In this week's Newsletter: Come celebrate our new building on Tuesday, just a few more days to join Climathon 2017, hands-on training with the NYC Retrofit Accelerator and much more!
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Join Us for the Ceremonial Groundbreaking on Our New Building on October 17th

Join us for the ceremonial groundbreaking of our new environmental education center on October 17th at 10am at our Solar One site at 23rd Street and the East River.

We will be joined by public officials, the architectural firm, funders and others who will speak about the importance of this resilient project.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 10:00 am
Solar One, Stuyvesant Cove Park
23rd Street & the East River

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Dina Elkan at or (646) 576-5664.

Climathon 2017 Brooklyn at the Urban Future Lab

Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017.

It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative solutions to cities climate challenges.

How will you benefit from Climathon?

  • Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
  • Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
  • Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
  • Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!
Participants have until October 15th to register, so sign up here today!

Hands-On Training to Improve Your Building with the NYC Retrofit Accelerator

Do you work in building operations or maintenance? Sign up for a training with the NYC Retrofit Accelerator and learn how to make  ore informed decisions about how to operate your building more efficiently, reduce costs and increase resident comfort. There are three trainings coming up in November:

Heating & Air Sealing
November 1st & 2nd (2 days)

Registration fee: $50
How to test, repair, install and troubleshoot a variety of heating equipment and seal common air leaks.

Water Conservation & Plumbing
November 8 (1 day)

Registration fee: $25
How to repair water leaks, install water-conserving technologies, and assess energy and cost savings.

Energy Efficiency Electrical
November 9 (1 day)

Registration fee: $25
How to conduct lighting audits, perform basic retrofits, find efficient electrical appliances, and install control devices.

All classes meet at the Solar One Workforce Training Lab, 29-76 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City from 9am-3pm. You can register here!

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Upcoming Events at Solar One

NEW DATE! 10/14
Community Volunteer Day in Stuyvesant Cove Park
Solar 1, Stuyvesant Cove Park, 23rd Street & the East River, 10:00am-1pm, free

Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the New Environmental Education Center at Stuyvesant Cove
Solar 1, Stuyvesant Cove Park, 23rd Street & the East River, 10-11am, free

Other Events

E-Waste Recycling with the Lower East Side Ecology Center: St. Albans
St. Albans the Martyr Episcopal Church, 116-42 Farmers Boulevard, Queens, 10am-4pm, free

E-Waste Recycling with the Lower East Side Ecology Center: Maspeth
Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 56-18 69th Avenue, enter parking lot on Clinton Ave, Queens, 1-4pm, free

E-Waste Recycling with the Lower East Side Ecology Center: Kew Gardens
Yeshiva of Central Queens, 150th Street bet 70th Rd & Jewel Ave, Queens, 10am-4pm, free

REV Connect '17
Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway bet W. 48th & W.49th Sts, Manhattan, 8am-7pm, $550 general admission/$300 non-profit

A Milemarker on the Way to 80x50
32BJ SEIU, 25 West 18th Street bet Fifth & Sixth Aves, Manhattan, 6-8pm, $15 non-members

The New Yorkification of Solar
Fisher & Paykel Experience Center, 150 East 58th Street, Suite 361, bet Third & Lexington Aves, Manhattan, 6-8pm, $15 non-members

A Window to the Future: Pioneers of Natural Ventilation
Grand Central Tech, 335 Madison Avenue bet E. 43rd & E. 44th Sts, Manhattan, 6-8pm, free

Meet a Solar One Staff Member: Geovani Caldero, Educator

Geovani Caldero joined Solar One in 2017 as an environmental educator with experience in teaching biology and environmental conservation in formal and non-formal settings. 

A graduate from New York University with a Masters in Environmental Conservation Education, Geovani was a conservation leader for the Student Conservation Association in New York City. He holds a B.A in Secondary Education with a major in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. 

While growing up in Puerto Rico, Geovani spent time outdoors in the natural world inspired by the traditional music of Puerto Rico. He loves to play Cuatro and Panderos because this music increases his love of nature and for his homeland.
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