Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning Alternatives

Air conditioners place immense pressure on the electricity grid during peak periods of demand and are a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. They’re especially a problem in big cities like New York, where research has proven that air conditioners actually make the city hotter by discharging heat right back into the air. A website Read More »

Keeping Warm While Staying Green

With the holiday season behind us, many across the state of the New York are now bracing themselves for a long, cold winter.  With that comes the prospect of massive heating costs, along with the strain they put on the environment. For those of us who have the luxury, it’s tempting to use a fireplace that Read More »

Policy Forum: Green Infrastructure in the Capital Region

On February 1st, 2017, the NYLCV Education Fund hosted a forum on the topic of green infrastructure in the Capital Region. The forum featured two panel discussions of policymakers and green infrastructure experts from around the state, including representatives from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Cornell University’s New York State Water Resources Institute, Albany Law Read More »

Victory For Proposition 1: The Vital Extension of Eastern Long Island’s Community Preservation Fund

On Tuesday, November 8th, voters on the East End of Long Island had an important environmental decision to make on their ballots: whether or not to extend the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) in the five East End towns. Voters have spoken and the results showed a resounding desire to extend the CPF, the vital 2% Read More »

Assembly District 65 Environmental Candidate Forum

On September 1st, the six candidates in the Democratic primary for New York’s 65th Assembly district gathered to discuss their views on environmental issues in their district with advocates and community members at Southbridge Towers on the Lower East Side. District 65 faces a number of environmental policy challenges from the area’s accelerating development and Read More »