Today everyone is talking green. As New Yorkers look to create a sustainable future in
Go Green East Harlem!, a collaborative community-based initiative aimed at breaking the pattern of harmful environmental conditions that have been part of East Harlem’s history for decades, while serving as a model for other environmentally beleaguered neighborhoods. Go Green projects include:
The East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence, a $3.4 million project which will open in 2008 in collaboration with the mayor, and be accountable for reducing asthma hospitalizations by 50 percent within 3 years;
The planting of hundreds of trees uptown to speed the reforestation of
Opening new Green Markets to make healthy, locally grown food available to
The Go Green East Harlem Cook Book, featuring delicious, healthy recipes gathered from East Harlem’s best chefs, which will be provided free of charge to neighborhood residents; and
A green building conference with 400 participants in October of 2007 on the practicalities of sustainable new development and retrofitting, as well as green roofs and nontoxic building maintenance practices.
Another environmental initiative of the office is Take Me To The River, a project to create a community-based plan for the
In his first two years in office the Borough President allocated $4,225,000 to parks and playgrounds in
Ongoing Issues of Concern
Green building is the future of development in
Solid Waste Management and the 3R’s
With the closure of the Fresh Kills landfill on
Although there have been many successes, too many New Yorkers still have limited access to the waterfront. Serious and consistent investments are required to restore the health and vitality of
The Manhattan Borough President has three appointments to the thirteen-member Board of Directors of The Hudson River Park Trust, a partnership between
The Governors Island Advisory Committee, created at the Borough President’s request and composed of elected officials, community organizations, and civic groups, advises the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation on plans for the island’s future development. The current task is choosing an appropriate firm to design the parks and open space network on the island.
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