New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled-down on his administration’s pledge to comply with the Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’ this week; vowing to cut the Big Apple’s “red meat” purchases by 50% in all city-owned facilities.
“New York City is strengthening its climate leadership by acknowledging the importance of slashing consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions associated with factory farmed meat. Eliminating processed meat and cutting red meat purchases will pay dividends for the health of future generations and the planet,” said Friends of the Earth program manager Chloe Waterman.
“We applaud Mayor de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and all of the advocates who made today’s announcement possible. We hope other cities will soon follow suit,” she added.
De Blasio’s commitment comes just days after he promised to ban “classic” steel and glass skyscraper construction throughout New York City.
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DE BLASIO’S NYC: Mayor Says City to ‘Ban Classic' Glass and Steel Skyscrapers to Comply with ‘New Deal’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled-down on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ ‘Green New Deal’ over the weekend; vowing to “ban classic glass and steel skyscrapers” to reduce the Big Apple’s carbon footprint.
“We are making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City,” said de Blasio. “It’s three very basic ideas. One, the biggest source of emissions in New York City is buildings.”
De Blasio says New York is banning "classic" skyscrapers: "We're going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers, which are incredibly inefficient. If someone wants to build one of those things, they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient." pic.twitter.com/aEHNSOxXuk
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) April 22, 2019
“We are going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers which are incredibly inefficient,” he continued. “If someone wants to build one of those things they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient, but we’re not going to allow what we’ve seen in the past.”
GREEN NEW MEAL: De Blasio to Introduce ‘Meatless Mondays’ in Schools to Save the ‘Future of Our Planet’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced “meatless Mondays” this week as part of his administration’s push to cut-back on “greenhouse gasses” and protect “the future of our planet.”
“We’re doing Meatless Mondays citywide for the future of our planet AND our @NYCSchools students!” posted the progressive leader on social media.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 11, 2019
De Blasio’s decision comes as the city inches towards financial bankruptcy for the first time in 40 years, with experts warning the nation’s largest metropolis against rising costs and a mass exodus of wealthy residents.