Greening - What is the community doing? with Links to Community Resources

City, State, and Federal Agencies:

Local Organizations:

Community Board 7's Green Guide promotes sustainability of the Upper West Side by engaging residents in education, advocacy, and direct efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the community

PlaNYC 2030 is the Mayor Bloomberg’s strategy for reducing the City’s greenhouse gas footprint, while also accommodating population growth of nearly one million by 2030, and improving infrastructure and the environment.

NYC Department of Park and Recreation (DPR) is responsible for of nearly 29,000 acres of land, 14% of New York City, including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Yankee Stadium and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is charged with proposing and enforcing environmental law. It carries out federal Clean Water Act rules and regulations and manages the city’s water supply.

NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is the world's largest, collecting over 12,000 tons of residential and institutional refuse and recyclables a day. Website includes information on how to dispose of different items.

NYC Green Schools Guide was developed to be used to guide the sustainable design, construction and operation of new schools, modernization projects and school renovations, and to achieve compliance with New York City’s Green Building Law.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) works to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution.

NYS Energy, Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) strives to facilitate change through the widespread development and use of innovative technologies to improve the State’s energy, economic, and environmental wellbeing.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. It works towards a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.