Protesters Call for Greener Infrastructure at NYC Public Schools

BARUCH COLLEGE–Local lawmakers, parents, students, union officials and environmental and education advocates assembled at New York City Hall to protest for greener infrastructure in New York City’s public schools last week.

The protesters called for Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to deliver on his campaign pledge to retrofit aging school infrastructure and fund the Carbon Free and Healthy Schools initiative in the city’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget.

The current infrastructure in New York City’s public schools, particularly in low-income neighborhoods, is a pressing concern to many New Yorkers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.