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The Hudson Valley Regional Council is an intergovernmental forum with seven member counties (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester). The Council's mission is to foster cooperation in resolving problems of mutual concern and to pursue opportunities of mutual benefit across the region.
Since 1993, the Syrauce University Environmental Finance Center has established itself as an international leader in the field of environmental finance, environmental stewardship, and sustainable infrastructure management, with expertise in technical assistance and communicating environmental problems and solutions. This organization aims to increase awareness about preventing plastics pollution in waterways by educating and engaging individuals about the impacts of plastic pollution in local communities in New York State through the visual arts.
United Community Centers, is a nonprofit, social justice driven community center in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Their mission is to work together with residents of all ages and cultures to address the community's challenges, celebrate its strengths, and provide services that improve lives. The 'East New York Farms!' Project is a project of United Community Centers with a mission to organize youth and adult residents to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. works to inspire, educate, and avtivate children and adults to promote pro-environment behavior by fostering attachment to the Hudson River. Microplastics are a new type of pollution including fragments, fibers, film, and foam. Microplastics break down into small particles from tash such as plastic bags and bottles. All these fibers pass through wastewater treatment systems.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the region's most valuable natural asset: water. Over the past 29 years, they have tackled some of the region's biggest freshwater challenges such as cleaning up toxic sediment, eliminating sewage overflows, restoring critical habitat, and advocating for the long-term health of the Great Lakes. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper wants to raise awareness of water pollution issues while educating citizens on direct actions leading to reductions in water pollution.
Founded 50 years ago by a group of fisherman determined to reclaim the declinin Hudson River from polluters, Riverkeeper has grown into the river's most effective advocate. Riverkeeper wanted to raise awareness of the environmental issues related to the New York Harbor, call attention to the freshwater resources in the region and educate the public.
The Wild Center is the natural history center for the six million acre Adirondack Park in northern New York State. The mission of The Wild Center is to "Ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature thrive together and set an example for the world." The Adirondacks is an under served area in both climate literacy and stewardship, making addressing the need of these sites critical in order to minmize the impacts of climate change on communities and ecosystems.
The Green Hospitality Initiative is an EPA-funded project of the New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation designed to assist restaurants in becoming greener through comprehensive and wide ranging resources, articles, manuals, and training. The New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's goal is to reduce food waste by increasing food waste prevention outreach and education efforts within restaurants and culinary schools.
The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR)'s mission is to enable the sustainable and equitable reuse of underutilized, vacant and contaminated land (often referred to as "brownfields"), which drives economic investment and creates jobs, housing, parks and services within existing communities. The goal of CCLR is to educate municipal and community leaders first, about green methods for contaminated site remediation; and second, on a processes for site rebuilding that utilize more sustainable technologies, protocols, and methodologies.
The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) is a public agency that was created in 1966 to serve five Central New York counties - Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego. They provide planning services that support the growth and development for Central New York municipalities, research public policy issues, and develop and implement plans to enhance the region's future. Their programs are based on stakeholder participation and intermunicipal collaboration.
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