NEW YORK — Kids can get their own reusable ice pack by selecting from a wide array of brands, a major step toward reducing carbon emissions in the world’s biggest economy.
The NEW YORK City Council unanimously approved the burberry fanny pack Tuesday, a move that will allow kids to choose a variety of brands from the fanny packs they already own and a variety that are less expensive.
“New Yorkers are increasingly using disposable disposable ice packs to save energy,” said Councilman David Greenfield, who sponsored the legislation.
This is a critical step toward making New York City a city that respects the planet and the environment, Greenfield said.
I think it is a great day for kids, and I hope they take this to heart,” he said.
The new legislation was introduced last year and is part of a series of initiatives that have been in place for decades.
New York City also is considering legislation to expand the number of ice-packs that are sold at public playgrounds, which is expected to be finalized this summer.
Councilman Joe Borelli said the city has been working for years to encourage parents to pick brands that offer energy-saving features, and he thinks the new legislation will be a great step in that direction.”
The kids will have the option of getting these brands that are cheaper than the ones that are more expensive, so they can save energy and get the most bang for their buck,” Borelli told reporters.
Borelli said he hopes the city can reach its goal of reducing carbon pollution by 20 percent by 2020.
At a time when other countries are struggling to meet climate targets, the Council of European Cities said Tuesday that the EU is committed to helping countries like New York to reduce their carbon footprints and combat climate change.
Citizens for a Green New York is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to push for the reopening of the fannies.
Our kids deserve to have choices and we need to make it easier for them to do that.”