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New York State

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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

Please see our local or city pages via the New York State category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic[edit]


Biodiversity, information from NYS Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Climate action[edit]

SeaChange: We All Live Downstream, collaborative art & activism project, navigating the Hudson River, climate change, and water as commons in the summer and fall of 2014.

New York ranks 46th among the 50 states in the amount of greenhouse gases generated per person. This relative efficiency is primarily due to the state's higher rate of mass transit use. [1]


Clean Ocean Action

Community energy[edit]

Community Environmental Center, not-for-profit provider of energy efficiency, green building and sustainability services

Wikipedia: Solar power in New York, Wind power in New York

Cycling activism[edit]

wikipedia:List of New York State Bicycle Routes

Education for sustainability[edit]

wikipedia:List of nature centers in New York

Environment quality[edit]

Riverkeeper, environmental non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as the watersheds that provide New York City with its drinking water. (Wikipedia), see also Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic

Food activism[edit]

Essex Farm Institute

Open spaces[edit]

Adirondack Trail Improvement Society - Genesee Valley Conservancy - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit]

New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling, organization which seeks to promotes use of recycling throughout New York State. It promotes a wide variety of techniques for reuse of resources, and also assists local communities who wish to expand and develop their recycling activities. W


University Heights Tool Library, Buffalo

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Wikipedia: New York transportation proposals

Walking: Wikipedia: Hiking trails in New York (category)

Waterways: Early transportation in New York State was primarily by rivers and canals. Today, the canals are primarily used for recreation. Wikipedia: New York, Canals

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

News and comment[edit]


Feb 18 Good Work for Local Living Economies by @eldorn [2]


Dam destruction major victory for Mohawk tribe, Dec 12 [3]

How One Farm Is Reinventing Agriculture for Better Food and a Brighter Future, Nov 28 [4]

New York Assembly Approves Climate Bill That Would Cut Emissions to Zero, Jun 1 [5]


The Wind and Sun Are Bringing the Shine Back to Buffalo, July 20 [6]

New York just showed every other state how to do solar right, March 6 [7]


State's Top Court Says Towns Can Ban Fracking, June 30 [8]

Tenfold solar expansion approved for New York state, April 25 [9]


Citizens data initiative[edit]

Energy & Environmental Data for New York

Local communities in New York State[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: New York State


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  1. wikipedia:New York#Climate
  3. @AJENews
  4. Shareable
  6. The New York Times
  7. Mother Jones
  9. The Ecologist