NYLCVEF uses a variety of tactics to educate the public, candidates and elected officials on sustainability issues. We produce educational publications, hold forums on conservation issues and conduct civic engagement campaigns to empower more New Yorkers to be effective advocates.
Through our civic engagement campaigns and programs, the NYLCV Education Fund seeks to empower citizens to be effective advocates for the environment.
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.
NYLCVEF educational forums bring together elected officials, environmental leaders, and the general public for discussion on timely environmental policy issues and their solutions.
NYLCVEF educational publications seek to help New Yorkers understand local environmental challenges and how they can be solved.
We teamed up with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and other partners to draft a report on the negative health impacts of lead poisoning in NYC and review the city’s enforcement of its lead poisoning prevention law.
NYLCVEF released a white paper on the barriers to siting renewable energy in New York and possible approaches to overcoming these obstacles. New York State has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change and increasing renewable energy is a central component of this plan. The report describes these barriers in detail and proposes five preliminary policy recommendations for addressing siting challenges.
Scores of Niskayuna residents attended our candidate forum this month to hear Supervisor Yasmine Syed (R) and her opponent Town Board Member Lisa Weber (D) as they answered questions posed by moderators and NYLCV Capital Region Chapter Board Members John Greenthal and Peter Trimarchi.
We released Breaking Down the Barriers to Renewable Energy Siting: Recommendations Report identifying recommendations to reform Article 10 and site large-scale renewable energy projects in New York State.
We teamed up with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Cooper Square Committee, and WE ACT for Environmental Justice to draft a report on exposure to lead poisoning. The report, titled Collecting Dust, shows that there are gaps in the enforcement of laws that protect against lead dust exposure.
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