Last week, Mayor Eric Adams took the time between the city’s many emergencies to announce his powerfully organized environmental leadership team.
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The Resilient Coastal Communities Project will help address the growing risks of storm surge, flash flooding and sea level rise, in an inclusive and holistic manner.
As we struggle to emerge from COVID, we have the direct and clear leadership of our new mayor and the noble service and sacrifice of NYPD’s Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora to strengthen our resolve. But it will take all of us in service to each other to ensure our recovery.
The path to a circular, renewable resource-based economy will be long and difficult. But I am optimistic that the seeds of change have been planted, and the generation-long process has begun.
Let’s build that interborough train line and once it’s up and running, build a second phase to the Bronx.
The city’s environmental sustainability effort spans many agencies and needs control and coordination by a senior official with experience and clout.
The ban of heating oil #6 has been effective in reducing air pollution.
Composting is good for the planet, and it can be profitable. New Yorkers should be required to separate compostable materials along with recycling.
In order to expand the use of electric vehicles, Mayor Eric Adams must democratize access to charging stations.
London, Singapore, and Stockholm have all managed to do something that New York City has been unable to do; enact and implement congestion pricing in its central business district.