Holly Leicht Participates in New York League of Conservation Voters' 2013 Environmental Candidate School  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

More than 150 people, primarily candidates for Borough President and City Council, attended Saturday’s Environmental Candidate School, a training session for those seeking office, sponsored by the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV).

NY4P Executive Director Holly Leicht participated in the first panel of the day, "Healthy New Yorkers /Safe Neighborhoods,” which was aimed at educating the next generation of city leadership about sustainability and health, including the importance of parks. Other panelists included the Environmental Defense Fund, Transportation Alternatives, GrowNYC and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The event, held at NYU’s Kimmel Center, also featured panels on green buildings and energy initiatives, and environmental justice. The day ended with five current Council Members giving their potential future colleagues tips on to move the environmental agenda forward in city government.

NYLCV has joined the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems to host Candidate Schools since 2001, educating dozens of future Council Members on sustainability issues and laying the groundwork for a stronger relationship between the environmental community and city leaders.

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