Front of building and words +Electrify Ithaca Program Launch

Jon us to launch the country’s first community-wide building electrification program


Electrify Ithaca! Launch

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the City of Ithaca and project partners in launching the country’s first community-wide building electrification program.

In 2021, the City of Ithaca created a first-of-its-kind collaboration with electrification partners BlocPower and Alturus to bring full decarbonization to our community. This partnership brings clean, comfortable, fully electric buildings within reach for all residents and allows us to slash greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming and threaten life on Earth.

Celebrate the launch of this monumental program at Southside Community Center with a press conference at 10:00am studded with performances from Southside campers, followed at 11:00am by a lunch and tours of the Center.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Chavon Bunch, Executive Director, Southside Community Center
  • Mayor Laura Lewis, Mayor, City of Ithaca
  • Donnel Baird, CEO, BlocPower
  • Ari Matusiak, CEO, Rewiring America
  • Trish Nilsen, President, NYSEG
  • Dr. Anna Kelles, Member, NYS Assembly
  • Joe Evans, Portfolio Director and Social Investment Officer, Kresge Foundation
  • Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres, Director of Sustainability, City of Ithaca

Partners on this project include the City of Ithaca, BLOC Power, Historic Ithaca, Taitem, HeatSmart Tompkins, Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County, Alturus and Tetra Tech.



Learn More


Rebecca Evans
Sustainability Planner, City of Ithaca


Southside Community Center
305 South Plain Street
Ithaca, New York 14850

Last updated July 12, 2022