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New York City (NYC)
Environmental Initiatives

 

 

With a resident population in excess of 8.2 million, most of them densely concentrated on over 300 square miles, and hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, all enjoying a full range of modern conveniences and comforts, amidst a wide range of temperatures - high heat and humidity and deep snow and cold - New York City has the potential to create a large, harmful environmental impact. However - and this is the point of this section on environmental initiatives - the city has a myriad of programs and mandates that mitigate its environmental impact.

There are elaborate programs for clean air, abundant and clean water, parks and open spaces, energy savings, recycling and disposal of waste/garbage, limitations on health hazards like smoking and obesity and much more.

One example: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) captures and stores rainwater for use in washing buses. Who wouldda thunk it?

So here is a review of all that.

 
   

 

Content:  
   
I.
Environmental Initiatives  
   
A.
PlaNYC2030  
   
B.
Air Quality  
   
C.
Climate Change  
   
D.
Water Quality  
   
E.
Energy  
   
F.
Transportation, Efficiencies and Environmental Savings  
   
G.
Brownfields  
   
H.
Sustainable Housing  
   
I.
Parks and Public Space  
 
   
II.
Recycling:
 
   
A.
Recycling and Waste Removal  
   
B.
Composting  
   
C.
Rechargeable Batteries and Cellphone Recycling  
   
D.
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Recycling Program  
   
E.
Textiles Recycling  
   
F.
Stop 'N' Swap  
 
   
III.
Other:
 
   
A.
Obesity  
   
B.
Smoking Ban  
   
C.
NYC Greenmarket  
   
D.
Community Gardens  

 

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