New York City Environmental Candidate School
May 11, 2013
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 latest information on sustainability policies that will help them campaign and govern effectively. We also presented the candidates with our 2013 New York City Green Guide to provide useful information about the issues and the experts working on them.
The Environmental Candidate School’s final panel featured current City Council members sharing their insider’s perspective on how City Hall works, from budget-passing to law-making.
Candidates asked insightful questions about how to solve environmental problems in their communities, and followed up with advocates at the conclusion of each panel. NYLCVEF also handed out a Green Guide for candidates looking for more information about working towards a sustainable future in New York City.
Following our recent (and very successful) Mayoral Forum on Sustainability, the Environmental Candidate School is the latest salvo in the NYLCV Education Fund’s New York City Sustainability Program. Keep an eye out for more forums and educational campaigns in the coming months as we work to make sustainability a top priority for the Big Apple.< Back to Nonpartisan Electoral Activities
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