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15 hours ago
NYLPI @NYLPI
Throwback to last winter, before COVID, when #RenewableRikers made all the sense in the world. Now, with a deadly pandemic having devastated incarcerated populations and Black and Brown communities, we need to replace jails with green job centers more than ever. #ClimateWeekNYC https://t.co/VGRjLzvX6O
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16 hours ago
NYLPI @NYLPI
Instead of a brutal jail, communities near Rikers could have the open space, infrastructure, and jobs - including a solar farm, battery storage to power the grid, a state of the art waste water treatment plant, compost facilities to recycle food waste!
16 hours ago
NYLPI @NYLPI
The @CLOSErikers coalition, @NYCProgressives & the Lippman Commission have endorsed the vision for a #RenewableRikers - using the island's land to build green infrastructure that creates jobs where they are most needed. https://t.co/13wpYBmCxu
16 hours ago
NYLPI @NYLPI
The @NYCCouncil voted last year to finally close the notorious jail. But that alone is not enough - restorative justice is needed for communities that have borne the brunt of mass incarceration, pollution, and unemployment for too long.
16 hours ago
NYLPI @NYLPI
It's #ClimateWeekNYC day 2. Today we feature the campaign for a #RenewableRikers: a vision to replace a brutal jail with a sustainable energy & green jobs center near #environmentaljustice communities. @NYLPI's Melissa Iachan will be on this great panel Thursday! https://t.co/FJgYhnaKsD
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