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New York is continuously making strides towards a more sustainable future for us all. With offshore wind projects breaking ground and a goal set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050, New York’s future is looking greener. Our inaugural Power Players in Climate, Energy and Sustainability list highlights the leaders in New York’s energy industry – the individuals advocating for sustainable business practices, public officials and non-profit leaders who are all fighting to protect the future of New York and the planet.

Lucas Shapiro is the interim executive director for ALIGN, an organization that leads coalitions fighting for climate action, worker justice, and corporate accountability. This year, their city and statewide coalitions are aiming to raise the minimum wage, secure climate investments with strong labor standards, and pass stronger warehouse worker protections. Shapiro has worked with the Frontline Election Defenders, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, and Mayday Space.

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