What A Beautiful Day for a Groundbreaking
On Tuesday morning at 10am, Solar One held a ceremonial groundbreaking for our new Environmental Education Center in Stuyvesant Cove Park. It was a beautiful cloudless morning and about 60 people came to celebrate with us.
Along with the Solar One staff and Board, Park Volunteers, members of Community Board 6, and many of the funders and elected officials who have helped see this project through showed up to take a look at the concept design (shown above) and hear about both the past and future of Solar One.
Enormous thanks to Councilmember Dan Garodnick, without whom this day would never have come, and his amazing Director of Operations Ellen Gustafson, for helping us put the event together and being such fantastic partners throughout the years Dan's been in office. We are also tremendously grateful to Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, CEO of the NYC Economic Development Corporation James Patchett, CB6 Parks committee member Gary Papush, Solar One Board chair Sara Queen, and, on behalf of Governor Cuomo, David Sandbank, director of NYSERDA's NY Sun Initiative, who all were willing to come and speak about their support of Solar One and the new building.
We'll be updating our website with more information on this exciting project soon, so please visit Solar1.org to learn more about the timeline and other developments as we move ever-closer to opening day. To all who were able to come, thank you for joining us! And to all those who were not, we'll see you at the opening!