From February - April 2021, the NYC Environmental Justice Advisory Board, in partnership with the City, held a community engagement process to hear from New Yorkers on environmental justice issues that impact their lives.
The engagement efforts prioritized low-income communities and communities of color that bore the brunt of environmental degradation, the climate crisis, and America's fossil fuel economy. The findings from this engagement serve as the foundation for the City's Environmental Justice for All scope, report, and plan to effectively address issues and concerns that New Yorkers are facing.
We received over 1,000 responses to our survey and had over 300 participants in our Virtual Town Hall. We learned about New Yorkers' top environmental justice and climate concerns in each borough and in neighborhoods defined as environmental justice areas in the NYC Environmental Justice Areas Map.
Download the full analysis of the first public comment period.
Respondents' Top environmental justice concerns in New York City