Green Tip: Save Water!

In November 2016 the New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced that New York is facing a statewide drought. As of March 2017, a drought watch is still in effect around most of the state. New York residents are advised to monitor their water usage, so here are some tips to reduce your water usage, Read More »

Toothpaste To Keep The Earth – And Your Mouth – Clean

You – hopefully – use toothpaste everyday. A thorough brushing once or twice a day keeps your teeth and gums healthy. But, your choice of brand could contain all manner of unwanted substances that can hurt you and the environment. After all, immediately after exposing yourself to the material within, you drain it into the water supply. Read More »

Riverkeeper: “Annual Journal”

Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect the environmental, recreational, and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and to safeguard the drinking water of nine million NYC and Hudson Valley residents. Riverkeeper just released its 2015 Annual Journal, an annual update on the state of New York’s waterways. This year’s edition focuses on issues Read More »

New York State DEC Hydrofracking Decision

In June, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced their decision to prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in the state of New York. The DEC has been evaluating HVHF for nearly seven years utilizing scientific literature, public health experts, field visits, environmental authorities, and more. After an immense amount of debate, the department found that Read More »

NYLCVEF Supports a Cleaner and Greener Bushwick

Bushwick residents spoke up loud and clear for a cleaner, greener, and healthier community over the past couple of months. Yesterday, we made sure they weren’t ignored by dropping off almost 1,000 petitions to Councilmember Antonio Reynoso’s office with the Newtown Creek Alliance. The petition focused on three main issues around Newtown Creek, a polluted Read More »