Summer Forum Series: Getting NYC to 80×50

In September 2014, Mayor de Blasio announced an unprecedented commitment to reducing our impact on global changing climate: by 2050, New York City will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent below 2005 levels. While this goal is ambitious, it is wholly necessary. In the absence of federal leadership on climate, New York City Read More »

2017 Environmental Candidate School

On Thursday, May 4th, candidates for City Council, Borough President and all citywide offices gathered for a morning of discussions on critical environmental issues facing New York City. Our 2017 Environmental Candidate School, designed to improve understanding of environmental and public health issues facing our city, featured two panels of environmental experts and advocates. Candidates asked insightful Read More »

Policy Forum: Green Infrastructure in the Capital Region

On February 1st, 2017, the NYLCV Education Fund hosted a forum on the topic of green infrastructure in the Capital Region. The forum featured two panel discussions of policymakers and green infrastructure experts from around the state, including representatives from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Cornell University’s New York State Water Resources Institute, Albany Law Read More »

Coming Up: Environmental Candidate Forum in Long Island

Your representative in Congress has a big impact on local, and national, environmental issues. Congressmembers pass legislation and secure funding for everything from water quality improvements to open space preservation to renewable energy regulations. But it can be difficult to find out every important policy position a candidate holds, especially in busy election cycles like this one. That’s why Read More »

Green Infrastructure in the Buffalo-Niagara Region

On Tuesday, October 11th, top environmental experts ranging from leaders in academia, policy, green infrastructure, and community based organizations held a policy forum at the Buffalo History Museum, the focus of the discussion focused on green infrastructure in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.  The forum was held in a two-panel discussion, both with an equal mix of Read More »