Take Action

 

Clean Water is Good for Business

Add your voice to a multi-state campaign to protect the water supplying half of New Yorkers.  Healthy ecosystems and a robust economy depend on plentiful, clean water.  There simply is no substitute.  Take action now!

 

Join the Movement

NYSBC represents thousands of businesses across New York State
as an alliance of businesses and business organizations advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy.   Learn how to get involved.

Through our collective wisdom and unified voice, we will continue to shift markets, laws, and regulations to support responsible business leaders like you.  Join the movement.

NYSBC News

 

WIN — Child Safe Products Act signed into law!  

WIN: Governor Cuomo Signs Child Safe Products Act Into Law

Albany, NY — February 7, 2020: Governor Cuomo signed the Child Safe Products Act (S.501-B Kaminsky / A. 6296-A Englebright) into law.  The move marks the fulfillment of a decade-long campaign by a broad, diverse coalition of environmental health advocates, health-impacted groups, sustainable businesses, environmental justice leaders, health care providers, child care providers, parent groups and […]

Urgent Action Needed on NY’s Child Safe Products Act

The Child Safe Products Act (CSPA) is sitting on Governor Cuomo’s desk and we need your help to get it signed into law. The Governor has between now and February 7th to decide whether to sign or veto this bill, which has been a decade in the making. This monumental bill, which passed the NYS Senate […]

It is time to strengthen our NYS Fracking Ban

5 years ago today, Governor Cuomo announced a statewide fracking ban citing significant public health risks, yet we’ve continued to accept and improperly dispose of toxic fracking waste from other states. Not healthy. We’ve also expanded our gas infrastructure and missed critical opportunities to accelerate renewables in NYS. In 2020, we can… Close the "fracking […]

Making the Business Case for Health Reform

An evening with Wendell Potter Monday, November 25, 2019 6:30–8pm Good Work Greenhouse 65 St. James St, Kingston Out of control health care costs are hurting our business community. Companies large and small can no longer afford the annual double-digit cost increases. Each year, our businesses and our employees pay more for less care. The […]

WIN: NYS Legislature Passes Most Ambitious Climate Legislation in US

The NYS legislature has passed the most ambitious climate legislation in the US including such goals as carbon-free electricity by 2040 and a net-zero carbon economy by 2050. To meet the goals of this bill, New Yorkers will need to step up in renewable and efficiency projects. We cannot let our state fall short of […]

WIN: With Bipartisan Support, Senate Passes Uniform Treatment of Waste Bill

Great news for all New Yorkers! The fracking waste loophole is finally beginning to close. The "Uniform Treatment of Waste" bill just passed the NYS Senate (with bipartisan support) for the first time since its introduction back in 2011! NYSBC has been supporting this for years. https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s3392 If it passes the Assembly and is signed […]

Energy Democracy Advocacy Day

On Wednesday, May 29th, NYSBC and other members of the Energy Democracy Alliance (EDA) will be hosting a gathering in Albany, NY to advocate for a resilient, localized, and democratically controlled clean energy economy in New York State—the unifying purpose of the 25 member organizations of the EDA. We see tremendous potential this year, so […]

3 Days Of Advocacy

If you have joined NYSBC for our annual Sustainable Business Summit before, you will remember a full day of education and advocacy on a gambit of important subjects that impact your business, your community, and your environment.  We've learned that many of you wish to focus more deeply on one subject area.  To that end, we now […]

WIN: Child Safe Products Act Passes NYS Legislature

CONGRATS & THANKS to the many business leaders who have joined us over the years fighting for this bill that requires children’s product makers to disclose harmful chemicals and phase out the worst. A decade since its first introduction, the Child Safe Products Act passed yesterday 53-9 in the NYS Senate and 100-23 in the […]

Economic Analysis of CCPA Predicts Triple Bottom Line Wins

Yet another example where doing right by our people and our environment will strengthen our economy.  That’s how the triple bottom line works, folks! Summing up… A recent economic analysis predicts that the Climate & Community Protection Act (CCPA), which is again before the NYS legislature, “will support… an average of about 150,000 [jobs] in […]

WIN: Business Leaders Applaud Denial of Permit for Seneca Lake Gas Storage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2018  Contact: Bob Rossi, (607) 592-2222, bob@nyssbc.org Business Leaders Applaud Denial of Permit for Seneca Lake Gas Storage ALBANY, NY – In response to the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial of a draft permit for a proposed storage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the salt caverns along Seneca Lake, the […]

NYSBC Featured on Public News Service Radio Stations across NYS

Following on tremendous advocacy for community solar and related policy by NYSBC business leaders and ally organizations this past legislative session, NYSBC executive director Bob Rossi was interviewed by Andrea Sears of New York News Connection and the resulting article was featured this week as the top story on their homepage. Pasting the article below for your convenience […]