New York has pledged to reach net-zero emissions by the year 2050. It’s an ambitious goal that will require a total transformation of the state’s economy, which is why environmental activists like Eddie Bautista are calling on the state to drastically boost its investment on green infrastructure and green jobs. Bautista, executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, joined Errol to talk about the push for lowering emissions as the climate emergency grows. They also got into some trash talk, and he explained how some corporations are taking part in what’s known as greenwashing. And he shared some of his experiences as a longtime community organizer who has made it his life mission to fight on behalf of low-income and minority communities that have suffered the brunt of climate change.
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