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Community Environmental Center to celebrate Weatherization Day November 1

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Queens, NY – October 19, 2011 – Community Environmental Center (CEC), the nonprofit organization that is the largest supplier of weatherization under New York State’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), will celebrate Weatherization Day on November 1 at its Long Island City headquarters. CEC will also honor its founder and president, Richard M. Cherry, announced CEC spokesperson Alexis Greene.

The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at CEC headquarters, 43-10 11th St., Long Island City, Queens. Music will be provided by Jay Ackley and the Family-Style Band.

In addition to honoring Mr. Cherry, CEC will honor Cora Austin and the Board of Directors of Lindsay Park, in Brooklyn, and Getz Obstfeld, the president of Community Developers, Inc., for their dedicated support of weatherization. Speakers will include Lisbeth Shepherd, Executive Director of Green City Force, a Brooklyn nonprofit that prepares at-risk young people for green careers, and David Pagan, the former Executive Director of Southside United Housing Development Fund (Los Sures).

Founded by Richard Cherry in 1994, CEC provides insulation and other weatherization benefits to low-income homeowners and buildings in Queens and Brooklyn neighborhoods. CEC also consults on retrofits, Solar Hot Water systems and cellulose installation to building owners and managers throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. The CEC family of companies includes the nonprofits Solar One, located in Manhattan, and Build It Green!NYC, which has sites in Queens and Brooklyn.

For more information, please contact Alexis Greene, 718-784, 1444, ext. 156;