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GreenNY Council

Statutory Language

Executive Order 22
Leading by Example: Directing State Agencies to Adopt a Sustainability and Decarbonization Program

On September 20, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a nation-leading Executive Order to accelerate efforts to make State operations more sustainable. Through the Executive Order, the GreenNY Council will ensure that State agencies follow best practices in green purchasing and in their operations by issuing new green purchasing specifications and operational directives. The Order will be administered by the GreenNY Council, a multi-agency working group co-chaired by the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Division of the Budget, the Office of General Services, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the New York Power Authority.


Executive Order 22


Public Information

The GreenNY Council is co-chaired by the Commissioner of OGS, the Commissioner of DEC, the Director of DOB, the President of NYSERDA, and the President of NYPA, or their designees. The day-to-day work of the Council shall be performed by executive and program staff of these leadership agencies and authorities, in consultation with any other agency or authority staff that participate in Council work.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-474-3899
Website: ogs.ny.gov/greenny


GreenNY Council Bylaws

Purpose of the Council

Governor Kathy Hochul signed the nation-leading Executive Order 22 to accelerate efforts to make State operations more sustainable. The Order formally established the GreenNY Council to carry out the Order's goals and directives. The Council, during the month of September in the year following the issuance of this Order, and each year thereafter, shall submit a progress report to the Governor, which shall compile the information submitted by Affected Entities pursuant to this Order and report on progress made on the implementation of this Order. Such progress reports shall be published on a website established by the Council. A few of the many directives and goals in the Order are to: create green purchasing specifications; write templates and guidance for Affected Entities to use on waste reduction, the electric vehicle fleet transition, and reducing embodied carbon in buildings; and establishing pathways to cut greenhouse gas emissions of Affected Entities.

GreenNY Progress reports:

Council Membership

The Council shall be comprised of the Director of the Division of the Budget (“DOB”); the Commissioner of the Office of General Services; the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”); the Commissioner of the Department of Health; the Commissioner of Economic Development; the Commissioner of Transportation; the Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; the President of the Environmental Facilities Corporation; the President of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”); the President of the New York Power Authority (“NYPA”); the President of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York; and the Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

No members are eligible for payment. There have not been and are not anticipated to be any operating costs for the council members.

Council Chairs

Co-Chair Commissioner Jeanette M. Moy, Office of General Services
Co-Chair Commissioner Basil Seggos, Department of Environmental Conservation
Co-Chair President & CEO Doreen M. Harris, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Co-Chair President & CEO Justin E. Driscoll, New York Power Authority
Co-Chair Director Blake G. Washington, Division of the Budget

Member (Ex Officio)Designee
County of Residence
County of Residence
Department of Environmental Conservation
Brendan Woodruff
Albany County
Pamela Hadad Hurst
Albany County
Department of Health
Jessica DiPrimaCarla Osborne
Rensselaer County
Department of Transportation
Carolyn Ryan
Dutchess County
Division of the Budget
Joseph Miner
Albany County
Samantha Quinn
Rensselaer County
President & CEO
Dormitory Authority
Eric McQuide
Albany County
President & CEO
Empire State Development
Rebecca Miller
Columbia County
Timothy Kirchgraber
Albany County
President & CEO
Environmental Facilities Corporation
Brian Hahn
Albany County
President & CEO
New York Power Authority
Kerry-Jane King
Westchester County
Eric Mazzone
Albany County
President & CEO
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Frank Ciampa
Schenectady County
Heather Saunders
Montgomery County
Office of General Services
Emily Rubenstein
Kings County
Mariane Jang
New York County

William Calabrese
Kings County
Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Matt Davidson
Columbia County
Ron Rausch
Greene County
Chair & CEO
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Eric Wilson
Kings County
William Keenan
Suffolk County

Council Meetings

Upcoming 2024 GreenNY Council Meeting dates

  • Q2- Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • Q3 - Wednesday, September 25, 2024
  • Q4 - Wednesday, December 11, 2024


Past Meetings

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