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Green Tip: Eating with the Seasons

Eating locally grown food is an important way to lessen your environmental impact. Buying from grocery stores that source from remote farms wastes resources on transportation and manufacturing, and encourages business practices with potential adverse effects. By eating locally-grown food, you can support local farms and the local economy and cut down on the greenhouse emissions that Read More »

Green Tip: Avoiding Bottled Water

With temperatures soaring high this summer, more and more Americans are purchasing bottled water to fight the heat. However, avoiding bottled water is one of the most important choices you can make to combat climate change, reduce waste, and promote public health. Every year Americans use almost 50 billion plastic water bottles, but only 23 Read More »

NYLCVEF is Hiring!

The Director of Programs is responsible for prospecting, soliciting, and cultivating corporate and foundation support as well as program management, oversight and reporting. The primary responsibilities include: Working with the President, NYLCVEF staff, the Board of Directors, and NYLCVEF partners to develop public policy forums, civic engagement campaigns, and nonpartisan electoral programs Developing an annual Read More »

Green Tip: Choosing the “Greenest” Milk Alternative

Choosing the most environmentally-friendly foods can be challenging, especially when it comes to dairy and dairy-alternatives. Almond milk, in particular, has been hailed by environmentalists as a great substitute for traditional dairy milk- but is it really the “greenest”? Water-Intensity Almond milk is extremely water-intensive, using an estimated 23 gallons of water for the production Read More »

Summer Forum Series: Getting NYC to 80×50

In September 2014, Mayor de Blasio announced an aggressive carbon reduction goal for New York City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. In order to address some of the key topics and major challenges to reaching these goals, NYLCVEF hosted a 4-part forum series this summer to address the Read More »