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New York Business Roundtable on Carbon Tax

New York Business Roundtable on Carbon Tax We invite you to join us in person or online on Tuesday, June 6th 4pm-5:30pm to learn about the national movement for carbon tax legislation, discuss a new legislative proposal for New York by NY Renews, and offer your business perspective on this important issue. By registering, you will […]

Businesses Advocate at NYSSBC’s 2017 Albany Business Summit

Business leaders from across New York State convened at the state capitol on May 8th for NYSSBC’s 4th annual business summit.  We’d like to thank all participating business leaders, policy briefers, and collaborators Clean and Healthy New York (CHNY), the New York Health Campaign, Elected Officials to Protect New York, and Environmental Advocates. It was […]

What's in your Cleaning Products?

For more information contact: Bobbi Wilding, CHNY, 518-708-3875, bobbi@cleanhealthyny.org                                                                WHAT’S IN YOUR CLEANING PRODUCT?  ANSWERS ARE ON THEIR WAY New reporting requirements for cleaning product makers will inform public about ingredients, potential hazards (Albany) Advocates lauded the release for public comment of a new format companies must use to disclose ingredients in cleaning products made […]

NYSSBC Speaks at Javits Center, NYC

NYSSBC coordinated a panel for BuildingsNY, the largest gathering of property owners, managers, designers, architects, and others building trade professionals. Thousands attend this two-day event at the Javits Center: 655 W 34th St, New York, New York 10001. Our panel covered current and pending policies at the City and State level that impact businesses in the building trade. We discussed the […]

New Community Solar Regulations are Bad for Small Business

The verdict on VDER is in and a new fight for EQUITY and RENEWABLE ENERGY begins. New York's Public Service Commission (PSC) regulates the value of distributed energy resources (VDER) such as community solar. The PSC -- which has 3 people plus 2 empty seats -- voted today to approve the regressive VDER regulations, which they […]

Reckless Advance of Spectra AIM Pipeline

The time has come for our state and national leaders to step in and put an immediate stop to the further development of the Spectra AIM (Algonquin Incremental Market) gas pipeline — recklessly located within 105 feet of vital structures at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant and not much more than 1,000 feet from […]

Introducing our New Director: Bob Rossi

We are excited to announce our new Executive Director, Bob Rossi, who will be leveraging his experience in business startups and nonprofit development to grow NYSSBC and to serve as your go-to connection for policy advocacy that builds a just and sustainable economy in New York State. As we welcome Bob, we also salute our […]

Policy Update: NYSSBC 2016 Legislative Session Priorities

Policy Update: NYSSBC 2016 Legislative Session Priorities On May 9, 2016, NYSSBC convened business leaders at the State Capitol from across the state for the 3rd Annual Albany Sustainable Business Summit. Attendees were briefed on NYSSBC’s priority issues (listed below), heard about next steps for the victorious Paid Leave campaign, had time to connect over […]

Clean Jobs New York Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACTS: Pat Mitchell, pmitchell@hastingsgroup.com, 703-276-3266; or Jeff Benzak, jeff@e2.org; 202-513-6248. Study: Clean Energy Employs 85,000 New Yorkers Four out of Five N.Y. Clean Energy Workers – or 69,000 – Work in Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Employs 12,400; Data Searchable by County and Legislative District NEW YORK (May 5, 2016) – More […]

Recap: NYSSBC's 3rd Annual Albany Sustainable Business Summit

Business leaders from New York City to Buffalo and Binghamton to the Capitol Region convened in Albany on May 9 for NYSSBC's 3rd annual Albany Sustainable Business Summit, a non-stop day of briefings, legislative visits and networking. It was the first time many of the attendees had ever been to the Capitol buildings.     Our agenda was packed with […]

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We ARE so close! We might even see a conclusion to this today and tomorrow. Now's the time to speak up!

What's not always obvious is how ingredient disclosure measures like this support our retail stores that aspire to carry the best products for their customers, empower restaurants that strive to keep their kitchen toxin-free, and level the playing field for the responsible manufacturers who diligently avoid hazardous ingredients and contaminants in their products. You see these responsible businesses more and more often today. Our public is creating the demand for them. This How-To Guide is a necessary step. It will support our growing number of responsible businesses and motivate other businesses to follow their lead. Let's speak up in support.

Contact New York State Sustainable Business Council directly if you have any questions.

Big thanks to Clean and Healthy New York for their leadership.
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New York has written a how-to guide for companies to put ingredients on their product websites, along with information about health hazards, byproducts, and contaminants. And the information will go live on company websites by January 2019. New York State has the authority, but cleaning product makers don't want to tell us everything. They're using political pressure to try to stall release of this how-to guide and weaken New York's requirements. Help us cross the finish line! Tell Governor Cuomo: Let's Do This! Click here to make your voice heard: actionnetwork.org/letters/ny-has-the-power-to-tell-us-whats-in-cleaning-products