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Health Bucks Brings Healthy Food to the Bronx

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-08-06 17:18.
Councilmember Ritchie Torres at our Health Bucks event in the Bronx last year.Councilmember Ritchie Torres at our Health Bucks event in the Bronx last year.

Last year, NYLCVEF teamed up with Councilmember Ritchie Torres to bring Health Bucks to the Bronx and we were excited to see the program continue this week! On Tuesday, Councilmember Torres handed out Health Bucks coupons to shoppers at La Familia Verde Farmers' Market which are redeemable for healthy foods. 


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NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Public Health,New York City

Obama Announces Landmark Clean Power Plan, Draws Inspiration from New York Example

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-08-06 16:04.
Regulations are coming.Regulations are coming.

On August 3rd, President Barack Obama announced the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan. The rule represents an enormous stride toward curbing global warming and improving public health by cutting carbon dioxide emissions across the country. The plan calls for an incremental reduction of carbon emissions with the final objective being a 32 percent decrease from 2005 levels by 2030.
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NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Statewide

New York Stores: Stop Pumping Frigid Air Onto the Sidewalks

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-07-30 11:12.

On a sticky summer day, it is not unusual to see NYC stores keep their doors open to draw shoppers in with a cool blast of air. This is why New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs kicked off a “Shut the Front Door!” initiative on July 22. This initiative is attempting to educate businesses about being economical in their energy usage. On the 22nd, roughly 200 volunteers fanned out across the five boroughs to encourage businesses to shut their front doors.
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NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,New York City

Riverkeeper Calls for Study on Fish Deaths Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-07-24 11:04.
Sturgeon in the Hudson can live for up to 60 years.Sturgeon in the Hudson can live for up to 60 years.

The story of the new Tappan Zee Bridge being built has had many twists and turns, from battles on how to fund it, to what kind of transit should be included, and now includes dead fish. 


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NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water
 

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