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.

2017 Environmental Candidate School

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On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, candidates for City Council, Borough President and all citywide offices gathered for a morning of discussions on critical environmental issues facing New York City. The event, designed to improve understanding of environmental and public health issues facing our city, featured two panels of environmental experts and

NY – 1 Congressional Candidate Forum

Leading up to the general election in November 2016, NYLCVEF hosted candidate forums where residents learned where candidates running for office stood on crucial environmental issues. View the livestream from our Congressional District 1 Congressional Candidate Foru

Assembly District 65 Environmental Candidate Forum

On September 1st, the six candidates in the Democratic primary for New York's 65th Assembly district gathered to discuss their views on environmental issues in their district with advocates and community members at Southbridge Towers on the Lower East Side. District 65 faces a number of environmental policy challenges from the area’s a

Three Candidates, Lots of Opinions in Riverhead Forum

Our fourth and final candidate forum of the year was a huge success in Riverhead last night. The three candidates vying for the role of Town Supervisor, incumbent Sean Walter, Anthony

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 fi

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

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….

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…

With travel, gift giving, and many big meals, the winter holidays are one of the times of the year with the highest rates of personal consumption. Because of this heightened consumption rate, the holidays  are the time when being conscious of sustainable practices will have the greatest total impact. Here are some holiday practices you can take to generate an impact, and others that can help foster a sense of love and consciousness toward the environment.

Are you planning on starting 2018 off with the ever-popular goal of working out more often? If so, we have some tips to help you burn calories while staying environmentally friendly. Working out offers countless benefits to the mind and body, but if you’re not careful, it can cause a detriment to your ecological footprint….

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