Happy Earth Week and Earth Month!

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This Earth Week GCF is excited to welcome spring and honor the resiliency and power of both the earth itself and our communities working to protect it.

Cohort 25’s service term is in full force, as they learn about sustainability and environmental justice fundamentals while training for their future green economy careers.

This week Corps Members attended a Brooklyn Clean Energy Careers Summit hosted by Sustainable United Neighborhoods to learn more about green energy job pathways and the NY Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)’s role in providing sustainability career opportunities. They’ve also been busy prepping the Eco-Hubs for summer produce by planting, building, composting and more!



GCF is also excited to have joined the Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice’s announcement of “PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done,” NYC’s Strategic Climate Plan today as a key partner in green workforce development.


GCF Executive Director Tonya Gayle’s remarks (41:56) for the release of NYC’s Strategic Climate Plan


And we cheer on the work of so many GCF partners leading a just transition who were recognized this week in City & State NY’s 2023 Energy & Environment Power 100 list.


To close out the week, even though we treat every day as Earth Day at GCF, we’ll be celebrating the occasion with our NYCHA communities on Saturday at the Eco-Hubs and are also happy that NYCHA’s Astoria Houses community will be celebrating the launch of GCF’s newest Eco-Hub in Queens this weekend!


If you’re looking for ways to advance climate action this Earth Week and throughout the rest of Earth Month, consider supporting GCF throughout April and beyond:



It’s also National Volunteer Month! Sign up for a community volunteer day with Cohort 25, Eco-Hub Fellows and GCF staff on Saturdays supporting our Eco-Hubs through a day of spring service!


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Any dollar you can give supports our young leaders’ pathways to sustainable careers building their futures and our #futuregreencity.

With a one-time gift of $50 or monthly donation of $20 (or any amount), you can invest in the tools, training and resources empowering GCF Corps Members and Alumni!


Together, we’re all environmental stewards. It’s the power of individuals like you working collectively that’s creating a greener, healthier, resilient and equitable NYC for generations to come.

We are a movement, we are the force!