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 over 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…

Help Get Rid of Plastic Bags in NY!

Enforcement of New York State’s ban on plastic bags began on October 19th. Plastic bags are toxic and wasteful items – each used on average for only 12 minutes – and getting rid of them once and for all will protect our health, our waterways, and will benefit our climate by cutting down on our reliance and use of dirty fossil fuels.  

If you see plastic bags being distributed, report them by clicking and filling out this form. Or by calling the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation at 518-402-8706. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL PHOTOS TO SUPPORT YOUR COMPLAINT TO [email protected]

Get the lead out of school drinking water!

Tell your legislators to help pass this bill which lowers the action level for lead in school drinking water from 15 ppb to 5 ppb—among the lowest and more health-protective in the country. It also increases the frequency of testing, so that you and your family are better informed about what’s in your school’s water.

Tell Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins & Speaker Heastie, we need their leadership to meet New York’s climate goals and protect public health

By this time next year, there could be several newly permitted fracked gas plants harming the health of our communities while further imperiling our climate. That’s why passing the Clean Futures Act this session is imperative.

Advocate for environmental justice before session is over!

There is a package of five bills that could benefit environmental justice communities if passed. Call and email your Assembly member asking that they support these bills.

NYS Needs the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA)!

The CCIA would raise $15 billion per year from corporate polluters to create good, green jobs, invest in frontline communities, and build a renewable economy. Please show your support today and contact your legislators.


Every New Yorker has the right to clean air and water, and
a healthful environment. Pledge your support!

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.