Carbon Neutral Business April 1, 2020

Etsy joins NYC Mayor’s Carbon Neutral Challenge

Photo: NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Excerpt below from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

The Carbon Challenge is a voluntary leadership initiative and public-private partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and leaders in the private, institutional, and non-profit sectors who have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 30% or more over ten years. The Mayor’s Office provides support, resources, and recognition as participants pursue different energy efficiency improvements, efficient on-site generation, and sustainability initiatives.

Over 100 participants have taken the NYC Carbon Challenge pledge, including the City’s largest universities, hospitals, commercial owners and tenants, residential property management firms, hotels, and retail organizations.21 participants have already met the 30 percent goal, and 19 universities, hospitals, and commercial offices have expanded their commitment to a 50 percent or greater reduction by 2025. Others have made even greater commitments: in 2019, We Work was the first Carbon Challenge participant to commit to a full 100% reduction in emissions.

Altogether, participants have cut their annual emissions by 580,000 metric tons of carbon and are collectively saving almost $190 million annually in lower energy costs. By the end of the program, current participants are projected to reduce citywide emissions by nearly 1,500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent– the equivalent of taking more than 300,000 cars off the roads – and result in an estimated $700 million in energy cost savings.

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Althea Erickson

Althea Erickson