The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 committed the United States to sustainability, declaring it a national policy “to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.” (
Learn about sustainability

Conservation & Sustainability Efforts
Billion Oyster Project
New York Restoration Project
Green Schools Alliance
Sierra Club NYC
NYC Audubon
NYC Nature Goal 2050

Urban Gardening
Urban Garden Center
Grow NYC
Gardening with NYC Native Plants – A Guide from NYC Parks

For election season, check out
NY League of Conservation Voters

Watch CWNY’s interview with Dr. John Albers, a research scientist and professor of medicine at the University of Washington, to discuss urban sustainability. He is also a passionate environmentalist and the author of several books about sustainable gardening. Although recently retired from teaching, Dr. Albers continues to review scientific and medical research papers, as well as continuing to assist young investigators in their research. The transcript for the above interview is available here. The interview summary article written by Scotia Hille is available here.
Interview hosts:
Victoria Pilotti, CWNY President and Scotia Hille, CWNY Green Team Coordinator.

Watch CWNY’s Sustainability Webinar with NYC Parks Dept. The PowerPoint slides for this presentation is available here.
Catherine Bealin, Consultant, UN Development Programme; President, Douglas Manor Environmental Association
.Jennifer Greenfeld, Assistant Commissioner, Forestry, Horticulture & Natural Resources, NYC Parks.