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On to 2018!!!


What a 2017 its been! Now we build, for a big 2018.

From renewable energy advocacy and expansion, to climate actions and protection of our local environment, we did so much together with you.
And we’ve done it all through the incredible efforts of our volunteer teams. Your support provides the materials and supplies that they need to make change a reality.

As 2017 began, we built community.

Our volunteers reached out to over 150 merchants about the Long Beach Bag law- work no one else would do.
We turned out 80% of the comments on the LIPA & PSEG LI revised plan to include more renewables.
Then we put our fundraising efforts into machine washable reusable bags for those who needed them, instead of our operations…
Because it all needed to be DONE.
None would have happened without our team.



We helped kick off the Long Beach Bag Law with help from so many on Earth Day.
The next week we helped 1000 successfully join the People’s Climate March in Long Beach with our partner organizations.
With those partners, we organized the LI Climate Summit, where over 200 attendees workshopped on ways to address climate change.


With help from our friends at EmPower Solar we launched a far-reaching talk on Long Island community solar.
We helped drive public turnout to hear about the Off Shore Wind Farm off Long Beach
Our Nassau-County-wide reusable bag campaign kicked off in Sea Cliff and Lynbrook, including building teams of local volunteers.
We joined in the Long Beach edition of International Coastal Clean Up day with many incredible partners.


We brought together many partners for the local screening of “Ocean Frontiers 3”, with an amazing panel discussion.
Our Sea Cliff Team made huge strides meeting 600 petition signers in one day, with additional events now involving the Village of Sea Cliff.
We helped remove over 300 pounds of recyclables & trash with the Town of Hempstead at Lido Town Beach
We raised another 900 bags donated from companies, making the total given away this year to over 1600 so everyone can bring their own bag!!

As we go into the new year, support is needed for All Our Energy’s important work to continue into 2018. As a 501c3 organization, all donations to All Our Energy are tax deductible.

You can click here to make a donation.

Thank you for being there with us.

Long Island Community Solar Working Group Meeting Sept. 18, 2017

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LI Community Solar Meeting – Sept. 18
September 6, 2017

The meeting of the Long Island Community Solar Working Group was held on Monday September 18th 2 pm at the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College.

Chuck Schwartz
Green Long Island, Inc.

LI Community Solar is a project of Green Long Island, Inc., a LI based not-for-profit community development organization focused that provides innovative region wide energy and environmental programs. At this time over 5000 Long Island families have received Green Long Island services.

We can be reached at Green Long Island, Inc., Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale NY 11735, 631-721-1908, info@ligreen.com

Community Solar Campaign Kickoff June 26, 2017

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Thanks to all who came out for our community solar campaign kickoff.
We thank the officials who came, representing 4 levels of government and Fios1 had a report on the event.

Right now, we are looking for community solar subscribers and for locations to host a project. Bold ideas are welcome and its going to take speaking to hundreds of people-maybe thousands, but we are committed to making this a reality. Help us unlock the future!

sign up to find out about local LI community solar projects here

Community and Off Site Solar Meeting 6/26/17

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We are so proud to announce our
Together We Shine: Community Solar Campaign Launch Event

No sun? No roof? No Rebates?… No Problem!!

Can we build a community solar project?
Can we put together people who couldn’t otherwise get solar, with their own solar panels somewhere else? We’re going to find out and do it!

In light of inaction to address climate change, and with the local change to off shore wind 7-10 years away, all of us must act together now to displace fossil fuels’ pollution, clean our communities, and spearhead the coming renewable energy economy that benefits everyone.

Community Solar Meeting June 26, 2017

Tonight, we put the power of solar in everyone’s hands!
off site / shared solar is here!
For the first time on Long Island, residents, businesses, organizations and others don’t need a roof, sun, or tax incentives to make their own low cost solar energy. Find out how it will work, how we can come together and put the power of the sun in everyone’s hands.

Yes, we can get 100% renewable energy for 100% of the people- join us at tonight’s debut event.

Join us tonight 6/26/17 @ 7pm at Long Beach Library.
premiere community solar event featuring:

Presentation by Tara Bono of Sunpower by Empower Solar.
Presentation by Chuck Schwartz of LI Community Solar.Working Group
All Our Energy’s bold concept to break down even more barriers so you can expand solar.
Long Beach Public Library
111 West Park Ave
Long Beach, NY 11561…

yes- get me solar now!

Help Tell LIPA and NY State: We want Renewables

Right now, millions in New York can not make their own clean energy because the sun doesn’t shine on their roof the right way, or maybe they don’t even have a roof!  Why should that be our limit?


What if we found a way for them to still generate their own solar power that they could use anyway?

At our 2/17/16 meeting, we discussed these issues and what we can all do about it.

Two ways to do this are community owned solar projects and off site / virtual net metering.  Your clean energy is created somewhere besides your house or business, and you still get to use it.
These are new strategies that would help unleash a renewables revolution in New York.  We have the power right now,  in New York and especially on Long Island, to beneficially replace outdated fossil fuel infrastructure that has outlived its expected life span. It must be replaced soon.

With your help, we will make sure Long Island moves into renewable energy.

If we buy in to all new fossil fuels, we will have them for 30-50 years more without the opportunity to switch to large scale renewables, like off shore wind which are safer and cleaner than fossil fuels, and are ready to go today at the same price as new fossil fuel plants.
So why aren’t we changing?

Inertia, powerful interests, utility profit models that increase based on burning more fuels instead of supplying energy, exclusion of others to supply energy even if safe, practical and economical (not a free market).  These modes are outdated and these entities need to move into the 21st century profit model that simultaneously cleans up most of their dirty emissions, or make way for those that will.

Join our meeting to discuss putting the “power” in your hands to tell officials and other decision-makers to do the right thing and adopt economical renewables on a grand scale in New York, make community-owned projects easier, and help open new paths for renewables to fill our electricity needs.

An exciting time and I’m glad you’re taking this journey with us!