Policy Forums

NYLCVEF educational forums bring together elected officials, environmental leaders, and the general public for discussion on timely environmental policy issues. Our educational forums take a variety of forms – ranging from multi-day events with hundreds of attendees to intimate roundtable discussions with industry leaders.

Upcoming Forums:


Green Infrastructure in the Capital Region

On February 1st, 2017, NYLCVEF will host a forum on the topic of green infrastructure in the Capital Region. The forum will feature two panel discussions of policymakers and green infrastructure experts.

Past Forums:

img_0275Green Infrastructure in Buffalo

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.


DSC_0021Greening NYC’s Affordable Housing
On February 3rd, NYLCVEF co-sponsored a forum with NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and Enterprise Community Partners on the barriers and opportunities to the green preservation of multi-family affordable housing in New York City.

image1Nitrogen Pollution on Long Island
In June 2015, NYLCVEF hosted a forum at Stony Brook University to discuss the excess levels of nitrogen plaguing Long Island waterways that has resulted in mass fish kills, shellfish losses, harmful algal blooms, wetlands destruction, and more.


Dig Deep for a Greener New York Series

Throughout the fall of 2014, NYLCVEF brought together experts from different industries through a Dig Deep for a Greener New York policy forum series focused on Green Infrastructure, Funding an Equitable Park System, and Organic Waste and Composting.


Preparing for the Hudson Valley’s Energy Future

With spiking utility bills, energy efficiency is always a hot topic. In April 2014, our forum addressed various ways residents and municipalities can make their homes and businesses more efficient.



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Building blocks for energy efficient homes

Energy Efficiency in Westchester County
March 15, 2014



YonkersParkWhat is an urban park, anyway?

Rethinking parks in Yonkers
June 8, 2013



ReplaceWindowsBuilding blocks for energy-efficient homes

Helping Westchester homeowners go green
June 5, 2013



GreenestOfAllWho is the greenest of them all?

Examining Albany’s sustainability progress
Sept. 12, 2012



wastedopportunityWasted opportunity

Re-examining NYC’s solid waste policies
Dec. 6, 2011



PoweringFuturePowering the future

New York State’s carbon-neutral future