In This Issue

NYC-EJA featured in PBS documentary

Watch the documentary:
April 26 at 2pm on 
Channel 13.

Eddie Bautista, NYC-EJA's Executive Director, will appear in a special Earth Day edition of the PBS Documentary "Faces of Philanthropy." Riverkeeper, NRDC, and the Central Park Conservancy are also featured.





South Bronx Community Resiliency Agenda Kickoff!

In partnership with THE POINT, NYC-EJA launched the South Bronx Community Resiliency Agenda on April 15th in Hunts Point. This initiative will engage local communities in creating a comprehensive climate resiliency agenda to strengthen the physical and social resiliency of the South Bronx Significant Maritime and Industrial Area (Hunts Point, Port Morris, Soundview, & Longwood). For more information, please visit the Hunts Point Lifelines Facebook Page




Tweet today in support of climate workers helping to build resilient, healthy communities in NYC! 

Show your support for  good jobs and career pathways for low-income communities and communities of color.

To find out more, download the report:
Climate Works for All Report

on Social Media
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We are celebrating the work of environmental justice communities this Earth Day! 

We are proud to stand with the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) members working for a more just, sustainable future:

El Puente
Morningside Heights/West Harlem Sanitation Coalition
Nos Quedamos
Sustainable South Bronx
Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice
Frontline communities leading the People's Climate March


From the People's Climate March to the growing Climate Works for All coalition of activists working for climate justice in NYC, this year has been filled with important victories for environmental justice communities.


Today, Mayor de Blasio is releasing the update to OneNYC, our city's sustainability agenda. We commend the Mayor for committing to integrating equity into all aspects of the plan.


The Mayor's plan advances a vision for Zero Waste in NYC and shows support for studying commercial waste collection zones. As members of the Transform Don't Trash coalition to reform the inefficient and polluting commercial waste industry, we believe these measures will have a significant impact on our City's sustainability.


NYC-EJA and our allies will be combing through the fine details of the plan in the weeks ahead to fully assess its impacts on environmental justice communities. We look forward to working with the administration throughout the OneNYC process.


Moving forward, NYC-EJA and our members will continue to advocate for climate justice policies that respond to the priorities of frontline communities and build long-term alternatives to the extraction economy. 



Hearing Alert
Commercial Waste Oversight Hearing at City Hall on Wed 4/29 @ 9am

Our commercial waste system removes waste inefficiently at unnecessarily high costs, and pollutes air quality in low-income communities and communities of color. 


Read the Transform Don't Trash coalition's 

new report on the impacts of commercial waste & join us on April 29th!

Be sure to check for more exciting news from NYC-EJA in future newsletters.


In solidarity,


Eddie Bautista
The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance