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Restart Solar: How NYC Can Renew Its Solar Program to Benefit Workers and Community

  • September 22, 2016
Restart Solar, a new report by the Climate Works for All Coalition recommends reforms to the City’s solar program that will help: Establish stronger labor standards for good jobs, safe worksites, and local hiring programs targeted toward low-income communities, communities of color, and women to give them the opportunity to become an important part of our city’s climate workforce.…

REFORMING FOR A BETTER DEAL: How To Align Cost Savings, Sustainability and Stability in NYC’S Commercial Waste System

This report details six evidence-based recommendations for how we can ensure that pro- recycling policies are also pro-business. The Transform Don’t Trash NYC Coalition believes that as the city expands and enforces its recycling regime, it must also create efficiency, price transparency, and substantial cost savings for high-diversion businesses – none of which can be achieved by the current, disorganized commercial waste system.…


An animated still of a sad-looking milk carton in a pile of trash.

Where does NYC’s commercial trash go?

The Center for Urban Pedagogy collaborated with ALIGN, Transform Don’t Trash NYC, and animator Cole Hannan to shed light on the dirty secrets behind NYC’s commercial waste. This short animation follows a discarded milk jug on its journey from trashcan to landfill, exposing the impacts the current commercial waste system has on workers, community members, and the environment.