The New(s) Standard: April 18th, 2017
Make an Impact this Earth Day
As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, take one super simple step to make a huge impact by switching your utility bill to clean energy! The Count to 50 campaign is helping people across the country switch to clean energy in whatever ways they can. In some cases, you can sign up for clean energy in less than 60 seconds and ensure that not one more cent of your monthly utility bill goes to dirty energy.
Celebrate with Zady by going green in just a few minutes for this Earth Day at countto50.org.
Earth Day New York in Union Square
In New York City today? Stop by Union Square Park today before 7pm for Earth Day New York’s annual outdoor event and help kick off the Count to 50 campaign! The event features dozens of exhibitors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, kids' activities, and live performances!
Bring your utility bill to the Count to 50 booth at East 17th and Park Ave. to make the switch to clean energy in just minutes and also get $25 off your next bill!
In Other New York City News…
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest plan for the New York City garment industry has sparked fierce debate within the garment manufacturing community. The recently announced plan includes a $135 million investment in a new 200,000 square foot Made In New York manufacturing campus in Sunset Park, plus a 500,000 square foot space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal this fall. While this plan will provide manufacturers with long-term affordable leases, the plan also proposes the removal of the 1987 preservation requirement in the historic midtown garment center that could cause landlords to remove garment suppliers out for higher-paying commercial tenants. Read the full article in City Limits.