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Getting NYC to 80 x 50: Waste

Yesterday, part three of NYLCV’s series of forums on “Getting to 80 x 50” focused on waste within New York City and how to achieve the mayor’s vision for zero waste by 2030. A variety of stakeholders from both the public and private sector discussed the many flaws in our current waste management system and Read More »

NYLCVEF is Hiring!

The Director of Programs is responsible for prospecting, soliciting, and cultivating corporate and foundation support as well as program management, oversight and reporting. The primary responsibilities include: Working with the President, NYLCVEF staff, the Board of Directors, and NYLCVEF partners to develop public policy forums, civic engagement campaigns, and nonpartisan electoral programs Developing an annual Read More »

Getting NYC to 80 x 50: Buildings

In the second part of a four-part series analyzing New York City’s aggressive 80×50 carbon reduction goals, NYLCVEF hosted a forum on Thursday focusing on the role of buildings in reducing emissions across the city. Two panels representing a variety of stakeholders weighed in on what is already being done to radically improve the efficiency Read More »

Getting NYC to 80 x 50: Transportation

By Korinna Garfield This week, the NYLCV Education Fund hosted a Transportation Forum as the first part of its series on Mayor de Blasio’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. The forum was centered around the question: how can we ensure sustainable mobility for all New Yorkers? In attendance were a range Read More »

Green Tip: Go Green with What You Wear

By Korinna Garfield What you wear can demonstrate your beliefs, attitude, or sense of self, but it also can show how much you value the environment. Although it doesn’t get much press, the apparel industry has a major environmental impact, accounting for 10% of global carbon emissions annually. But that’s not all: materials for clothing Read More »