See the latest edition of Going Green on NY1 and how you can share the love for protecting New York.
As 2011 begins, there's a lot of conservation work to be done in New York and around the world. But there's still a lot of conservation success from last year that's worth celebrating. New York State Director Bill Ulfelder talked to NY1 to reflect on the best green moments of 2010.
Around New York
- Protected 89,000 acres of working forest in the Adirondacks.
- Permanent protection granted to the last undeveloped Finger Lakes, Hemlock and Canadice.
- In August, the New York senate approved a moratorium on drilling in the Marcellus Shale.
Around the World
- Costa Rica became the first country in the world to have a complete, permanently financed protected area system, thanks to Forever Costa Rica.
- The Conservancy teamed up with China's Ministry of Environmental Protection to create an expansive conservation blueprint.
Help Guarantee Success in 2011
- Get educated about conservation issues. Visit nature.org/newyork regularly to find out what we're working on in key conservation priority areas such as Forests, Marine and Coastal habitats, Freshwater, Invasive species and climate change.
- Encourage your legislature to support environmental programs and funding for conservation by writing letters and by always making sure to vote. Voting helps ensure that your voice is heard and that our planet continues to be protected.
- Calculate your Carbon Footprint and learn what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment.