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New York, NY (February 28, 2024) – In response to Mayor Adams’ Green Economy Action Plan announcement, ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York, released the following statement:

“We’re pleased to see that Mayor Adams is serious about sustainability and green jobs. But this is his third plan in three years promising green initiatives — what we need is action on implementation,” said Theodore A. Moore, ALIGN Executive Director. “In 2022, Adams committed to electrify 100 NYC public schools by 2030, but has only allocated funds for 33 through 2029. We want to see him assign funds and go further, with deep retrofits and ventilation upgrades, in addition to fully implementing Local Law 97 to decarbonize our buildings and get New York to net zero emissions by 2050. Investing in Green, Healthy Schools will save the city millions in utility costs and climate disaster repairs, create thousands of green union jobs, meet the mandates of our climate laws, and ensure that students, teachers, and staff can breathe clean air and attend school safely. It’s time for the Mayor to make good on his motto and #GetStuffDone.”


ALIGN (Alliance for a Greater New York) brings together labor, climate, and community organizations for a more just, sustainable New York. Working at the intersection of economic and climate justice, ALIGN builds coalitions with those most impacted and uplifts worker and community voices to fight for dignity in the workplace and a just path to a renewable energy economy for all. 

Read more about ALIGN’s 2024 Labor & Climate Agenda.