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Format: 2017-03-30
Format: 2017-03-30

Some bicyclists decided that they would rather visit chickens than grill them during the Memorial Day weekend. They biked to various chicken coops and community gardens along a 5-mile route for the second annual "Chicken Coopapalooza" on Saturday. "We want people to come out, to exercise and eat healthy," said Karen Washington, of Garden of Happiness.

Bicyclists tour Bronx chicken coops, community gardens [VIDEO]
News12 Bronx
May 28, 2016

[Citizens Committee grant recipient NYC Yoga Project] is more of a getaway, more of a stress reliever, a relaxer, some time for yourself," Jasmin Alemany, a shelter resident, said. "It's teaching me a lot about myself. It's helping me out with my body a lot. I found energy I didn't know I had in me.

NYer of the Week: Dawn Rizzo Shines the Light of Yoga for Underserved Communities [VIDEO]
John Schiumo
NY1
May 27, 2016

Audrey Johnson has partnered with Columbia University on a math program that sends coaches into the classroom and with New York University for a literacy initiative that allowed the school to create a lending library for families. The center recently received a grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City to put planters in each room, according to Julie Dent, the executive director of Audrey Johnson.

How one poor Brooklyn preschool is competing with the best
Kathleen Lucadamo
The Christian Science Monitor
May 26, 2016

Congratulations to the diverse coalition of civic, community, school and environmental groups that supported this legislation during the multi-year campaign. In addition to NRDC, they include: activist extraordinaire Jennie Romer; Citizens Committee for New York City.

New York City Poised to Adopt Plastic Bag Fee to Curb Street Litter and Waterway Pollution
Eric Goldstein
Natural Resources Defense Council
May 05, 2016

Consumers are being encouraged to use canvas bags. The city and advocacy groups plan to give away many canvas bags. Supporters hope it will reduce the number of bags in landfills and save the city millions of dollars every year.

Citizens Committee on PIX11 News! [VIDEO]
Greg Mocker
WPIX News
May 03, 2016

Supporters of the measure asserted that the majority of the City Council now backs the legislation to charge a 5-cent fee on every plastic and paper sack that stores give out.

Proposed NYC plastic bag fee spawns rallies at City Hall
New York Daily News
April 13, 2016

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We’re betting [Assembly Speaker] Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) will stand up for good government and pollution prevention by rejecting the Senate’s attempt to block the city’s sensible new anti-litter statute.

Hands off NYC’s shopping bag fee
Eric Goldstein and Peter Kostmayer
New York Daily News
January 26, 2017

Peter H. Kostmayer, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, said: "What does it say about us that we are unwilling to either pay five cents for a plastic bag or bring our own reusable bag when shopping? Does it indicate the level of sacrifice we as Americans are willing to make to save our environment? Countries far poorer than ours have given up plastic bags in the fight against waste and climate change. Is it really too much to ask of ourselves? Are plastic bags something we can do without or at least reduce in the struggle to save our planet for our children and for their children? It’s not someone else’s decision. It’s ours. Do the right thing.

New York’s Environmental Groups Overwhelmingly Oppose Albany’s Plan to Roll Back Environmental Regulations & Overturn NYC’s Plastic Bag Law
Press Release
January 15, 2017

Funding goes a long way for these groups because many of them operate on a shoe string budget," said Saleen Shah of Citizens Committee for NYC. "So, to have city agencies on board like NYC Service, this is a true public private partnership.

'We Love Kew Gardens' Awarded Grant to Clean-Up Neighborhood [VIDEO]
NY1 News
January 04, 2017

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