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Here's How You Can Help Keep Microbeads Out of Our Water

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-22 14:34.

Microbeads have been getting a lot of attention lately. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has called for more regulation on the tiny plastic beads found in many face soaps, toothpastes, body washes, and other cosmetic products. A proposed bill in the New York Assembly would phase out their use as well. But the best proof that this issue is gaining traction is that it was recently featured on Buzzfeed.

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

Getting Toxic Ingredients Out of Personal Care Products

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-22 11:21.
Nail salons shouldn't contain dangerous chemicals.Nail salons shouldn't contain dangerous chemicals.

In Early May the New York Times ran an extensive expose on the abuse and dangers going on in the nail industry in New York City.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Public Health,New York City | Read More >

Cities Test Giving Tenants Transit Passes Instead of Parking Spots

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-05-15 13:06.

While providing residents with parking spaces sounds great on the surface, residential parking also makes rent less affordable and negatively impacts traffic. Seattle is looking to rectify this issue by looking into providing tenants with a host of travel alternatives rather than just a place to park the car.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Transportation | Read More >

Energy Makeover Coming to NYC Food Carts

Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-05-14 15:19.
The ubiquitous hot dog cart might be getting a makeover.The ubiquitous hot dog cart might be getting a makeover.Over 8,000 food-cart vendors sell everything from hot dogs to halal food on New York’s streets everyday. And now hundreds of those carts are set to become much greener, thanks to a pilot-program announced this week by the City Council and MOVE Systems.


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