Sustainable Land Use
Land use planning and zoning policies directly support community health, wellness and equitable development. With the completion of the new West Harlem Piers Park (a result of WE ACT and Community Board 9’s advocacy around the development of the waterfront), WE ACT is continuing to work on transitioning the former Marine Transfer Station (MTS) on 135th street into a green-use, public facility that will benefit that will benefit Northern Manhattan residents. Promoting land use planning and zoning policies that support community health, wellness and equitable development.
From Trash to Treasure Campaign
With construction of the new West Harlem Piers Park now completed (a result of WE ACT and Community Board 9’s advocacy around the development of the waterfront), WE ACT is working to ensure that the Northern Manhattan community is able to fully benefit from the space at the waterfront. Click here for more on the Trash to Treasure Campaign.
Mother Clara Hale Community Task-force
In September 2008, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, the Mother Clara Hale Community Task Force, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) joined together in a historic process in order to create a joint vision for the rebuilding of the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot. This groundbreaking collaboration promises to transform a former pollution source and burden of the quiet Central Harlem neighborhood into a shining example of green transit infrastructure. As part of this “makeover”, MTA pledged to install artwork that would honor the local community and African‐American contributions to New York’s transportation system.
Since 1988, WE ACT has conducted a grassroots campaign to improve transit, particularly bus service, operations. The campaign focuses on achieving cleaner fuels and fuel technologies; air pollution controls that would reduce pollution impact of vehicles and depot exhausts; safer, less toxic chemical alternatives for bus maintenance activities; and establishment of a transit‐specific worker training program on environmental and health impacts of depot operations, especially bus idling activities. Get involved with the Task Force today!
- Mother Clara Hale Task Force Advances a Vision for the New MTA Bus Depot
- WE ACT, Mother Clara Hale Task Force and MTA Celebrate Re-Opening of Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot
- Rebuilding the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot
- At The Bus Depot: Can Administrative Complaints Help Stalled Environmental Justice Plaintiffs? (Student Article By Jeremy Linden, NYU Environmental Law Journal – January 13, 2008)