A resolution (PDF) to reduce New York City’s collective and individual climate “foodprint” is introduced today to the City Council. Press conference and rally 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, on the steps of City Hall. A press advisory it below. Brighter Green along with a number of food justice and security, environment, animal advocacy, community garden, and healthy school food groups have been involved in drafting and gaining city council support for the resolution. It would be the first of its kind in the U.S.– a directive for New York City to reduce the impacts on global warming of the food city residents consume by making healthy, local, organic, plant-based food more widely available and accessible to institutions and individuals.
Stay tuned for the resolution text – to come. Quick note: Council member Bill de Blasio represents the district where Brighter Green’s office is located.
New York City Council Member Bill de Blasio
39th District, Brooklyn
DISTRICT OFFICE CITY HALL OFFICE
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**PRESS ADVISORY **
Matthew Wing (CM de Blasio): 212-788-6969/917-601-1572
Carmen Boon (BP Stringer) : (212) 669-3882
Meredith Turner (Farm Sanctuary): 646-369-6212
COUNCIL MEMBER de BLASIO, BOROUGH PRESIDENT STRINGER, AND FOOD ACTIVISTS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL RESOLUTION TO REDUCE POLLUTION CREATED BY FOOD SHIPPING AND DISTRIBUTION
Councilmember Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, members of the NYC Foodprint Alliance and hundred activists will hold a rally on Wednesday July 1 at 11:00am, in support of a groundbreaking council resolution that proposes reducing pollution caused by processed food shipped into the city.
The resolution, introduced in the City Council by de Blasio, calls for a citywide initiative to create greater access to local, fresh, healthy food especially in low-income communities as well as city-run institutions. Increasing availability and use of local, healthy food decreases significant pollution caused by the packing, preparing and shipping of food.
When: Wednesday July 1, 11:00 AM
Where: City Hall Steps
Who: Councilmember Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, members of the NYC Foodprint Alliance, other elected officials and over one hundred activists.