Protecting the Air, Land, Water, and Health of All New Yorkers

Environmental Advocates NY is the leading New York non-profit fighting for a safe climate, clean water and healthier communities for all. We have devoted more than 50 years of service to the people of New York and have been on the frontlines of every major environmental victory the state has enjoyed in the past half century.

Fighting Climate Change

New York is already experiencing the severe impacts of rising global temperatures and an increased frequency of extreme weather events, including flooding, prolonged heat waves and extended periods of drought. With the federal government unraveling climate and public health initiatives at every turn, it is up to states like New York to lead by becoming a true climate champion. Learn more…

Clean Water

Water is our most precious resource. But today it is threatened by harmful contaminants and crumbling infrastructure. This is evident across the state. We must protect New York’s water supplies from source to tap and ensure every New Yorker has access to clean and abundant water for years to come. Learn more…

Promoting Healthy Communities

In order for our communities to thrive, they need to be free from dangerous pesticides, toxic chemicals, and the burden of ever-increasing amounts of solid waste. They also need to be empowered and have the tools to fight for clean air, water, and a healthy environment. Learn more…

Join Environmental Advocates NY to protect what you love. Sign up today and together we can make lasting changes for our environment, health, and communities. As we work to make New York a leader in addressing the most critical environmental challenges of our time, our success has always depended on support from advocates like you.

Tell Gov Hochul: I need to know if my water is safe

The State Legislature recently passed a bill establishing New York’s first list of emerging contaminants and giving DOH a deadline to jump-start this critical water testing. Now we need Governor Hochul to sign the bill!

Tell Gov. Hochul: Continue momentum on climate by signing the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure bill into law

In order to transition from fossil fueled vehicles to electric vehicles, we need the Governor to sign this EV infrastructure bill that would fix an electricity rate design issue that has been impeding the deployment of a fast-charging network. The way we commute and travel from place to place doesn’t have to drive climate change and negative health outcomes affecting our communities. More electric vehicle charging stations will be a necessity in improving the lives of New Yorkers now and into the future as we work to meet our climate goals.