Events & conferences

GridRewards for Businesses and Nonprofits: Hosted by the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce & Nonprofit Westchester

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Join the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and Nonprofit Westchester on Tuesday, April 12th for a half hour webinar about GridRewards, a demand response tool that pays your business or nonprofit to reduce electricity usage at key times. Learn about the fundraising component, how to enroll your buildings and show the community you are taking action on Earth Day.

Register here: https://bit.ly/GridRewards

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 Lauren@SustainableWestchester.org

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. http://bit.ly/3kH2Q0c

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: http://bit.ly/newro-pubtalk

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: http://bit.ly/newro-pubtalk

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.

Register at https://bit.ly/MayerUtilityWebinar

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

Westchester Power Program Information Sessions

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Westchester Power Program Information Sessions

Learn more about your community energy program and get your questions answered!

Yonkers Residents
Tuesday March 7th
Noon on Zoom tinyurl.com/YonkersNoonInfoSession
7pm on Zoom tinyurl.com/Yonkers7PMInfoSession

NYSEG Customers in: Bedford, Lewisboro, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers
Wednesday March 8th
Noon on Zoom tinyurl.com/NYSEGNoonInfoSession
7pm on Zoom tinyurl.com/NYSEG7PMInfoSession

Annual Members Meeting 2023 – With Video Recording

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Date of event: February 15, 2023

The Annual Members Meeting invited Sustainable Westchester’s member municipalities, partners, and supporters to join us to recap the previous year.

Member municipalities elected two new Board Members to begin a 2023 term.

The staff gave a presentation on the organization’s current and future projects.


Watch the full presentation here. Video is time stamped for easy viewing.

View the PowerPoint presentation slides here

Westchester Power Info Sessions for Newly Eligible Customers

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Did you recently receive a letter in the mail from Westchester Power? Have questions about how Westchester Power will work for you? Please join one of our information sessions.

Newly eligible customers are receiving notices through the mail in mid-January notifying them about their pre-enrollment status for Westchester Power that would bring them into the program on their first meter read date in March. Newly Eligible customers are people who have recently moved into their residence and opened a utility account, have exited an electricity agreement with a private ESCO, or are somehow otherwise eligible.

At the time of the event, click on the link below to open up the zoom session. You may want to make a note on your calendar about the session.

Tuesday 1/31
NYSEG @ 12 Noon: tinyurl.com/NoonNYSEGAreaInfoSession1-31
NYSEG @ 7:00pm: tinyurl.com/7PMNYSEGAreaInfoSession1-31

Wednesday 2/1
Yonkers @ 12 Noon: tinyurl.com/NoonYonkersInfoSession2-1
Yonkers @ 7:00pm: tinyurl.com/7PMYonkersInfoSession2-1

Thursday 2/2
ConEd @ 12 Noon: tinyurl.com/NoonConEdAreaInfoSession2-2
ConEd @ 7:00pm: tinyurl.com/7PMConEdAreaInfoSession2-2

Sesión de Información Comunitaria en Español
jueves 2/2 a las 7:00pm: tinyurl.com/SesiondeInformacion2-2


THESE ARE PAST EVENTS. Please refer back to the events page for updates on upcoming Westchester Power information sessions. 

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.