The LECCLA Roundup: January 2021

The Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act (LECCLA), OpenAir’s very first advocacy mission, kicked off in New York State back in June 2019 as a very rough idea jotted down...
By Christopher Neidl January 25, 2021

20-Something Minutes: Zachary Grasley on How to Lower Carbon in Concrete, Today.

The second installment of OpenAir’s new 20-Something Minutes with… video series is out! In it OpenAir member Amy McDougall (@amyemcdougall) chats with Zachary Grasely, Ph.D, the Director of Texas A&M’s...
By OpenAir Team May 1, 2020

NowThis News Releases Video on Green Cement that Features LECCLA!

NowThis News released a video on how the Cement Industry can correct its carbon footprint, featuring interviews with EP Henry President Eric Long, Solidia President and CEO Tom Schuler, and...
By OpenAir Team April 3, 2020

OpenAir leads low carbon concrete legislation teach-in for environmental advocates at NRDC

Last Wednesday, February 12, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hosted Collector Chris Neidl and Columbia University’s Dr. Julio Friedmann for a 1-hour informational session about the NYS Low Embodied...
By OpenAir Team February 17, 2020

NYS’s LECCLA concrete legislation featured in American Prospect Magazine

Our biggest piece of earned media for the NYS Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act came last week with the publication of an excellent feature in the American Prospect’s online...
By OpenAir Team

MOVE! Ange’s carbon concrete block beautification and Albany drop off!

Ange Tran, one of our newest collectors*, introduced an amazing new move** last week to kick off the legislative session and build awareness for our Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership...
By OpenAir Team January 15, 2020

The NYS Legislative Session has begun… Let’s make concrete climate competitive!

A day after Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address last Wednesday, Jan 8, the NYS Legislature reconvened in Albany to begin the 2020 legislative session. Over the next 5...
By OpenAir Team January 14, 2020

It’s official! The New York State Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act has been introduced!

We are very excited to announce that the New York State Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act has officially been introduced Assemblyman Robert Carroll, the bill number is A08617 and...
By OpenAir Team October 5, 2019

Getting concrete! The very first OpenAir-backed legislation is just days away from introduction. Here’s a summary.

This summer OpenAir worked closely with Assemblyman Robert Carroll (44th A.D.- Brooklyn) to produce the New York State Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act. With input from no fewer than...
By OpenAir Team September 26, 2019