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Online Lunch & Learn: Your Path to a Healthy Business

Reduce hazardous chemicals to protect your customers and staff We invite you to join us for lunchtime webinars on reducing hazardous chemicals when choosing cleaning products, food packaging and foodware. These decisions impact the health of your customers, your staff, and the integrity of your brand. May 23rd: Clean without Harm — REGISTER NOW May […]

NYSBC’s 2018 Priority Issue Areas

Based on feedback from our members and our ongoing work, we have identified a broad array of bills in the NYS legislature in need of your support. These bills can be grouped into the following 4 issue areas: Healthcare, Toxic Chemicals, Solar Energy, and Fossil Fuels. On April 25th, 10am - 4pm, we will be convening […]

NYSBC Brings Toxic Chemicals Workshop to NYC

Reduce Harmful Chemicals and Grow Your Business! Join us in midtown Manhattan for our next in-person workshop, co-sponsored by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP-Greater NYC chapter).  Savvy business owners everywhere are designing their products, workplaces, and retail environments to respond to consumer demand for safe standards and to differentiate their businesses in a […]

New Workshop: Reduce Harmful Chemicals and Grow Your Business!

The New York Sustainable Business Council and Clean and Healthy New York are launching a program of in-person workshops and webinars to guide businesses through the initial steps of reducing harming chemicals. With a focus on specifying solutions to toxic chemicals, this course will also open up avenues to recasting all your purchasing protocols. The […]

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 […]

Special Webinar: May 30
 

Food Packaging & Foodware

Your Path to a Healthy Business

Join experts for a free lunchtime webinar on the hidden hazards of chemicals in food packaging and foodware. This webinar is designed to educate food retailers, foodservice providers, manufacturers, sustainability managers, and consumers. Learn how to choose materials that reduce harm to public health and the environment and grow the integrity of your business.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 12pm-1pm: Food Packaging and Foodware While food is essential to our lives, how we process and package our food can endanger our health. Businesses must now adapt not only to protect their customers from these health hazards but also to navigate a changing marketplace and regulatory environment. Join us for an in-depth webinar on which materials to avoid, smart alternatives, and resources for growing your business.


NYSBC is an alliance of businesses and business organizations committed to advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy in New York State.  Small businesses in New York State face significant barriers to operate sustainably and successfully as most policies favor large corporations following a profit-at-all-cost ideology. Most business owners have little time to participate in the realm of state policy, and this is where NYSBC can help. In the few short years since we formed, we have promoted and supported state policies that enhance your triple bottom line of economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social progress.

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