Tag: climate change

Ozone Park high schooler takes part in climate change conference in Dubai

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Jan. 12, 2024 By Ethan Marshall A high school student from Ozone Park was invited to travel to Dubai and speak about climate change and what actions can be taken to address it at the United Nations Climate Change Conference last month. Zahra, a student at John Adams High School, was one of four high…
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Op-ed: The better path to environmental sustainability for co-op, condo owners

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Dec. 7, 2023 By Former U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi Climate change is real and we must take aggressive proactive steps to address it, but we can’t bankrupt working and middle class co-op and condo homeowners in our efforts to make change. New York City Local Law 97, with its unforgiving timelines and heavy fines, endanger the housing security of working and middle-class families who have invested their life savings into their co-ops and condos all over Queens, from Whitestone to Bay Terrace. Residents are concerned about the financial squeeze placed on them by the strict emissions caps and steep penalties…
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Climate orgs promote initiatives at borough’s inaugural Climate Expo in Kew Gardens

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Sep. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens’ first ever Climate Expo, sponsored by Borough President Donovan Richards, launched on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Queens Borough Hall as one of the many events scheduled for Climate Week NYC.  Over a dozen environmental organizations set up tables across the Helen Marshall Cultural Center’s atrium in Kew Gardens to share resources, spread environmental surveys and promote climate-related job opportunities – all with the goal of taking action to address the effects of climate change.  The expo was centered around an expert-led panel on Local Law 97, a law passed in 2019 with the…
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Borough president tours Queens Botanical Garden, announces report to highlight borough’s sustainability issues

Apr. 17, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed To celebrate the start of Earth Week, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. joined Queens Botanical Garden Executive Director Evie Hantzopoulos on Monday, April 17, for a tour of the facility’s innovative green roof and its farm and composting site, among its other ongoing sustainability efforts.  “We’ve been doing…
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