- Expand Clean Curbs pilot program to residential neighborhoods. This program could create enclosed trash storage on our blocks. It would include providing trash transport assistance to elderly and disabled persons.
- Partner with the community to expand compost sites
- Work with residents, community organizations and small businesses to end plastic waste.This can be achieved through reusable bag initiatives, intelligent recycling, and upcycling.
- Advocate for passage of Senate Bill S1185, which establishes the extended producer responsibility act. ßWhat is this,
- Advocate for the modernization of waste management in NYCHA properties.
- Reduce use of incinerators, expand the list of prohibited chemicals, update the definition of “compostable” to ban toxic chemicals.
- Run deep audits of NYCHA properties to identify toxic materials such as lead, fungus, and mold.
- Work to achieve carbon neutrality in NYCHA housing.
- Advocate for the acceleration of green energy retrofits starting with NYCHA.
- Present a plan for the development and hire a new wave of green focused NYCHA employees.
- Prioritize hires from within NYCHA.Utilize and partner with organizations such as Green City Force to make it happen.
- Fight for passage of the CCIA (Climate Community Investment Act)
- Advocate to reduce our landfill use by encouraging companies to invest in composting to reduce methane emissions caused by organic waste.
- Create economic opportunities for localized ownership in commercial sanitation businesses. Working in partnership with initiatives such as the DSNY’s S.O.A.R. program and also allocating a generous sum of funding to provide more grant and loan opportunities for prospective and existing MWBE’s.
- More to come!