Healthy Environment, Strong Communities, Accountable Government

Long Island Energy and Environment Roundtable

Local, Statewide and National Environmental Organizations Working Cooperatively on Energy Issues that are Vital to Long Island.

The Neighborhood Network has organized the Energy and Environment Roundtable, a coalition of the 10 most credible environmental groups working on energy issues on Long Island. This alliance was formed in order to create a forum for local and statewide environmental organizations to more effectively work with decision-makers in advancing a unified agenda on energy policy issues. The Roundtable is a unique approach to cooperation among environmental groups on Long Island, modeled on business associations. It gives a unified structure to environmental concerns around energy production and use on Long Island, elevating their significance in the eyes of elected officials.

Long Island Energy & Environment Roundtable
Participating Organizations

Citizens Campaign for the Environment
citizenscampaign.org

Friends of the Bay
friendsofthebay.org

Group for the East End
groupfortheeastend.org

Healthy Planet
healthy-planet.org

The Neighborhood Network
neighborhood-network.org

NY League of Conservation Voters
nylcv.org

NYPIRG
www.nypirg.org

Renewable Energy Long Island
renewableenergylongisland.org

Sierra Club, LI Chapter
newyork.sierraclub.org/longisland

Sustainable Long Island
sustainableli.org

Special thanks to the Rauch Foundation for helping to convene the Roundtable, and for fostering collaborative efforts among not-for-profit organizations on Long Island.

Beginning in January of 2007, the Roundtable has held monthly meetings, where elected officials and other important decision-makers address environmental issues directly to the whole group.

Guest Speakers at Roundtable Meetings 2007

January
Dan Zaweski, LIPA Vice President of Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation.

February
Assemblyman Marc Alessi

March
Congressman Steve Israel

March
Kevin Law, Chairman of LIPA

May
Michael White, Executive Director of the Long Island Regional Planning Board

August
Senator Carl Marcelino
Assemblyman Robert Sweeney

 

After fact-finding meetings with various public officials, extensive independent research and debate, the L. I. Energy & Environment Roundtable has adopted a unified and comprehensive Agenda of Priorities for 2007 (click to download a pdf of this document), which includes Policy Goals; Recommendations to LIPA; and local, state, and federal Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives.

 

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Advocates for Long Island's Environment