In this week's newsletter: Scenes from the DoE 2020 Youth Climate Summit, NYSEIA is hiring a Policy Director, come see Remember Us featuring former S1 Board member and Holocaust survivor Evi Blaikie and much more!
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Department of Education's Youth Climate Summit 2020 Was Inspiring 

Solar One was proud to participate in the NYC Department of Education's first Youth Climate Summit at the Untied Federation of Teachers in Manhattan on February 4th.

Green Design Lab Educator Amy Colorado led a hands-on workshop where students learned about energy and climate, while Stuyvesant Cove Park Manager Emily Curtis-Murphy talked to students about internships in the Park and waterfront ecology at the Summit's Career Fair.









It was inspiring to see so many NYC high school students become excited about climate science, waterfront resiliency and environmental justice! Congratulations to DoE for putting on a great event, and we hope to participate in may more Youth Climate Summits in the future!



You can see more pictures from the Summit on the GDL Instagram: @solaronegreendesignlab.

The New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) IS Hiring a Policy Director

The New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) is a membership and trade association dedicated to accelerating solar energy deployment across New York State. As the state’s longest-standing solar trade association, NYSEIA has successfully pursued legislative, programmatic, and regulatory initiatives shaping the policies, programs, and regulations of the state over the past 20 years. As New York’s solar market continues to expand and mature, and with a number of key legislative and regulatory shifts underway, the next decade will be a pivotal period for solar in the Empire State.

NYSEIA seeks a Policy Director to drive the execution of its strategic policy objectives to expand New York’s solar market. The Policy Director will work in close coordination with the Executive Director, as well as NYSEIA’s Board of Directors, Policy Committee, and membership, to formulate and implement NYSEIA’s regulatory, programmatic, and legislative policy objectives in areas including, but not limited to:

* Long Island Policy Advocacy
* Interconnection
* Property Tax/PILOT Reform
* Siting/Permitting/Zoning
* Obstacles to Community Solar expansion
* NY-Sun and MW-Block Programs Compensation (NEM/VDER)

You can find out more about this position and how to apply here.

Come See Remember Us: The Hungarian Hidden Children at Waterside Plaza on March 3rd

"Remember Us", a documentary about the Hidden Children during the Holocaust, will be shown at LDP at Waterside, 25 Waterside Plaza, on March 3rd at 6pm. 

The film features Evi Blaikie, a former Board member of Solar One, who survived the Holocaust in Hungary.  Evi will introduce the film and take questions afterward.

"Hidden Children" is the name given to countless children who survived the Holocaust by being placed out of harm's way, by finding sanctuary in the arms of strangers, through the assistance of friends and acquaintances or even soldiers.

Many of the survival stories seem miraculous. But survival at that time, under the circumstances, could indeed be seen as such. Many still wonder about their own survival. Visiting the past to regain the future, this powerful and hopeful film focuses not only on who these children were, but the adults they have become.

This event is free, but registration is required. 

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Solar One Events

We currently have no upcoming events scheduled. See you in the Spring!

Upcoming Events

2/24
Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Financial District & Seaport Interactive Open House
Pace Downtown Conference Center, 157 William Street bet Beekman & Ann Sts, Manhattan, 4-8pm, free

2/25
BQX Workshop: Astoria
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 36th Avenue bet 36th & 37th Sts, Queens, 6:30-8:30pm, free

2/26
Bronx River Assembly
Savoy Manor Building, Hostos Community College, 120 East 149th Street bet Gerard & Walton Aves, Bronx, 6-8pm, free

Turn-Style: Panel Discussion on Reuse in Fashion & Interior Design
Big Reuse, 1 12th Street bet Hamilton Pl & the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, 6-8pm, $4 including 1 drink

2/27
Army Corps Public Meeting for the NY & NJHAT Study
Beach Channel Educational Campus, 100-00 Beach Channel Drive bet Beach 100th St & Seaside Ave, Queens, 5-8pm, free

Maritime Stories: Life on the Water
National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Pt, Staten Island, 6-8pm, $10 general admission/$5 members

Greening the Grid: Grid Friendly Buildings
32BJ SEIU, 25 West 18th Street bet 5th & 6th Aves, Manhattan, 6-8pm, $20 general admission/$10 Urban Green members
 
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