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.

Candidates Outline Their Views At Westchester Forum

From the Hudson River to Long Island Sound, Westchester County is on the forefront of many sustainability challenges. The Westchester County Executive plays an important role in fixing old sewage treatment plants, protecting open space and getting our county ready for a changing climate. But where do the candidates running for this important off

City Council District 35 Forum In Brooklyn

On July 18, 2013, over 120 people filled the Irondale Theater in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, for a City Council candidate forum on sustainability issues. The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and Transportation Alternatives sp

District 15 City Council Forum On Sustainability

Scores of Bronx residents turned out at the Bronx Library on July 22, 2013 for NYLCVEF's District 15 City Council Forum. Those in attendance heard candidates including Kenny Agosto,

Candidates Discuss Sustainability At District 31 Forum

Scores of Southeast Queens residents came to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Rosedale on July 11, 2013 for a City Council candidate forum on sustainability. The candidates running for District 31 who were in attendance included Herbert Binger,

Queens Borough President Candidates Discuss Sustainability

Scores of Queens residents turned out in Jackson Heights on Monday for the first-ever Queens Borough President Forum on Sustainability. Five candidates, including Tony Arcabascio,

Harlem City Council Forum Continues Success Streak

NYLCVEF's Harlem City Council District 7 forum on July 9, 2013 was a great success, continuing the initiative to inform voters on candidate's environmental views. Scores of local residents made their way to the Convent Avenue Baptist Church for a memorable discussion on sustainability, hosted by the Education Fund as well as WE ACT for Environme

Albany Mayoral Forum on Sustainability

NYLCVEF organized the first-ever Albany Mayoral Forum on Sustainability took place on July 2, 2013. Scores of local residents turned out at WAMC’s The Linda and countless others listened online as the major candidates discussed their views on the sustainability challenges facing Albany. The forum also garnered significant press

New York City Environmental Candidate School

Well over a hundred New York City candidates, their staffs and civic leaders from every borough participated in the NYLCVEF's Environmental Candidate School on May 11, 2013. Participants heard from organizations ranging from WE ACT for Environmental Justice, to Transportation Alternatives, to the Center for Working Families to get the la

West Bronx Mayoral Forum a Success

Following our successful citywide Mayoral Forum on Sustainability, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund this week partnered with The Riverdale Press and the Riverdale YM-YWHA to host the West Bronx Green Mayoral Candidate Political Education

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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