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.

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October 15, 2020

Forum on reducing emissions from buildings

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…

September 29, 2020

State Senate District 55 Environmental Candidate Forum

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.

November 3, 2020

Election Day

Election Day is on November 3rd. The absentee ballot application deadline is on October 27th.

October 13, 2020

Climate Change Town Hall for Congressional District 1 and 2

Join us, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Students for Climate Action for a virtual Town Hall on Climate Change for NY Congressional Districts 1 & 2. The forum will feature 1st Congressional District candidates Congressman Lee Zeldin and Dr. Nancy Goroff, and 2nd Congressional District candidates Jackie Gordon and Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino.  Please register to receive the Zoom credentials to…

September 16, 2020

State Senate District 1 Environmental Candidate Forum

Join our virtual, nonpartisan forum for State Senate District 1, featuring candidates Anthony Palumbo (R) and Laura Ahearn (D).  This event is free and open to the public via Zoom. We will send out the Zoom credentials prior to the event to those that register. If you need more information please contact Joshua Klainberg at…

August 6, 2020

Forum on Offshore Wind Transmission

The forum will cover offshore wind energy in the context of the Climate Leadership and Community Protect Act. Stakeholders and experts will address the points of opposition, the cost, and the approaches for bringing energy to shore.  View the recording from the forum here. View the slideshow presentation here.

June 23, 2020

Primary Election Day

The absentee application deadline is on June 16th. Early voting runs from June 13th to June 21st. Primary Day is on June 23rd.

May 28, 2020

Environmental Candidate Forum for Assembly District 125

An important primary election will occur this June and one of the positions on the ballot is your Assemblymember. Longtime Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton is retiring at the end of this year and there are several candidates in the race to replace her. Do you know their positions on environmental issues? You can find out at…

April 23, 2020

Congressional District 17 Environmental Candidate Forum

Read a recap of the event or watch it in its entirety here. An important primary election will occur this June and one of the positions on the ballot is your Congressmember. Longtime Rep. Nita Lowey is retiring at the end of this year and there are several candidates in the race to replace her….

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