New York State faces a wide range of sustainability challenges that differ from region to region. In urban areas like Buffalo and New York City, mass transit and green buildings are key to reducing energy use and fighting climate change. In suburban areas, smart growth is vital to controlling sprawl while in rural districts, farmland preservation and open space protection are top sustainability priorities.
NYLCV’s Policy priorities lay out specific legislative and budgetary remedies tailored to specific geographic areas and levels of government. They serve as practical blueprints to help guide elected officials, policymakers, political candidates, voters and the general public toward a more sustainable future.

Climate Change


Parks and Open Spaces

Public Health


Food and Farms