It's the Environment, Stupid.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

NYC announces sustainability office

NYC mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced the creation of a sustainability office for the city.

Together with a pretty good list of advisory board members and a pro-bono partnership with The Earth Institute at Columbia (to provide that much needed scientific and academic support), gotham is one step closer to being green.

While no specific steps are outlined in the press release, it does highlight some recent legislation passed by the NYC council, and true to the book definition of sustainable development, Bloomberg is quoted as pledging his city as a leader for future generations of New Yorkers.

I think this'll be a great move for everyone (New Yorkers and otherwise) if the office can gain momentum and implement some serious policy, because NYC has the potential fora California-like influence nationwide if they can step up to the challenge and take the lead.

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