Ben Furnas ’06 Appointed to Top NYC Environmental Position

By: Natalie Monticello,  The Cornell Daily Sun
Tue, 05/11/2021

Ben Furnas, alumni of Cornell University '06, who was an Economics/Government major, was appointed director of the New York Mayor's Office of Climate and Sustainability. This office works on reducing New York City's negative impact on climate change, the use of fossil fuels, and furthering environmental justice.

"While Furnas has lived in some of the country’s largest cities, he said he partially attributes his interest in sustainability and his environmental values to his upbringing in Ithaca, and his undergraduate government and economic professors."

Read the full article in The Cornell Daily Sun.

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