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Our Work

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.

2016 New York State Policy Agenda

Every year, NYLCVEF and our sister organization, NYLCV, work with New York’s leading environmental, public health, conservation, energy, environmental justice, and transportation organizations to identify the state’s most pressing priorities on climate change, public health and natural resources. The result of that effort is the document that you have here. Our 2016 agenda charges the…

Civic Engagement

Through our civic engagement campaigns and programs, the NYLCV Education Fund seeks to empower citizens to be effective advocates for the environment.

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.

Policy Forums

NYLCVEF educational forums bring together elected officials, environmental leaders, and the general public for discussion on timely environmental policy issues and their solutions.

Publications

NYLCVEF educational publications seek to help New Yorkers understand local environmental challenges and how they can be solved.

NYLCVEF and Partners Release East Hampton Green Guide

The Town of East Hampton has a long record of sustainability leadership, particularly on the issue of open space. But there are many steps the town can take to continue to improve its environmental performance–and the town’s elected leaders will play a critical role in this effort.] For this reason, the New York League of…

Working to Combat Lead Poisoning in NYC

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.

Breaking Down the Barriers to Siting Renewable Energy in New York

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.

Our Environmental Candidate Forum for Niskayuna Supervisor

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.

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