Publications

NYLCVEF educational publications seek to shorten the learning curve for understanding New York’s environmental challenges and how they can be solved. NYLCVEF works with our partner organizations to collaborate on common policy goals and produces federal, statewide and regional policy agendas; white papers and recommendations; and other resources such as a Green Guide for candidates running for office in NYC.

Getting NYC to 80×50

In September 2014, Mayor de Blasio announced an aggressive carbon reduction goal for New York City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. In order to address some of the key topics and major challenges to reaching these goals, NYLCVEF hosted a 4-part forum series this summer to address the 80x50 targets in the secto

2017 New York City Green Guide

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 sustainab

2017 New York State Policy Agenda

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 p

Green Infrastructure Recommendations for Western NY

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On October 11, 2016, in partnership with local officials and community-based organizations, NYLCVEF hosted a forum on the topic of green infrastructure in the Buffalo-Niagara metropolitan region. The forum featured two panel discussions of policymakers and green infrastructure experts: Panel 1:

Green Infrastructure Recommendations for the Capital Region

Last fall, we held a forum on Green Infrastructure in the Capital Region at Albany Law School. Today we're excited to give you the first look at our just released recommendations that the Capital Region can follow to expand green infrastructure. Our key recommendations

2017 Federal Policy Agenda

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Many of the biggest threats to environmental policy and funding in New York are coming from Washington, posing a significant challenge to local officials. Despite this, we see opportunity. New York’s congressional delegation includes leaders on both sides of the aisle who can play an important role in their respective caucuses in ensuring that

Toxic Toys

Children’s products sold in the United States are presumed to be safe by parents but recent studies have proven otherwise. Despite bipartisan support in the 2014 and 2015 state legislative sessions, the Child Safe Products Act failed t

Recommendations and Recap from our 2014 Green Infrastructure Forum in New York City

On October 9th, we kicked off our Dig Deep for a Greener New York policy forum series with our forum on Green Infrastructure. Our panelists from a variety of go

Recommendations and Recap from Our 2014 Organic and Waste Composting Forum

Our third and final forum in our Dig Deep for a Greener New York policy forum series, focused on Organic Waste and Composting

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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