Nonpartisan Electoral Activities

NYLCVEF’s nonpartisan electoral activities usually take place leading up to an election and seek to educate voters and candidates on the critical connection between elected office and environmental protections and by encouraging environmentalists to vote. Activities include candidate forums, “get out the vote” campaigns, and environmental candidate schools that educate prospective politicians on environmental issues and the importance of adding them to their campaign platform and legislative agenda.

Check back soon for our 2017 Candidate Forums

Southold Candidates Discuss Water Issues at Forum

Why does NYLCVEF host forums and not debates? Let our senior vice president, Josh Klainberg, explain: There are a lot of debates that happen out there and as watchers of debates style trumps substance and you kind of lose what the issues are all about. That's why the candidates for Southold Town Supervisor took turns answering questions

Clean Energy, Water, and Climate Steal the Show at East Hampton Forum

Members of the East Hampton Environmental Coalition joined residents at the Amagansett Free Library last Saturday to hear from the candidates for Town Board about where they stand on the environment. The room was almost fil

Great Turn Out in Schenectady for Environmental Candidate Forum

Last night, environmentalists in Schenectady packed the house to ask the candidates for mayor their position on a variety of environmental issues. Mayor Gary McCarthy and candidate Roger Hull touched on everything from recycling to biking to LED lighting at Proctors Theater. Check out the opening statements from both candidates in our Yo

Packed House for Congressional Forum in Bedford

Residents in the Hudson Valley's Congressional District 18 know there are a lot of environmental issues facing their communities. That's why it's important to know where the congressional candidates hoping to represent District 18 stand on environmental issues like clean energy and natural resource protection. Candidates Nan Hayworth and

Congressional Candidate Forum in Hudson Valley with Gibson and Eldgridge

Hundreds of Hudson Valley residents came out to SUNY New Paltz on October 1st to hear from the Congressional candidates in District 19. Both candidates - incumbent Chris Gibson and Sean Eldridge - spoke about the important environmental issues facing the region. This important forum, co-hosted by NYLCVEF and SUNY New Paltz Center for Res

Riverhead Candidates Talk Sustainability

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and the North Fork Environmental Council convened an opportunity for the Riverhead Town Supervisor candidates to discuss sustainability challenges facing the town on Tuesday night. Town Supervisor incumbent

Staten Island Candidate Forum Was A Big Success!

Staten Islanders turned out in force at the Jewish Community Center on October 16, 2013 to hear where candidates Steve Matteo and John Mancuso stand on the most pressing sustainability issues facing the 50th City Council District. This candidate forum was hosted by NYLCVEF along with  Protectors

Scores Turn Out For Nassau County Executive Forum On Sustainability

Hundreds of Long Islanders turned out for an insightful discussion with the two candidates running for Nassau County Executive on Oct. 2, 2013 at Hofstra University. The Nassau County Executive Forum on Sustainability, co-hosted by NYLCVEF and Hofstra University, covered a wide range of

Candidates Outline Their Views At Westchester Forum

From the Hudson River to Long Island Sound, Westchester County is on the forefront of many sustainability challenges. The Westchester County Executive plays an important role in fixing old sewage treatment plants, protecting open space and getting our county ready for a changing climate. But where do the candidates running for this important off

From the Citizen’s Toolkit

On Tuesday, November 8th, voters on the East End of Long Island had an important environmental decision to make on their ballots: whether or not to extend the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) in the five East End towns.

Each year, NYLCV and the NYLCV Education Fund work closely with New York’s leading environmental, public health, conservation, energy, environmental justice, and transportation organizations to identify the state’s most pressing priorities on fighting climate change, conserving land and water, and protecting public health. The result of that effort is our 2017 New York State legislative…

Water issues might not be making as many headlines anymore, but even if your local supply hasn’t made it to the news, you might remain at risk without knowing it. Given the number of contaminants that can make their way into shared or even private wells, you’ll need to make sure your drinking water stays…

The summer heat means more sweat, and by extension more loads of laundry to do. However there a variety of practices other than re-wearing your sweaty gym clothes that can make your laundry practices more sustainable. Wash with Cold Water Studies show that 75% of the total energy-use and carbon emissions associated with your laundry…

Eating locally is easy in the summer, when farm stands seem to be overflowing with fresh fruits, veggies, and leafy greens, so now is the best time to build a seasonal eating habit. Here are some more tips to help you green your diet:

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund is pleased to present this 2017 Green Guide as a resource for all candidates running for public office in New York City. This document, released at our Environmental Candidate School, is a one-stop-shop for candidates to learn about new opportunities and approaches to persistent sustainability problems….

Voting is the most powerful way to ensure your leaders represent your values.

Temperatures are finally starting to drop, and we’re welcoming the crisp autumn air. One of the best ways to fully appreciate and experience the beauty of it is to spend time in one of New York State’s parks. Boasting some of the most beautiful nature in America, New York is home to over 200 state…

The 2017 general election will take place on Tuesday, November 7th. The importance of voting goes beyond an obligation to do our civic duty: elections have real consequences. The representatives we choose make decisions on our behalf that have a tangible effect on issues like the environment and our everyday lives. NYLCVEF has compiled a…

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