Environmental programs provide funding benefits that support the health, safety and prosperity of all New Yorkers:

Healthy

Clean air and water are vital for public health

Safety

Less pollution and modern infrastructure create a safer future for our children

Prosperity

$40 billion to New York’s economy every year

Growing funding for New York’s environmental programs will build a more prosperous future:

 

Strengthen Our Economy: New York’s environmental programs support hundreds of thousands of good jobs across many industries including construction, agriculture, outdoor recreation, and tourism. These programs also leverage billions in federal, local, and private dollars, which New York can’t afford to lose.

 

Protect clean air & water: The pandemic has once again demonstrated that clean air, clean water, and access to nature are vital in protecting public health. Environmental programs help provide what every New Yorker needs: safe water to drink, clean air to breathe, and green space where they live.

 

Advance environmental justice: Low-income families and communities of color suffer disproportionately from air pollution, exposure to toxins, and lack of green space. Environmental justice programs help address these inequities.

 

Expand green space and restore natural habitats: New York’s environmental programs create parks, protect family farms, revitalize waterfronts, and restore habitat for birds, fish, and other wildlife.

 

Reduce climate risks: Millions of New Yorkers are at risk from flooding, heat waves, and food and water shortages. By putting the Bond Act on the 2022 ballot, we can cut harmful pollution and help protect communities from the growing risks of global warming.

Who We Are

New Yorkers for Clean Water & Jobs is a broad coalition formed to demonstrate the vast support for New York environmental funding and programs that protect clean water and air, create jobs, and address the climate crisis.