Issues: Environment

Senator O'Brien to Recognize Poster Contest-Winning Fairport Student

What:

Senator O’Brien will be meeting with a student at Martha Brown Middle School in Fairport who won the 55th District’s Earth Day poster contest.

He will be presented with a certificate and a copy of his poster that was displayed in the halls of the Legislative Office Building in the state capital complex in Albany.

When:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

Where:

Martha Brown Middle School665 Ayrault Rd.Fairport, NY 14450

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May 14, 2013
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Senator Serrano Congratulates Winner for the New York State Senate Earth Day Poster Contest for the 29th District

(Bronx, NY)- Senator José M. Serrano visited PS 385 Performance School in the Bronx to congratulate Amiyah Collins as the winner of the New York State Senate Earth Day Poster Contest for the 29th Senate District. Students from schools throughout the 29th Senate District contributed to the Earth Day poster contest displaying their commitment to the environment and their communities.

May 10, 2013
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Senator Boyle Sponsored Beach Grass Planting and Cleanup At Robert Moses State Park

Volunteers Join in Beach Restoration and Cleanup Efforts Babylon, New York – Senator Phil Boyle on Saturday, May 4th sponsored a beach grass planting event at Robert Moses State Park.  Nearly 50 local volunteers participated in the effort to restore some of the damage left behind after Superstorm Sandy.   “Superstorm Sandy left behind a devastating impact on our local beaches,” said Senator Boyle.  “As the summer nears, it is important that we take proactive steps to repair our beaches and protect our environment and way of life.” 

May 9, 2013
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Senate Passes Bills to Increase "Green" Building Construction and Reduce Energy Costs

The New York State Senate today passed bills that would continue to promote the construction of environmentally-friendly buildings and the cost-saving benefits of net metering for utility bills. Both bills are sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), and would help reduce the consumption of limited natural resources, promote the use of renewable energy, and lower energy costs.

May 6, 2013
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Robert Moses Beach Planting Sponsored by Senator Phil Boyle

Robert Moses Beach Grass Planting

Sadly, Hurricane Sandy left behind a devastating impact on our local beaches.  Acres upon acres of our beaches are now threatened due to the erosion from the storm. That is why I am organizing this important beach planting event as summer nears.

The beach bayberry and beach plum plants will help stabilize and rebuild some of the sand dunes destroyed from Hurricane Sandy. In turn, the restored sand dunes will help provide a natural protection from future coastal storms.

Now its our turn to take action to restore some of what was lost last October. Please join me and your fellow Long Islanders at our first annual beach planting event on Saturday morning, May 4.

May 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Young meets with members of the Genesee Valley Conservancy

Senator Young recently met with members of the Genesee Valley Conservancy. They thanked her for her support and gave the Senator an update on their efforts. Currently, the Conservancy has approximately 14,000 acres protected through a number of easements and preserves. The open spaces that they protect help keep our area beautiful for all outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Pictured with Senator Young are Boardmembers Joyce Wechsler, Myrtle Merritt (President), Gail McGuire, Sheila Chanler and Executive Director Benjamin Gajewski.

May 3, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Room 901 LOB

May 7, 9:00 AM - 9:03 AM
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Town of Gates Earth Week Celebration

On Saturday morning, the Town of Gates held its Earth Week Dedication Ceremony at Lions Park. This year, a tree was planted and dedicated to the Citizens of the Town of Gates from 1813 through 2013. The town is celebrating it's Bicentennial this year.

May 1, 2013
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Arbor Day In Greece

On Friday, I had the privilege to help plant a tree at Barnard Park in Greece to recognize Arbor Day. This year's Arbor Day Tree Planting ceremony was in honor of Richard Roberts, who formerly served as a member of the Town of Greece Tree Council.

April 29, 2013
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City of White Plains Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins attended the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, April 28th at Turnure Park in White Plains, NY to celebrate a festival of Japanese culture and tradition. The cherry tree and its blossoms, known as sakura, is a symbol of life, death and rebirth in Japanese culture, which "represents the end of the winter season and the beginning of new life in spring as well as the ephemeral nature of all life". This special event was hosted by Mayor Thomas M. Roach, the White Plains Recreation & Parks Department and the Japan Education Center.

April 29, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Room 901 LOB

April 30, 9:00 AM - 9:08 AM
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Senator Griffo to Hold Free E-waste / Document Shredding / Medication Disposal Event

Community recycling event is co-sponsored by Time Warner Cable, Sunnking Electronics Recycling, Confidata, the Town of New Hartford Police Department, and the New Hartford Shopping Center

April 25, 2013
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7th Annual EnviroFair Friday at Niagara Square in Buffalo

WHAT:     7th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair in Niagara Square.  This year it falls on Arbor Day.   Many local organizations will interact with the public about ways to steward their planet.

April 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senate Passes Earth Day Bill Package

Measures Encourage Renewable Energy Development, Reduce Mercury from Light Bulbs, and Protect Sharks and Other Species

The New York State Senate today passed a package of six bills that celebrate Earth Day by promoting the use of renewable energy, reducing harmful pollutants, and protecting sharks and other vulnerable species.

April 24, 2013
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Sen. Krueger Votes for Legislation to Crack Down on Shark Finning

Sen. Krueger spoke in favor of legislation that passed on Earth Day this week to crack down on the shark fin trade in New York. Shark finning is a cruel practice, and the shark fin trade has decimated shark populations and damaged ecosystems worldwide.

April 24, 2013
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SENATE PASSES EARTH DAY BILL PACKAGE

The New York State Senate today passed a package of six bills that celebrate Earth Day by promoting the use of renewable energy, reducing harmful pollutants, and protecting sharks and other vulnerable species.

“New York’s economic future is a green future, and the bills we passed today will help pave the way for employers to address their growing energy needs is an environmentally conscious way and protect our natural resources and wildlife for generations to come,” said Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma).

April 24, 2013
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SENATOR FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES EARTH DAY BILL PACKAGE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate recently passed a package of six bills that celebrate Earth Day by promoting the use of renewable energy, reducing harmful pollutants, and protecting sharks and other vulnerable species.

New York State is experiencing a lag in the development of solar and energy storage segments of the energy sector. Senate bill S.2522 would help attract and retain these growing industries by providing a clear incentive for businesses to make capital investments in solar and energy storage manufacturing and development by providing tax credits. It would create new jobs, increase economic investment, reduce harmful emissions, and help New York meet its goals for renewable energy development.

April 24, 2013
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Senate Passes Earth Day Bill Package

The New York State Senate today passed a package of six bills that celebrate Earth Day by promoting the use of renewable energy, reducing harmful pollutants, and protecting sharks and other vulnerable species.

April 23, 2013
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