Residents of environmental justice communities shoulder disproportionate burdens from the causes and effects of climate change, from negative public health outcomes to extreme weather events like heat waves and flooding. At the same time, many residents of these communities face barriers to employment that frustrate their efforts to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Our enterprise aims to bridge this gap, training and employing job seekers for careers in the green collar economy.
We are implementing distributed, community based climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies that generate career opportunities for vulnerable community members, forging an economically and environmentally New York City.Intervine installs and maintains green infrastructure that manages stormwater and blunts the impact of heavy rain events, while improving the social experience of neighborhood residents. Buildings account for 70% of New York City's carbon footprint, and we implement energy efficiency projects that lower building operating costs and limit our most significant contribution to climate change.