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A Teachable Moment

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For those that tried to email me last week, you probably got my message that I was “out of the country.”  I was actually cruising the Caribbean with my husband and three-year-old daughter, Mikayla.  But before we boarded the cruise we spent a few days on Miami Beach. Ahhh, vacation.  What could be better than […]

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CCE in Albany: Lobbying on the Budget

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Yesterday, CCE staff went to Albany to discuss our budget priorities with members of the New York State Assembly and Senate. I just wanted to take a minute to share some of CCE’s priorities with you, so you know what are fighting for in Albany during the budget process.   And just so you know where we […]

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Disposable Bags & the NYS Budget

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Over the last few decades, the issue of disposable bag pollution has become a global concern.  Plastic and paper bags have become ubiquitous, and are taking a toll on our environment and our economy.  According to the EPA, between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year, and each of those […]

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New York State Budget Battle Begins

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Yesterday Governor Cuomo released his proposed Executive budget for FY 2014-15. The Governor has proposed to fund the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) at $157 million, which would be an increase of $4 million from last year’s adopted budget. Governor Cuomo’s proposal for an incremental increase to the NYS Environmental Protection Fund is a step […]

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New York’s 2013 Legislative Session

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A quick wrap-up of what happened in New York this year during legislative session: Victories included a ban on shark fin sales, mercury thermostat collection program, buy local food procurement, and a $19 million increase in the Environmental Protection fund. Shark Fin Sale Ban – Even though shark finning is illegal in New York, you […]

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Bring Your Own Bag in the Village of Mamaroneck, NY

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As of April 1st, 2013, there will be no more disposable plastic bags offered at check-out counters in the Village of Mamaroneck. Last July, Mamaroneck Village became the second municipality in Westchester County, NY to ban disposable bags, after the City of Rye banned plastic bags in December, 2011. Both Rye and Mamaroneck, which lie […]

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