Hunts Point, NY
Rocking The Boat
- Rocking the Boat will actively work over the next five to 10 years to incorporate greater environmental sustainability into the building’s operations.
- The first step in this process will be to engage an energy auditor to understand what technologies could be implemented to improve the building’s operations. Possible outcomes that Rocking The Boat could implement: insulate the building envelope, replace wooden roof with weight bearing roof, install solar panels, install green roof, increase signage and infrastructure around recycling and composting.
About Rocking the Boat
Shortly after being launched in 1996 as a volunteer project in an East Harlem junior high school, Rocking the Boat worked under the aegis of New Settlement Apartments, which provided both workshop space and students for the cornerstone Boatbuilding Program. Incorporated as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2001, Rocking the Boat continued to cultivate relationships with a wide variety of community-based, educational, environmental, cultural and historical organizations, and expand the size and scope of its services. Namely, the On-Water Education Program was added in 2002, the On-Water Classroom in 2005, the Job Skills Program in 2006, Community Rowing in 2007, and the Sailing Program in 2015.