Local environmental groups are fighting for more than just pipeline-free communities. These nonprofits have also been involved in efforts like the Solar Pioneer Bootcamp, a one-day tutorial that teaches youth how to install and repair solar panels. This is part of the larger Solarize NYC program, an initiative that plans to expand access to reliable and affordable clean energy for all New Yorkers. So far, Solarize Brownsville, a branch of Solarize NYC, has outfitted more than 200 homes with solar panels.
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