For many years VID has spearheaded action on the environment.  

The VID Environmental Committee advises the club’s Executive Committee and the general membership about legislation and issues related to the environment. Our goal is to improve the environmental quality of our community. We promote the 7 R’s of Sustainability: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Refill, Repair, Repurpose and Recycle.

Next Meeting:

Sunday, January 30 at 4:00 pm

Join here:
Meeting ID: 793 4138 8337  Passcode: Dd9MFz

A few of our priorities include:

  • Expanding sanitation services like increasing composting and trash collection in New York City,
  • Increasing the number and variety of Green Jobs and environmental infrastructure improvements,
  • Passing legislation in the State and City to require restaurants to exclude and reduce the amounts of plastics entering our environment,
  • Promotion of legislation like the “Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act”
  • Eliminating all fossil fuel subsidies,
  • Banning new fossil fuel power plants and infrastructure,
  • Banning use of fracking by-products such as highway de-icing agents and the use of State subsidized power for cryptocurrency mining,
  • Expanding the availability and number of EV recharging stations, and switching NYC-owned vehicles to become fully electric,
  • Requiring manufacturers to implement strategies to promote recycling of their products, “Extended Producer Responsibility.”
  • Promotion of climate-friendly farming “regenerative agriculture policies.”

Committee Members

Nat Johnson – Chair                Anne Heaney                Elizabeth Mann                Lois Rakoff

If you would like to join the VID Environment Committee or would like more information, send us an email: HERE.

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