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City Council Encourages Investing in Hudson Valley Farmland

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-01 13:56.
City Councilmembers call for more funding for Hudson Valley farms.City Councilmembers call for more funding for Hudson Valley farms.

The local food movement has been growing for years, but to make sure New York City residents - and all of New York State - have access to local food, we need to get to work now. That's why the New York City Council recently wrote a letter urging Mayor de Blasio to invest in conservation efforts in the Hudson Valley and beyond.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Land Use | Read More >

NYLCVEF Recommendations Included in One New York Plan

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-01 11:44.
The Newtown Creek wastewater treatment facility in Brooklyn.The Newtown Creek wastewater treatment facility in Brooklyn.

On Earth Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plans for One New York, his update to PlaNYC. In it he calls for "Zero Waste" which would reduce New York City's solid waste by 90 percent by 2030. This ambitious goal will take a lot of planning and there isn't one easy solution that will get us there.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Solid Waste,New York City | Read More >

Assistance Coming for New York's Birds and Bees

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-01 10:29.
Pollinators could be getting a boost soon.Pollinators could be getting a boost soon.Governor Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled two new proposals to help protect New York State’s wildlife. Last week, the governor announced the establishment of an inter-agency task force to develop a Pollinator Protection Plan to promote the health and recovery of pollinator populations in the state.
NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Statewide | Read More >

DiNapoli and Stringer Urge SEC to Force Fossil Fuel Companies to Disclose Climate Change Risk

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-04-24 10:57.
More info from fossil fuel companies needed.More info from fossil fuel companies needed.

Last week, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), calling on the SEC chairman to force fossil fuel companies, “to enhance disclosure of the material risks climate change poses to their business and what steps they are taking to meet those challenges.”


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Statewide | Read More >

Child Safe Products Act Sails Through Assembly

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-23 16:12.
One step closer to safer toys.One step closer to safer toys.

We're one step closer to a statewide ban on toxic chemicals in children's products. Last night, on Earth Day, the State Assembly overwhelmingly passed the Child Safe Products Act by a 102-29 vote.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Public Health,Statewide | Read More >

Amount of Small Farms Dwindles Across America

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-16 14:57.

According to an analysis by Food and Water Watch, "Communities with more medium- and smaller-sized farms have more shared prosperity, including higher incomes, lower unemployment, and lower income inequality, than communities with larger farms tied to often-distant agribusinesses.”


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Open Space,Statewide | Read More >

NYC City Council Approves Two Big Environmental Bills

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-16 13:20.
NYLCVEF's petitions for BRT on Staten Island.NYLCVEF's petitions for BRT on Staten Island.

NYLCVEF and NYLCV have been advocating for the expansion of a Bus Rapid Transit system in New York City for months. Today, New York City took the first step in making BRT lines a reality by passing a bill that would require the NYC Department of Transportation to develop a plan for citywide expansion.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Transportation,New York City | Read More >

Could New York Revolutionize the Power Grid?

Submitted by Susan Torres on Wed, 2015-04-15 11:18.
Renewable energy push in New York State.Renewable energy push in New York State.

As Hurricane Sandy drove home all too well, New York State is not ready for extreme weather and rising seas. Power was knocked out for more than 8 million residents, further illustrating how vulnerable our power grid is to climate change.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Statewide | Read More >

Wood-fired Heating Projects in Mohawk Valley and Adirondacks

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-04-10 13:45.
Cleaner wood burning stoves in the North Country.Cleaner wood burning stoves in the North Country.

Many homes in the Adirondacks use wood burning stoves to heat their homes and water. While it's easy for many people to chop their own wood for the fires, the stoves don't always burn efficiently, leading to air pollution.

Wood pellets are a great alternative energy source to old wood burning stoves. Wood pellets are made from sawdust created during lumber production, and compressed down into pellets that burn hotter and cleaner.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Air,Central & Western NY | Read More >

Update for PlaNYC Expected Soon

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-04-09 16:21.

Earth Day is just around the corner and it could mean big changes in New York City. This year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is using the day to announce his administration's updates for PlaNYC, which must be overhauled every four years.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,New York City | Read More >
 

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