Where Energy and Social Justice Meet

9 December, 2020

Lisa Marshall of HeatSmart Tompkins and HeatSmart Finger Lakes South met with us on Zoom. She presented on HeatSmart, a NYSERDA sponsored outreach program for efficient energy use at our monthly meeting of March 25, 2021. Lisa has worked on Mothers Out Front and other activist groups. She is the Program Director for HeatSmart in Tompkins and Chemung Counties. Lisa and her husband moved to the Southern Tier 11 years ago and reside in Horseheads now. Her background is in Earth Science and her interest is in climate solutions.

HeatSmart has operations throughout New York and is affiliated with New York State Energy Resource Development Association (NYSERDA) and the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Click the link below for Heat Smart Southern Tier for Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Delaware counties.

Go to HeatSmart FLX South website for more information:

Finger Lakes region

The PAL (Power, Action, & Light Social Justice Center) hosted a Utilities-Know Your Rights Training on April 24th from 1:00-3:00. It was a virtual event. It was co-hosted by HeatSmart Tompkins, Mothers Out Front-Southern Tier, and PULP (Public Utility Law Project of NY). 

Topics included: utility moratorium and what that means for customers, financial assistance options and updates on internet. The Elmira Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) hosted an Energy Justice night back in 2019 which was hugely successful. PULP clued us into a ton of programs and services we didn’t know were available. 

See the video: Welcome to the second community conversation around public utilities!!


Kick-Off Into Summer and Get Pumped!

Recorded 5/18/2021. Get “pumped” about heat pumps for your clean heating and cooling needs. Learn about the benefits, meet our teammates, and find out who’s partnering with us in your community, and what neighbors have heat pumps and/or weatherization installations in their home or small business. 

By: HeatSmart FLX South, a Clean Heating and Cooling Campaign of NYS under Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County. In partnership with Seneca, Steuben, and Yates Cornell Cooperative Extension associations.

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