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Testimonials


"It sure was hot but I really enjoyed the hard work. What a great intiative, so simple yet so helpful to the community."
Tom Fisher, Korth and Shannahan Painting and Carpentry

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“Probably one of the Coolest things I have ever done. Helping this city one roof at a time with some amazing people couldn’t have been more fun! Cant wait for the next roof.”
Dean Wile, Marsh and McLennan companies Consultant

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“Felt like we made a difference by committing some personal time and energy”
Tom, Office of the Mayor

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“CoolRoofs is a wonderful organization, and I was amazed at how quickly the reflective coating began to cool to the roofs surface that we painted in the Bronx.  The residents were very appreciative, and we really made a difference.”
Alex Craig, NYU Project Outreach.

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“I had such a great time taking part in a Cool Roofs event in the Bronx. The coordinators were friendly, excited, motivational and knowledgeable. They made the experience really positive for me and I would gladly participate again. I asked A LOT of questions and they answered every last one and taught me a lot about why we were up on a hot roof in the middle of summer. I left the day feeling a tangible sense of accomplishment and like I was part of a bigger plan to help the city manage its energy consumption. Very positive experience.”
 Angela C, Marsh and McLennan Companies

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“Last September Arts and Business Council of New York closed its office for a day.  We donned old clothes, grabbed some straw hats, and headed off to the Bronx.   We ended up on the roof of a small walk-up building owned by the Housing Authority.  With the guidance of a really Cool Roof supervisor, and the help of a Service Corp volunteer, we learned  how to mix paint and properly apply it.   Before the day was over the roof had a glistening white coat, our clothes had some white stains, and we agreed it had been great fun.   Helping the environment, bonding as a staff, and enjoying ourselves – a great way to spend a day.  We plan on doing an encore performance this September.”
Fran Smyth, Manager of Arts  & Business Services 

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“The Cool Roofs Project was a phenomenal service to have extended to the city!  I had an absolutely fantastic time leaving my footprint with the city but helping coat the roofs in the Bronx.  The group of people I worked with people that are so passionate about what they do that it made my little help feel so much more impactful then I thought it could really be.  Everyone should help out!!”
Lisa Gora, DOB Intern
 

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“A terrific team experience.”
Diego Kiper, DOB Intern

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“I participated in the Cool Roofs program in the Bronx. Its a very well-thought out, well-planned initiative. Not only is it doing a service to the environment, it is a chance for New Yorkers to come together and help give back to their communities. I painted three roofs in a low-income housing complex. I know that the people who need it most will be able to save money on energy costs. Also, the program is run very efficiently. Organizers pick out clusters of buildings, which helps further reduce energy consumption, and may even help to bring down the temperature of the entire street. I really encourage everyone to support this program.  It only takes a few hours, and you can come away from it knowing that you have made a positive impact on the environment.”-
Diana Blaszkiewicz, DOB Intern
 

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“Sometimes the simplest things make the biggest difference.  CoolRoofs is an example of this.”
Michael Lam, DOB Intern

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“Great time with great people and great supervisors doing great things. DOB is awesome!”
Sho Kitamura, DOB Intern

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“What a fantastic initiative! Yes it was hot workin on the roof, but the thought of such energy savings and being a part of ACTION and peoples lives made the sweating worthwhile!”
Carmen B Yellen, Volunteer