Bill de Blasio
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  • DISTRICT: New York City
  • REGION: New York City
  • GOVERNMENT BODY: Mayor
  • YEAR: 2017

Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio is running for New York City Mayor

Since he was elected in 2014, Mayor de Blasio has been a fierce advocate for environmental causes. The sustainability agenda he put forth under OneNYC includes ambitious initiatives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, sending zero waste to landfills by 2030, and having the best air quality among major U.S. cities by 2030. Accompanying these initiatives is a roadmap that contains milestones and specific indicators that are to be completed by the end of each year. This endeavor has not only increased transparency but it has kept his administration focused on creating a greener, healthier, and more equitable New York.

Under Mayor de Blasio’s leadership, the City has has reduced more than 300,000 metric tons of CO2e, reduced GHG emissions 14 percent, expanded the City’s solar capacity to over 100 MW, expanded the City’s electric vehicle fleet to nearly 1,000, completed the remediation of 577 toxic properties, and completed the TreesCount! tree census surveying over 130,000 blocks to identify the number of trees in the City.

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