ESPN Awards Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award to Bronx Students Who Fought Racial Inequities in High School Sports

July 18, 2019

New York, NY (July 18, 2019)—During their ESPY celebrations, ESPN honored Bronx public high school Students Matt Diaz and Lisa Parks with the Inaugural Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award for using the power of sports to make a positive impact on s …



The New York City blackout was actually bad for the environment

July 16, 2019

USA Today quoted NYLPI Director of Strategic Organizing Justin Wood in an article about food waste and greenhouse gas emissions during the recent New York City blackout. NYLPI’s recent climate emergency report, produced with the Transform Don’t Trash-N …



After Rightly Declaring Climate Crisis, the Next Important Step for the City Council

July 10, 2019

New York City Council recently voted unanimously to declare a state of climate crisis. Now comes the time for swift additional action, and the next major climate bill our local government must pass is the Commercial Waste Zone Bill, writes NYLPI’s Dire …



Daily News Quotes Justin Wood In Story On Safety In Private Waste Industry

July 8, 2019

NYLPI’s Director of Strategic Organizing and Research Justin Wood (pictured, speaking at a rally for regulation to improve the industry) was quoted in a Daily News story by reporter Thomas Tracy, this weekend, focusing on dangerous conditions in the pr …



Politico Quotes NYLPI In Story on Probe Into Business Integrity Commission

July 3, 2019

Politico reporter Danielle Muoio quoted NYLPI Senior Attorney for Environmental Justice Melissa Iachan in a story about City Council’s probe into the Business Integrity Commission: Council quietly concludes probe into BIC, makes several recommendations …



200 People Attended Our Social Justice Museum Opening

July 3, 2019

NYLPI’s Pop-up social justice art museum, ALL ACCESS, opened recently, and will host a series of events through the end of July. New York’s Nonprofit News Media covered the opening: About 200 people attended the opening of a new pop-up art museum in mi …



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