Daisy Chung. Campaign Director for the Alliance for a Greater NY and organizer of the Climate Works for All Coalition, speaks on how the city is implementing its solar program, and the demands from the coalition to ensure that the work on solar meets high standards for workers' wages and safety. The coalition is also advocating for targeting communities that are highly polluted and/or impacted by climate change for both solar development and jobs.
In the coming weeks, there will be more actions to combat deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy, the denial of climate science, and attacks on civil and human rights. As a nation, we must fight for all people to have stable and secure jobs with benefits, truly affordable and decent housing, and clean, sustainable neighborhoods.
Our quarterly ALIGN IN ACTION 2016 Year End Review newsletter highlights ALIGN's victories, progress and new leadership and direction. In this issue, we show the impact of our Transform Don't Trash campaign, which influenced a major shift in the city to implement commercial waste zones in NYC. Check it out!
New York City's recycling rates remain too low, and the sanitation department and the private waste industry could create new jobs by more aggressively recycling within the city, according to a report released today by the advocacy group, Transform Don't Trash NYC.
A new report from labor and environmental coalition Transform Don't Trash says that an estimated 3,300 new jobs could be created in New York if the city's combined residential and commercial recycling rate was increased to 70%.