Green City Force (GCF) thanks the Atelier Ten Foundation for providing funds to support their organization. Ben Shepherd of Atelier Ten’s New York office has been working with GCF, a youth outreach program that provides training and work experiences that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while training young people for future careers in the green economy. This includes performing free energy audits for low-income families to help resident’s take meaningful but low cost steps to reduce their utility bills.
The funding from the Atelier Ten Foundation will cover the expenses of a van lease for the summer to increase the auditing efficiency and allow the program to more easily reach projects around NYC that are removed from viable mass-transit options. This van lease and Ben’s involvement will transport young people and materials to neighborhoods where they are needed most.