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

Pages

Featured Press Mentions

Peter H. Kostmayer, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, said: "What does it say about us that we are unwilling to either pay five cents for a plastic bag or bring our own reusable bag when shopping? Does it indicate the level of sacrifice we as Americans are willing to make to save our environment? Countries far poorer than ours have given up plastic bags in the fight against waste and climate change. Is it really too much to ask of ourselves? Are plastic bags something we can do without or at least reduce in the struggle to save our planet for our children and for their children? It’s not someone else’s decision. It’s ours. Do the right thing.

New York’s Environmental Groups Overwhelmingly Oppose Albany’s Plan to Roll Back Environmental Regulations & Overturn NYC’s Plastic Bag Law
Press Release
January 15, 2017

Funding goes a long way for these groups because many of them operate on a shoe string budget," said Saleen Shah of Citizens Committee for NYC. "So, to have city agencies on board like NYC Service, this is a true public private partnership.

'We Love Kew Gardens' Awarded Grant to Clean-Up Neighborhood [VIDEO]
NY1 News
January 04, 2017

Queens has three recipients for the city’s 2017 Love Your Block award, which provides winning groups with a $1,000 cash prize and services, Mayor de Blasio announced last Friday... Esta-Joy Sydell, executive director of We Love Kew Gardens, said she applied for the grant through Facebook, where she also found out about it. Sydell was informed she had won the award from one of the main sponsors for the grant, the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Queens groups take home three awards
Nicholas Theodorou
Queens Chronicle
December 22, 2016

Pages