NYPIRG – along with other climate activists, community groups, and elected officials – held a rally and news conference to protect Local Law 97, which is on the books to create good jobs and fight the climate crisis.
Together, we urged Mayor Adams to fully implement and enforce Local Law 97 of 2019, which requires large buildings – the top source of New York City's climate-heating pollution – to slash their air pollution. The law is currently on track to create tens of thousands of jobs this decade.
Sadly, the deep-pocketed real estate lobby is trying to gut the law. They are attempting to convince Mayor Adams to let billionaire developers off the hook by weakening the law's penalties and requirements, which would make the new law toothless. Local Law 97 is the most important municipal-level climate/jobs law in the world. New York City needs to create good jobs, cut air pollution, and fight the climate crisis. It is vital that Mayor Adams takes New York City forward, not backwards, by fully implementing and enforcing Local Law 97.
On March 6th hundreds of students from across the state marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to express their suport for public higher education. The #Allin4SUNYCUNY gathering was organized to show support for the #Newdeal4CUNY, SUNY Heals funding, Bundy Aid and additional funding for opportunity programs and mental health services on campus.
When: 11 AM
Where: City Hall in Lower Manhattan
Students to Mayor Adams: Get on Board!
NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign – along with other transit advocates, students, and elected officials – marked the Mayor's 100th day in office by calling for fast, reliable, accessible, and affordable bus service. We delivered over 1,200 letters endorsing the Student Bus Rider Platform, which calls for the Mayor to:
- Fully fund the NYC Streets Plan and bus improvements.
- Expand Fair Fares to college students.
- Use his bully pulpit to advocate that the MTA institute all-door boarding and permanent OMNY fare capping on buses.
Most New York City college students do not live on campus and rely on City buses to get to classes, jobs, and recreation. Fast, reliable, accessible, and affordable bus service should be available to college students and all New Yorkers.
When: 11 AM
Where: Jim DiNapoli Park in Albany
CLIMATE CAN'T WAIT!
Climate activists from all across New York State poured into the capital to tell our Governor and our Legislature that New York State must be a national and global leader in the fight to combat the devastating effects of climate change.