Scott Stringer Enlists Community Volunteers to Paint Rooftops

Posted on: August 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 am by

Borough President Scott Stringer and the Go Green Lower East Side initiative are teaming up to create the “Model Block Project,” which encourages environmental sustainability in an urban setting.  Later this morning (11:00 am), a number of local community groups – FAB, White Roof Project, NYC Cool Roofs, et al – are volunteering their services to douse 35,000 square-feet of rooftop in solar reflective white paint.  The lucky recipient here is the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association Complex at 65 East Fourth Street.

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[Photo Credit: White Roof Project]

Last summer, a similar organization, White Tops NYC, painted the roof of the Bowery Mission.  Help reduce Urban Heat Island.

From the inbox:

On Monday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m., Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer will join with representatives from Go Green Lower East Side, FABnyc, The White Roof Project, NYC Cool Roofs, Con Edison and other Lower East Side community groups to paint the roofs of Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association white, to promote environmental sustainability and reduce energy costs.

Volunteers will paint 35,000 square feet with a solar reflective white paint that reflects 90% of sunlight, in an effort to drastically reduce heating costs for tenants. The roof painting blitz is the first phase of the “Model Block Project”, a program of environmental sustainability that will showcase a single block in New York City pursuing sound environmental practices that enable residents to save money while saving the planet.

Who: Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
Go Green Lower East Side (GGLES)
The White Roof Project
NYC Cool Roofs
Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association
Lower East Side Residents & volunteers

Where: Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association Complex
Roof of 65 East 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003

When: Monday, August 22, 11:00 a.m. EST

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