GREEN! Panel Discussion on Building and Renovating Green Homes

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HOW GREEN! Sustainable Sunday Series Presents: Building Green

Design a more sustainable future. Learn the dos and don’ts of home building and renovations. Register to attend: CLICK HERE

This event is hosted by HOW GREEN! (Houses of Worship Green!), an interfaith network of congratulations based in Larchmont. Mamaroneck and united in a common goal: to empower our community to become good stewards of our earth.

Wine, Cheese, and Bob – Featuring Bedford 2030 Energy Coach Bob Fischman – 1/26/2023 – 7:00PM – 9:00PM – Pound Ridge Library

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Learn about ways to save energy and money in your home while enjoying specially curated wine and cheese from the Kitchen Table. 7-9PM AT THE POUND RIDGE LIBRARY Free Event – Space limited. Registration required by January 19th at EARTHDAYEVERYDAY.COM

Join us for an evening of sustainability conversation with friends!

Meet Bob Fischman, Bedford 2030’s Energy Coach, for casual conversation about energy saving tips and how to get a free home energy audit while sipping on full-bodied organic wines with complex flavors paired with a delectable variety of organic cheeses, all hand-picked by The Kitchen Table happening in the Schaffner Room at the Pound Ridge Library.

Sustainable floral decor will be provided by Sweet Earth Co. with an opportunity to learn about eco-gardening and sustainable floristry.

Sustainable Westchester along with the Town of Pound Ridge’s Energy Action Committee and the Climate Smart Task Force will be there to share information on new 2023 Energy Rebates and clean energy systems you can consider for your home. Also get a chance to win energy saving giveaways!

This is a free event with limited space. Please register as soon as possible before it sells out. Registration closes on January 19th. See you there!

Register here