As a NYC based 501(c)3 nonprofit, Verdansa has made great strides since 2006 by creating and passing new legislation which garnered local, national and international recognition for our efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the 5 boroughs. We are committed to improving air quality throughout NYC through education and ease in reporting idling offenders.
"Idling in the United States uses more than 6 billion gallons of fuel at a cost of more than $20 billion each year."
Argonne National Laboratory
"In 2012, the NYPD listed 400+ homicides and NYC Department of Health listed 3,000+ deaths from Air Pollution."
"Idling cars and trucks each year produce 130,000 tons of carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. To offset this pollution, we'd need to plant an area the size of Manhattan with trees every single year."
Environmental Defense Fund
"New York City has over 1 million asthmatics struggling to breathe."
American Lung Association
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