Protecting Our Environment

Every day, we can make choices that help preserve our natural resources and ensure a greener future.

Protecting Our Environment

Every day, we can make choices that help preserve our natural resources and ensure a greener future.

Fresh mountain air. Crystal clear waters. Your favorite tree in the neighborhood. It’s hard to describe the feeling of experiencing these natural resources. It’s even harder to picture a New York without them.

That is why we are making environmentally friendly choices, such as new options for waste management and clean energy, more accessible to all New Yorkers. That is why we are carefully monitoring the preservation of our forests and wetlands. That is why we are making sure our renewable energy projects have a minimal impact on our cherished natural resources.

We are rising to the occasion to protect our environment — for today and tomorrow. Because we don’t want that feeling of catching a fish, skiing through fresh powdered snow, or simply enjoying a walk in the park to ever go away.

Do Your Part to Protect Our Environment

Father and Daughter Looking at a High Waterfall on a Hike<br />

Love Our NY Lands

Get real-time updates on State-managed lands, including trails and campgrounds.

Beautiful Autumn Scenery in the Adirondack Mountains

Protect Our Trees and Forests

Did you know that 61% of New York State is forested? Learn about our efforts to conserve one of our greatest resources in the fight against climate change.

Mobile Air Monitoring Vehicle Surveys the Air Quality in Disadvantaged Communities

Breathe Cleaner Air

New York State is monitoring community air quality in ten disadvantaged communities across the State to help reduce toxic pollution and greenhouse gases.

Communities Are Coming Together to Clean Up The Hudson River

All along the Hudson, New Yorkers are finding creative ways to protect and enjoy one of our State’s iconic natural resources.

We Are New York. We Power the Future.