Harlem’s Espailat Urges Army Corps, NYC Parks To Collaborate On Historic Inwood Wetland Restoration

Rep. Adriano Espaillat wrote to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation requesting that they collaborate on two projects to restore historic wetland sites at Inwood Hill Park and Sherman Creek Park within New York’s 13th congressional district. Continue Reading →

Despite ‘Green’ Marketing E-scooters Contribute To Global Warming From Harlem To Hollis

Many companies that produce e-scooters are quick to point to the environmental benefits of using them for transportation, but a recent study suggests that these vehicles aren’t quite as “green” as many would believe. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based WE ACT And Others Suing EPA Over Lead Hazard Standards

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) is one of several organizations that have joined forces to sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal court for failing to establish adequate protective lead hazard standards for older housing and child-occupied facilities. Continue Reading →

Enforcement Of City Foam Ban From Harlem To Hollis, Queens Begins Today

The New York City Department of Sanitation is reminding businesses that it will begin enforcing its foam ban law today, July 1, 2019, at the end of its six month warning period. Continue Reading →

EPA Takes Step To Further Protect Children From Exposure To Lead-Contaminated Dust

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson (left), announced new, tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills to protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based WE ACT Celebrates Passage Of Historic NY State Climate Legislation

After a three-year campaign, Harlem-based WE ACT for Environmental Justice and the more than 180 other organizations that comprise the NY Renews coalition are celebrating the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Continue Reading →

Whole Foods To Further Reduce Plastics Across All Stores From Harlem To Hollywood

With a number of Whole Foods Market in Harlem, Whole Foods Market today announced that it will eliminate plastic straws from its stores in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada by July 2019, becoming the first national grocer to make this change. Continue Reading →

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