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Mayor Bill de Blasio approved an ambitious $14 billion Green New Deal on Monday, April 22, to combat climate change. The plan will cut purchases of red meat by 50 percent in its city-controlled facilities such as hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities. The new commitment builds off of Meatless Mondays that was adopted by all NYC schools in 2017.
“It is a difficult plan. It is a necessary plan.... Estimates that tell us that we have only 12 years to get it right. Let’s be clear, we have until 2030 to change things fundamentally, or our lives won’t be the same,” de Blasio said in an Earth Day event yesterday.
By 2030, New York City's Green New Deal will reduce greenhouse emissions by 30 percent while also creating new jobs. Additionally, all buildings of 25,000 square feet or more, of which there are 50,000 citywide, will be required to make efficiency upgrades that lower their energy usage and emissions or they will face steep penalties.
As part of a revolutionary New Green Deal signed into law by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday, sweeping changes with how the city will consume meat are kicking in, with the intent of improving the weather and “course-correcting” the climate.
The law phases out the amount of meat served within city-controlled agencies such as hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities. In the coming years, the mayor plans to reduce the purchase of beef by 50 percent and completely remove processed meat from menus served at such facilities.
“You’re not going to find climate deniers in New York City because we suffered through (Hurricane) Sandy. We also believe the estimates that tell us that we have only 12 years to get it right. Let’s be clear, we have until 2030 to change things fundamentally, or our lives won’t be the same,” de Blasio said in an Earth Day event yesterday celebrating the new legislation for the city.