Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors. Our team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public and preserve the valley’s inspiring beauty and natural resources. To date Scenic Hudson has created or enhanced more than 60 parks, preserves and historic sites and conserved nearly 30,000 acres.

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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater 

For over 45 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, and providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival, to inspire, educate, and activate millions of people.

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New York League Of Conservation Voters

NYLCV is the only statewide environmental organization in New York that fights for clean water, clean air, renewable energy and open space through political action. Were non-partisan, pragmatic and effective. Were unique because we:

Educate the public about a broad range of important issues
Evaluate the performance of elected officials
Endorse and Elect by campaigning for the passage of laws during the legislative season and candidates in the electoral season.

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Grassroots Environmental Education

Grassroots is a New York-based non-profit organization founded in 2000 with a mission to educate the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health, and to empower individuals to act as catalysts for change within their own communities.

We believe that the cultivation of broad-based public support through education is the key to bringing about positive and lasting change. Our programs are based on science, and our network of environmental experts includes leaders in the field from Yale, Columbia, Harvard, NYU and Tufts Universities, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, among others.

Using modern communication techniques, we strive to educate the public about environmental health issues in communities across the country by developing materials and programs that bridge the gap between scientific research and public understanding.

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The Bronx River Alliance 

The Bronx River Alliance serves as a coordinated voice for the river and works in harmonious partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor so that it can be a healthy ecological, recreational, educational and economic resource for the communities through which the river flows.

The Alliance works in close partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to achieve these goals.

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Center for Environmental Initiatives

Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) has established five long-term goals that will direct our future work and, when adequately funded and implemented, will result in a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable region for today and future generations. The Goals:

  • Clean Water: Restore water quality to promote a healthy ecosystem and allow for a wide variety of uses, such as swimming and fishing.
  • Sustainable Energy: Foster sustainable use and generation of energy by promoting reduction, conservation, and efficient use of energy and ecologically acceptable alternatives to fossil fuels.
  • Waste Minimization: Promote conservation of resources by reducing waste generated and increasing reuse and recycling.
  • Transportation Alternatives: Increase usage of alternative transportation and fuels.
  • Clean Air: Improve local ambient air quality to benefit the health and quality of life in the region.

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Environment New York

Environment New York is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about New York — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s hiking in the wild forested hills of the Catskills, going for a swim in Long Island Sound, or camping along Lake George in the Adirondacks, New York’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.

That’s the idea behind Environment New York. Together with tens of thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take action that wins tangible results for our environment.

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