What is Possible Rochester?
Possible Rochester is an initiative of Possible Planet. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on clean energy, resiliency, and ecosystem restoration using Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE).
Our ultimate goal is the reinvention of our culture, our communities, and our global civilization as ecologically regenerative, socially equitable, and economically prosperous within our planetary boundaries. “Regenerative Finance” is an integral and essential element of this, since we need to invest our financial capital in a way that transforms our economy into one that supports all of life.
Our purpose in establishing this site is to explore the possibility of a sustainable Rochester, a regenerative Rochester, and a socially and racially equitable Rochester, as a model for other communities. It is one of our special places, one that we increasingly call “home,” though we’re still newcomers to the area, in more senses than one.
We are here on the unceded territory of the Haudenosaunee. We acknowledge and honor the traditional stewards of this land, the Seneca, original members of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, who themselves recognized the prior existence of a people called the “Mound-Builders.”
The history of this place is fascinating but also disturbing; sometimes instructive, often inspiring, and equally often dismaying. We celebrate its champions of liberty for African Americans, equality for women, people of color, and LGBTQ, and progressive ideas and actions. What we have to offer are tools and resources, and what we seek is trust, understanding, and collaboration.
We call our approach Community PACE as well as Commercial PACE (C-PACE), to emphasize our commitment to leveraging Commercial PACE for community benefit.
Possible Planet was originally incorporated in 2013 as the Center for Regenerative Community Solutions. We are currently active in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, offering Regenerative Financing to:
- Multifamily (5+ units)
|In neighborhoods and communities, we seek to provide Sustainable Local Economic Development Strategies (SLEDS), especially in underserved areas, by leveraging clean energy and other forms of regenerative financing.|
Possible Rochester is also:
- A “What’s Happening” in Community PACE and community empowerment in Rochester
- A membership site for residents, supporters, sponsors, and partners
If you’d like to contribute to our work in Rochester, please contact us.
To meet our team members, see Who We Are.
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