Streetsblog Quotes NYLPI In Story On Safety Issues In Private Garbage Industry

September 9, 2019

Streetsblog reporter Julianne Cuba quoted NYLPI’s Director of Organizing and Strategic Research, Justin Wood, in a story about a garbage truck plowing into a cyclist. Advocates are renewing calls to regulate the city’s private carting industry after a …



The Department of Education Gets An “F” On Clean School Bus Delivery

September 5, 2019

On the first day of school, we joined Council Member Rafael Espinal, the New York League of Conservation Voters and other advocacy groups to call on the NYC Department of Education to clean its school bus fleet—something it committed to doing last year …



One Year after Fatal Crash, Coalition Demands Accountability for Private Carters

August 1, 2019

A year after a wheel flew off a private sanitation truck and killed a driver in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, elected officials, safe streets activists, workers, labor unions, and the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition criticized the company’s continued unsafe …



A “people-powered initiative”: The history of waste equity policy in New York

July 31, 2019

Our pop-up social justice museum was packed tonight for a discussion about using innovative policy solutions to advance the goals of sustainability and equity in New York. You can watch video of the discussion here. NYLPI’s Senior Attorney for Environm …



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 …



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