NYLCVEF holds policy forums, candidate forums, and fundraising events across the state and throughout the year.
Our nonpartisan candidate forums, which take place in the weeks leading up to an election, bring candidates to their community so voters can learn more about their environmental policies. Our policy forums bring experts, advocates, and decision-makers together to develop solutions to local environmental problems. Click on the events below to learn more about how you can join us.
The best way to stay civically engaged and to advocate for the environment and environmental justice communities is by making sure you cast your ballot. This year New York City is voting for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents, City Council, and District Attorneys in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Other localities are also voting for municipal-level…
We convened New York City Mayoral candidates to share their views on a variety of sustainability issues in a series of taped interviews. We asked questions on issues including air quality, water quality, parks and open space, public transportation, climate adaptation, and green infrastructure. View the slideshow here. Watch our video of interviews and a special…
Japanese Knotweed is present everywhere along the Upper Delaware River and its tributaries. Left unmanaged it continues to spread along the river and everywhere it can find suitable conditions all the while crowding out native riparian vegetation leading to habitat loss, soil erosion and bank destabilization. Friends of the Upper Delaware River is undertaking research…
Join us and Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law for the next forum in our series on implementing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. This forum will focus on how New York’s natural resources can help reach the goal of 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2050. The event will feature…
Join us for a nuts and bolts discussion on South Fork Wind, the offshore wind farm that will connect to the grid in East Hampton. We’ll talk with the project team about route selection, what to expect onshore and near the beach during construction and operation, and hear the latest on project timeline and the…
Join us for a virtual meeting with Delaware River Basin Commission Deputy Executive Director, Kristen Bowman-Kavanagh. This is a rare opportunity to engage directly with the Commission about its priorities, the establishment of its new Advisory Committee on Climate Committee, and the environmental issues that you care about most.
We will hold the next forum in our series on implementing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). This virtual event will be held in partnership with Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and will focus on cutting emissions from NY’s transportation sector, the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions in our…
New York’s nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) will require significant changes to our biggest sectors. As the Climate Action Council considers strategies and solutions for achieving these ambitious mandates, NYLCVEF in partnership with Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law is convening a series of virtual forums on each sector to…
Join a virtual, nonpartisan Candidate Forum on the Environment for NY State Senate District 55, featuring candidates Samra Brouk (D) and Christopher Missick (R). Watch the video recording of the forum here.