CLP invites organizations and activists to unite in a broad, community-based initiative that involves residents directly in making their communities cleaner, greener, more powerful and prosperous. We believe a cooperative approach is the best way to transform our communities in response to climate change and to create a better life for all. Working with the city of Kingston and its new Land Bank, CLP will consult widely with interested groups and individuals, share our technical expertise and experience in educational materials and events, help raise funds in cooperation with the city and other groups, and intervene as needed with state and local authorities, with the overall goal of enabling local communities and their residents to take informed, collective leadership in managing their energy transformation.
Programs under discussion include job training (training and internships in construction trades, with a focus on energy efficiency and clean energy), support for energy efficiency as a prime consideration in building renovation, options for green electricity and heating (rooftop and community solar, solar hot water, electrical storage, ground-source and air-exchange heat pumps, microgrids, district heating). We stress the importance of local education and participation, and of local job creation, including training and jobs for young people, low-income and formerly incarcerated residents.
Tell Us What You Think
This project is all about community involvement, so we want to know what you think. Know of an individual or organization that we should reach out to? Thoughts on potential programs and how they may be implemented? Want to get involved yourself? We’d love to hear from you.