Green Non-Profit Expands to Oswego

OSWEGO, NY – At the Oswego city council meeting Monday night, the Public Policy and Education Fund announced the launch of the Green Jobs Green New York program in Oswego County.

“Nearly every Oswego resident is eligible for a free energy assessment, letting them know where they are losing energy and money, and what they can do to fix it,” said Outreach Associate David Alicea.

In addition to the free assessment residents may be eligible for a 50% grant and a low-interest loan to finance any home efficiency work.

PPEF plans on working with the Community Development Office and the city councilors to help residents know about the program.

Several councilors offered their support for the program, taking information to hand out to residents and applications for their own homes.

About the Public Policy and Education Fund:

PPEF is a statewide non-profit with a local chapter based in Syracuse.

Under contract with New York State Energy and Research Development Authority, PPEF is responsible for raising awareness about home efficiency incentives and assisting homeowners through the process. PPEF is currently working in Central New York, including Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.

For more information about PPEF and the Green Jobs Green New York program, contact Alicea or Patrice Chang at 315-435-2480. Green New York, 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210. [email protected] or [email protected]

Councilor Michael Todd is also available to speak at 315-529-2520.