Fighting Climate Change in NYC

As the largest city in the world to commit to 80% greenhouse gas reductions by 2050, New York City is leading the fight against climate change. We thought we’d take this opportunity to briefly highlight some of the ways we are helping to implement this ambitious goal.

NYC Green Infrastructure 101

Through OneNYC, we are heading up the multiagency effort to construct and maintain sustainable Green Infrastructure practices like blue and green roofs, and rain gardens throughout the 5 boroughs with our Green Infrastructure Program.

In addition, we’re taking strides to restore wetlands that will protect ecological habitats and improve NYC Harbor water quality (Alley Creek is one example).

We’re also working on ways to harness the natural power generated by our water supply system (we own 3 upstate hydroelectric facilities) and our wastewater treatment plants to create clean energy.

Renewable Gas at Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

This is in addition to maintaining and upgrading critical infrastructure and promoting water conservation.

How to Detect a Leak in Your Toilet.

And this is only the beginning. We’re very proud to help build a greener, greater, stronger and more resilient NYC!