Rebuilding Green After Sandy: A Sustainable Pilot Project in the Rockaways

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Rebuilding Green After Sandy: A Sustainable Pilot Project in the Rockaways Rebuilding Green After Sandy: A Sustainable Pilot Project in the Rockaways
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Rebuilding Green After Sandy: A Sustainable Pilot Project in the Rockaways

by Winnie Wong

December 8, 2012

A week before the arrival of superstorm Sandy, YANA, a community center and worker training facility in the neighborhood of Rockaway Park, opened its doors with the mission of bringing jobs, education and environmentally sustainable practices to a region already hurting from economic marginalization. More specifically, YANA hoped to implement green jobs training: Solar installation, LEED certification, non-toxic paint interiors, etc. Then along came the Hurricane.



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