Just in time for the winter season, Mayor de Blasio has launched a new GreeNYC campaign aimed at keeping New Yorkers nice and warm while saving moolah along the way. The campaign, which features GreeNYC mascot, Birdie, shows residents how to reduce energy loss this winter through simple DIY weatherization techniques such as sealing leaks and insulating empty spaces.


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The new GreeNYCSTAY WARM, SAVE MONEY, AND HELP THE ENVIRONMENT BY WEATHERIZING YOUR HOME THIS WINTER” campaign is targeted to all NYC communities, but especially those areas with high concentrations of one or two-family homes, which are typically considered prime locations for reducing emissions. Some of the weatherization techniques that focus on energy conservation include practical and affordable home improvement ideas such as sealing leaky windows and doors and insulating attic space. Check out all of the tips here.

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In addition to encouraging homeowners and renters to conserve energy this winter, the campaign is also in line with the Mayor’s OneNYC program, a comprehensive plan that is ambitiously moving the city towards sustainability and resiliency by addressing social, economic, and environmental issues facing New Yorkers.

“OneNYC is an ambitious roadmap for building a strong, sustainable and resilient city, and all New Yorkers can play a role,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We are showing New Yorkers how they can do their part as we dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions – providing the tools they need to save money and stay warm this winter, all while furthering our push toward a greener and more sustainable New York City.”

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