May 11, 2012
Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206.
Nearly 50 recommendations for
villages, towns, cities and county governments
NEW YORK --- The counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady have a long history of environmental leadership. But how can county and municipal governments continue this trend while creating jobs and strengthening the economy?
To download the Blueprint for a Greener Capital Region, click above.The New York League of Conservation Voters' 2012-2013 "Blueprint for a Greener Capital Region" shows how.
NYLCV's Blueprint offers detailed transportation, energy and planning guidance that will help villages, towns, cities and county governments meet their sustainability challenges. These recommendations will yield significant environmental benefits while controlling costs, and in many cases will save taxpayer dollars over the long term. Progress on these recommendations will also factor into NYLCV's endorsements in local elections next year.
"A healthy environment and strong economy are the keys to the region's future," said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. "By implementing the steps in our Blueprint for a Greener Capital Region, local officials can make their municipalities more environmentally responsible, while also encouraging economic growth and protecting quality of life."
NYLCV's "Blueprint for a Greener Capital Region" covers five broad policy areas: transportation, energy conservation and climate action, sustainable development, natural resource protection and open space preservation. The Blueprint encompasses nearly 50 specific recommendations for local policy makers and elected officials.
For a copy of NYLCV's "Blueprint for a Greener Westchester County," click here or call (212) 361-6350.
The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, policy-making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision makers, and voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.