Our Programs

Heat Smart Southern Tier

HSST is a NYSERDA-funded community outreach program by NEST that provides information and education on how clean energy technologies work, what incentives and financing are available, and connects you to local heating and cooling and energy efficiency contractors to take the next step, which is to get a free assessment.

Binghamton Community Power

BCP is a local coalition lead by NEST and focused on

  • energy education for community leadership development
  • engagement for community empowerment
    clean energy solutions for working class communities
  • advocating for clean energy policies that serve all, regardless of income or zip code

Our initial focus is in environmental justice communities in the City of Binghamton.

Southern Tier Solar Works

STSW is NEST’s solar energy outreach and marketing program. We work across the region to spur affordable and efficient deployment of solar, by helping to inform you about solar technologies, policies, and incentives, and support on-site and community shared solar.

Broome Community Land Trust

A grassroots coalition of housing advocates committed to creating and launching a community land trust based right here in Broome County, New York. This coalition is made up of several Broome housing justice initiatives that have joined together to create a Community Land Trust in Broome county.

Earth Day Southern Tier

EDST is a local, all volunteer program that is dedicated to environmental conservation by providing education, information and the opportunity to dialogue with knowledgeable people about environmental issues. This goal is accomplished by offering year round eco-tours that demonstrate ecologically friendly structures and building materials used in homes or businesses and our annual Earth Fest held at SUNY BROOME

Be Local Broome

BLB Encourages and educates the community on the importance of shopping and buying local. There is a directory of local businesses and their contact information to encourage locals to patronize those places, which helps the local community.

Carousel Magazine

[CURRENTLY ON HIATUS] Triple Cities Carousel is a free, alternative, monthly arts and culture publication based in Binghamton, NY.Each month, we feature a wide array of feature pieces, showcasing the countless local talent brewing in the Triple Cities. This includes sections devoted to music, art, theatre and dance, food and drink, as well as pieces on local businesses and citizens, horoscopes, and a comic section.

Many Hands Food Co-op

One of NEST’s sustainability tenets is the importance it places on local food production. For our community to become sustainable, we must have a thriving agricultural community.

Zero Waste Initiative

Communities striving to be sustainable must address how they utilize material resources. This is why NEST is developing a Zero Waste Initiative. We are striving to move our community from waste management to resource management.