EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-01-09 14:32.
Come the summer those ubiquitous foam carry-out containers will no longer be welcome in New York City. On January 8th, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the ban of single-use Styrofoam containers starting July 1st of this year.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-01-08 17:42.
The New York City Department of Sanitation is hoping that more education leads to a greener city for all.
By giving apartment building workers such as cleaners, property maintenance workers, doormen, security officers, and building engineers more information about how to recycle, the Department of Sanitation hopes to divert more trash from landfills.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-01-05 16:08.
Former Governor Mario Cuomo passed away on Thursday, January 1st at the age of 82. From the Hudson Valley to Long Island to the Adirondacks, many are remembering his important work for New York's environment.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-01-05 14:40.
A new year means new rules for New Yorkers wanting to discard electronics. On January 1st a new law made it illegal to discard most electronics in the trash across the state.
According to nyc.gov, prohibited electronics include computers, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, and more. Residents who leave these items curbside may receive a summons.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:57.
Last year New York City became the largest city in America to implement a ban on single-use polystyrene - or Styrofoam - containers.
The ban would take effect in July 2015, unless industry makers can prove that Styrofoam can be recycled. The Sanitation Commissioner has until January 1, 2015 to decide whether or not to go forward with the ban.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-19 12:16.
Without a doubt, this week's biggest environmental story was Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement not to allow fracking in New York State. We thank Governor Cuomo, the Department of Health, and the Department of Environmental Conservation for taking the time to conduct a serious, thorough and science-based analysis of the potential risks to the state's clean water, air and environment.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2014-12-12 15:11.
With the biggest shopping season of the year upon us, the last thing parents should have to worry about is what's in the toys they're buying their kids. Thankfully, parents in Albany are one step closer to being able to buy gifts with peace of mind.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2014-12-11 16:05.
A new report out from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office sheds light on an issue we'll be focusing closely on in 2015 -- funding for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Fri, 2014-12-05 12:51.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Nilda Mesa as the Director of the new Office of Sustainability, which will spearhead the administration's environmental and sustainability initiatives.
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