October 22, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we convey that Cecil Corbin-Mark, the Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice passed away on October 15, 2020.
When we reached out to Cecil to ask him to speak at GHNYC’s June forum on “Sustainability in the 2020 Election Cycle,” in May, 2020, his emailed answer was, “YES, without hesitation!”
That was Cecil in a nutshell. Always giving and always there for you. Cecil was young, charming and whip smart. He had the gift of gab, but the content was always substantive, informative and important to take in and really think about. You can listen to his segment of our June, 2020 forum here and read a statement from the NYS Department of Energy Conservation here.
WE ACT for Environmental Justice asks us to: “Celebrate the individual, and his body of work. The bills passed, and the people mentored. Remember his laughter, and his smile. And then follow in his footsteps, fearlessly fighting to protect and uplift the health and well-being of frontline communities. Honor his memory by continuing to battle environmental racism and champion health and justice for all.”
Cecil was a gentle soul but he was a lion in the field of environmental justice.
October 19, 2020
Election Day is November 3, but you can act sooner!
Registered Voters in New York State, don’t miss these deadlines!
Apply for Your Ballot by October 27!
The quickest and simplest way to request your ballot is by going to the Absentee Ballot Application Portal. You can find other options for ordering for your ballot here.
Once you receive your ballot, you can cast your vote in one of the following ways:
The State requires that your ballot be postmarked no later than November 3. However, the Post Office recommends sending it at least seven days before Election Day.
- At your early voting poll site: October 24th to November 1
- At your County Board of Elections Office: Now to November 3
- At your Election Day polling place: November 3, 6am-9pm
For details on absentee voting, early voting, and county office and poll locations and hours, click here.
New York City voters can get additional help here.
People living in other states in the US can find voting details for their states at https://www.usa.gov/election-office and //www.vote.org/.
Read our recent post for more details on when, where and how to vote easily and safely and help others join you in getting the vote out.
October 7, 2020
Interested in Sustainability in Government? Join us for a panel on the Government sector!
NYC and NYS are taking many steps toward greening our city and to ensure it happens there are many government agencies involved in carrying out these plans. Varied agencies take on different roles and responsibilities and it can be difficult to parse out the differences. Come join us to hear from individuals who work at the nexus of government and sustainability.
September 30, 2020
The circular economy has been a buzz word in recent years, with reference to it from the United Nations to the World Economic Forum. But what does transitioning from a linear take-make-waste economy to a circular one really entail? And what are the tools and missing links that can enable this transition to happen?
Join us at our monthly forum, featuring professionals who are passionate about connecting the dots for this systems design ideology that some are touting to be our way forward towards a more regenerative, resilient world.
So that we may dive deeper into conversation with our guests, please consider viewing this excellent introductory video before the event, produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the leading voice in the field: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy/concept
Date: Wednesday October 21, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Daniela Osio // Founder, Kloopify
Constantin Kostenko // Sr. Director – Solutions Architecture & Strategy, ConsenSys
Robert Gaafar // Head of North America, Algramo
Dr. Ahmed Ali // Assistant Professor of Architecture, Founder and Director of the Resource-Based Design Research Lab, Texas A&M University
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