Volume 13, Issue 2
Dear ,
February has been a hectic month, with NYC-EJA and our members meeting and briefing new Adams Administration appointee’s, and incoming freshman Councilmembers, along with campaign retreat and event planning. Please see below for press hits, a keynote and an upcoming webinar
Keynote speech for NYMTC council meeting
On Thursday, February 24, 2022, our Executive Director, Eddie Bautista, was the keynote speaker for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) public council meeting of the principal members with a focus on transportation equity and inclusion. His remarks centered on transportation equity and access under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. With New York expected to receive over $26 billion in funding, Eddie shared what this funding means for the ten counties overseen by NYMTC and how the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) can utilize these funds to reduce emissions and improve public transportation in the region. Watch his remarks here!
People's CAC webinar - March 23rd
Please join us for the People’s Climate Action Council: Guide to Shaping NY’s Climate Future on March 23rd at 7:00pm. The People’s Climate Action Council will cover key aspects of the New York State’s Climate Law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which mandates equitable approaches towards a green economy. This workshop aims to inform our communities of false solutions and how to get involved in improving the State’s proposed draft scoping plan. This informational session will review the public commentary process and provide a toolkit to better equip New Yorkers in our demand of Climate Justice.

Join us in shaping NY’s Climate Future! Register for the event here!
Be sure to check for more exciting news from NYC-EJA about our 30th Anniversary and ongoing work, on our website and in future newsletters! And if you like what you read, please consider making a tax-exempt donation to support our work.

Eddie Bautista
Executive Director
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance