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City Council Encourages Investing in Hudson Valley Farmland

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-01 13:56.
City Councilmembers call for more funding for Hudson Valley farms.City Councilmembers call for more funding for Hudson Valley farms.

The local food movement has been growing for years, but to make sure New York City residents - and all of New York State - have access to local food, we need to get to work now. That's why the New York City Council recently wrote a letter urging Mayor de Blasio to invest in conservation efforts in the Hudson Valley and beyond.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Land Use | Read More >

NYLCVEF Recommendations Included in One New York Plan

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-01 11:44.
The Newtown Creek wastewater treatment facility in Brooklyn.The Newtown Creek wastewater treatment facility in Brooklyn.

On Earth Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plans for One New York, his update to PlaNYC. In it he calls for "Zero Waste" which would reduce New York City's solid waste by 90 percent by 2030. This ambitious goal will take a lot of planning and there isn't one easy solution that will get us there.


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Solid Waste,New York City | Read More >

Assistance Coming for New York's Birds and Bees

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-01 10:29.
Pollinators could be getting a boost soon.Pollinators could be getting a boost soon.Governor Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled two new proposals to help protect New York State’s wildlife. Last week, the governor announced the establishment of an inter-agency task force to develop a Pollinator Protection Plan to promote the health and recovery of pollinator populations in the state.
NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Statewide | Read More >

DiNapoli and Stringer Urge SEC to Force Fossil Fuel Companies to Disclose Climate Change Risk

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-04-24 10:57.
More info from fossil fuel companies needed.More info from fossil fuel companies needed.

Last week, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), calling on the SEC chairman to force fossil fuel companies, “to enhance disclosure of the material risks climate change poses to their business and what steps they are taking to meet those challenges.”


NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Statewide | Read More >
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