This report details a bold platform called Climate Works for All, which aims to make New York City more resilient, create nearly 40,000 good jobs each year, and cut our annual greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 12 million metric tons. The report highlights recommendations from the Transform Don't Trash NYC campaign such as: Creating a commercial waste hauling system through a more efficient system of waste collection zones would increase City revenue by almost $10 million; increasing waste diversion rates through recycling by up to 200 percent; creating more than 15,000 jobs over the next 10 years; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly one million metric tons per year. A modified system would also improve the quality of life for low-income communities and communities of color in New York City who are disproportionately impacted by truck and waste facility pollution under the current waste hauling system.Read More
On February 28, Maya Pinto, Senior Policy and Research Analyst at ALIGN, presented testimony to the New York City Council Environmental Protection Committee.Read More
On February 24, 2014, Maya Pinto, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, presented testimony to the New York City Council Sanitation Committee.
Thank you to Chairperson Reynoso and the members of the Sanitation Committee for the opportunity to provide testimony today.