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Environment New York

NEW YORKERS FEATURED IN PROJECT HIGHLIGHTING “VOICES FOR 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY"

For Immediate Release

Today, Environment New York highlighted residents profiled in a national project as leading voices for clean energy. The initiative; Voices for 100% Renewable Energy is an online album with photos, testimonials and videos featuring a wide array of individuals -- from academics, to mayors and other public officials, to community leaders, to business and non-profit leaders – embracing a massive transition to clean energy. 

New Yorkers featured in the in the project include Representative Nydia Velazquez [D-NY7], filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, and Karl Rabago, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center.

“We’re inspired by people like Rep. Nydia Velazquez who know we can, and must, shift to 100 percent renewable energy,” said Heather Leibowitz, Director of Environment New York. “We’re thrilled to share some of their stories through this project. Our hope is that it will motivate the many folks who know we need a swift, steady and complete transition from dirty to clean energy to lean into the effort.” 

The people featured in the project cited a range of environmental, economic, equity, social, and health benefits from the transition to 100 percent renewable energy. Most focused on the urgent need to eliminate climate-altering carbon pollution. Others simply believe that it’s common sense and good economics to save energy and to harness unlimited, pollution-free energy sources.