• Attention New Yorkers: Help Enforce the Plastic Bag Ban

    As of Monday, October 19, 2020, New York State banned single-use plastic bags. If you see a store handing out free plastic bags at the check out counter, please write a report to let the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation know so they can follow up to enforce the law. This initiative is […]

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  • How Technology Can Help Save the Environment

    It’s no secret that technology plays a large role in today’s society, and its place in our lives will only increase. Although there are many positives and negatives to this arrangement, one place where technology can really shine is its role in protecting the environment. There are several different new and upcoming technologies that can […]

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  • RECAP: NY’s Zero-Emission Watercraft Seminar 04-06-20

    NYC Sierra Club sponsored a seminar discussing the adoption of a zero-emission watercraft for the state of New York on Monday, April 6th 2020. Senator Todd Kaminsky, who co-sponsored the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act in June 2019, started the discussion with his introduction of NY’s current environmental efforts. Below is a list of the […]

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  • How Can YOU Help Register Voters in 2020?

    The Sierra Club is making the 2020 election a top priority. You are personally invited to join the largest electoral mobilization in the Sierra Club’s history. We’re asking for your participation AND your leadership! Our goal is to knock on millions of doors in October and November, and we want to mobilize at least 1,000 […]

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  • Spring Sustainability Series 2020

    Wednesday February 12: Voices for Climate Crisis Solutions Speakers include: Elihu Dietz – DRAWDOWN Laughlin Artz – 2020 or BUST SaadAmer – Plus 1 VOTE Todd Fernandez – People’s Green New Deal Brother Man – Extinction Rebellion Regina Cornwell – Climate Reality Project Pending, 350 NYC Pending, Sunrise Movement   Wednesday, March 11: Regenerative Agriculture […]

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  • The State of Long Island’s Water

    Leah Moir It was reported in June of this year that Long Island residents had the highest parts per million (ppm) of contaminants in their water in the entire state of New York1. In October, it was further reported that Long Island water had more than 270 types of contaminants that cause cancer, low-birth weight […]

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  • Plastic, Plastic Everywhere

    The planet is drowning in the most useful material ever invented. So what are we going to do about it? The world produces four hundred million tons of plastic annually, nearly half of which is considered single-use. Each year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. That’s a rate […]

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  • Action Needed This Week to Finally Stop the Williams Pipeline!

    A few weeks ago a major blow was struck against the Williams Pipeline when the Cuomo administration denied the project’s water quality permit. But at the same time they allowed the company to reapply, which they promptly did. In case you forgot, this pipeline would run along communities hard hit by Superstorm Sandy (Staten Island, […]

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