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We educate New Yorkers about environmental issues and the environmental decision-making processes at the local, regional, state, and federal government levels.

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Engage

We engage all sectors – elected officials, policymakers, businesses, community groups and grassroots citizens – in open, non-partisan discussion about sustainability policies in order to achieve the environmental breakthroughs that New York needs.

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Empower

We empower New Yorkers to make environmental change by engaging them in the civic process. That includes registering voters, helping residents make their voices heard on environmental issues, and connecting New Yorkers with candidates, elected officials and policy makers.

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Become a Corporate Partner

With climate change and the greening of businesses making headlines every day, more corporations are partnering with environmental groups to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and to connect with conservation-minded consumers and decision-makers.

Our Issues

New York State faces a wide range of sustainability challenges that differ from region to region. Jointly with NYLCV, the NYLCV Education Fund issues policy agendas that lay out specific legislative and budgetary remedies tailored to different levels of government or regions of the state. They serve as practical blueprints to help guide elected officials, policymakers, political candidates, voters and the general public toward a more sustainable future.

From the Citizen’s Toolkit

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer some of the best annual sales. However, they are also the heaviest consumerism days of the year, intensifying an already significant problem of electronic, clothing, and plastic waste. A 2019 survey found that up to 61% percent of Americans received an unwanted gift during the holidays, much of which will end up in landfills. Below are some tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint this season while still enjoying the discounts. 

As more families will be gathering in person again this year to celebrate Thanksgiving, here are some tips on how to visit with your family and enjoy the holiday while being mindful of your carbon footprint.

Halloween is quickly approaching and while preparing for upcoming festivities, don’t forget to consider the impact the holiday can have on the environment.

Fall is often ripe with an abundance of food and filled with activities such as apple picking and pumpkin pie baking. However, with abundance also comes food waste that , with some careful planning, can be eliminated.

September 18th, 2021 is National Clean-Up Day! If you’re interested in participating in a clean-up or would like to organize a clean-up of your own either this month or in the future, we have some tips for you this week!

With back-to-school right around the corner, we hope you’ll take advantage of this new beginning to instill a few eco-friendly practices into your school routine. There are plenty of little things that you can do for yourself or family members, especially when it comes to school lunches.

The NYC Department of Sanitation will resume its program to collect residential organic waste, which includes food scraps, food-soiled paper, and yard waste. In turn, these throwaways can be repurposed to create compost and energy, rather than releasing greenhouse gasses while decomposing in a landfill. Residents must sign up to request the service, either through…

As wedding season continues, and we have more opportunities to celebrate in person, the scramble to find the perfect gift is back in season, too. We compiled a list of some gift ideas for your registry that are sure to impress while keeping the environmental impact low.

Throughout July, whether you’re near water bodies or in green spaces, try some of the following tips to reduce single-use plastics.

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