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City, Stony Brook University announce major renovations for Governors Island as part of green initiative

The Center for Climate Solutions Initiative will be focused on researching and developing innovative climate solutions.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2023, 5:22 PM

Updated 449 days ago

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Mayor Eric Adams and Stony Brook University have announced that Governors Island will be going greener – becoming the epicenter in New York to fight the climate crisis.
Officials released photos for the vision for the New York Climate Exchange, including a renovated Yankee pier leading up to a renovated public plaza.
The Center for Climate Solutions Initiative will be focused on researching and developing innovative climate solutions. This will not only be for New York City, but as a ​global initiative.
The $700 million, 400,000 square-foot campus will host 600 post-secondary students, 4,500 K-12 students, 6,000 workforce trainees and, with the incubator program on site, will support 30 businesses a year.
The mayor says this is a giant leap toward a cleaner and greener future. Along with groundbreaking research, the mayor says this green plan will create 7,000 permanent jobs and have a $1 billion economic impact on the city.


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