Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-17
Format: 2017-11-17

Congratulations to the diverse coalition of civic, community, school and environmental groups that supported this legislation during the multi-year campaign. In addition to NRDC, they include: activist extraordinaire Jennie Romer; Citizens Committee for New York City.

New York City Poised to Adopt Plastic Bag Fee to Curb Street Litter and Waterway Pollution
Eric Goldstein
Natural Resources Defense Council
May 05, 2016

Consumers are being encouraged to use canvas bags. The city and advocacy groups plan to give away many canvas bags. Supporters hope it will reduce the number of bags in landfills and save the city millions of dollars every year.

Citizens Committee on PIX11 News! [VIDEO]
Greg Mocker
WPIX News
May 03, 2016

Supporters of the measure asserted that the majority of the City Council now backs the legislation to charge a 5-cent fee on every plastic and paper sack that stores give out.

Proposed NYC plastic bag fee spawns rallies at City Hall
New York Daily News
April 13, 2016

Major funding [for Brook Park Chickens]: Grant from Just Food and collaboration from Friends of Brook Park, funding from Citizens Committee of New York City.

21 New York Organizations Working to Transform the Food System
Alexina Cather
April 13, 2016

The school teamed up with Citizens Committee for New York City, a nonprofit that provides micro-grants and support for community projects, in addition to the Ralph Lauren team.

Ralph Lauren to Visit Washington Heights High School for Mural Painting
Carolina Pichardo
DNAinfo
March 15, 2016

Tony Spring hailed Bloomingdale’s support of the Citizens Committee, [mentioning that] over the past five years, 275 Bloomingdale’s associates have participated in the restoration and cleanup of 23 gardens across New York City.

Bloomingdale’s CEO Tony Spring Honored at New Yorker For New York Gala
Masha Leon
The Forward
March 14, 2016

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“Neighborhood-level compositing brings communities together around sustainable practices, and spur innovations that can be replicated across the city,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement. “This grant program is just one piece of the puzzle,” Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer added in a statement. “Still it clearly demonstrates that New Yorkers can take control of the nutrient cycle locally and sustain it over time.

East Harlem Garden Uses Coffee from Local Cafes for Composting Project
Dartunorro Clark
DNAinfo
June 06, 2017

The College Avenue Block Association received a $1,000 "Love Your Block" grant to revitalize a lot in Mott Haven. The group is just one of 25 organizations that received grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City, which helps low-income neighborhoods enhance and improve public spaces.

Bronx Block Association Gets Grant to Clean Up Empty Lot in Mott Haven
Spectrum News | NY1
May 21, 2017

CEO Peter H. Kostmayer of Citizens Committee for New York City said: “Whatever may be happening in Washington DC, the neighborhoods of the nation’s largest city are committed to reducing the impact of climate change, increasing recycling and composting, and doing it from the bottom up. Citizens Committee for New York City has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to fund small community based groups doing all manner of environmental projects in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. In the absence of strong national policy to deal with climate change, New Yorkers are stepping up to do it themselves.

Volunteer Groups From Harlem To Hollis Receive “OneNYC Initiative” Neighborhood Grants
Harlem World
April 27, 2017

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