Sustainability

One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City (OneNYC)

OneNYC is a groundbreaking effort to address New York City’s long-term challenges: the forecast of 9 million residents by 2040, changing climate conditions, an evolving economy, and aging infrastructure.

Building on prior long-term sustainability plans for New York City, OneNYC charts a course for a sustainable and resilient city for all its residents, and addresses the profound social, economic, and environmental issues that we face. Through OneNYC, we pledge to keep the promise of opportunity that has made our city such a remarkable place for so many generations.

Food is integral to municipal infrastructure and intimately associated with public health, and economic and community development. OneNYC envisions a food system where more of our food comes from our region’s growers, producers, and manufacturers; and where our local food economy works for workers all along the supply chain. Initiatives and investments to strengthen our regional food system are aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food shipped from far away; making our food system more resilient to climate change and other potential disasters; reducing the amount of food we send to landfills; and creating good food jobs locally and across the region.

To learn more about the vision, visit OneNYC.

Learn more about some of the sustainable food system initiatives:

  • Hunts Point Food Distribution Center: In March 2015, Mayor de Blasio announced an investment of $150 million over 12 years to modernize the buildings and facilities, activate underutilized space, and provide space for dozens of small businesses to set up shop at the distribution center.
  • Zero Waste (Residential): New York City Will be contributing zero waste to landfills by 2030.
  • Zero Waste (Commercial): On July 2, 2015, Mayor de Blasio's administration announced a proposal to require large-scale commercial food establishments to separate organic waste.
  • Food Supply Resiliency: The City is pursuing a series of efforts to support the resiliency of New York City’s complex food supply chain.