Clean Environment

Protecting our environment by reducing New York’s carbon footprint and helping communities become more resilient against the effects of climate change

A clean environment and protecting our natural resources are critical to New York’s economy and ensuring our communities are healthy and prosperous.

Together we can protect public health and preserve our environment for generations to come.

Learn How We’re Protecting Our Environment.

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Transforming How We Generate and Use Energy

We’re increasing renewable energy across the state and removing 22 million tons of carbon by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Reducing Air and Water Pollution

We are protecting the health, safety, and well-being of all New Yorkers by working to reduce air and water pollution.

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You Can Contribute to a Clean and Healthy Environment

Want to do your part to help protect New York’s natural resources? The Department of Environmental Conservation shares tips every month so you can #LiveGreenNY.

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