Empire Clean Cities

The Empire Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information
Newyork park city
55 Water St, 6th Fl
New York, NY 10041

Christina Ficicchia

Christina Ficicchia is currently the Executive Director at Empire Clean Cities, acting as the Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator for the region. As the executive director, she provides support and management related to the operations of the non-profit organization, develops strategies and programs that fulfill its mission, seeks out increased membership enrollment and funding and promotes the acceptance of alternative fuel fleet vehicles and acts as the US Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator in the New York City and Lower Hudson Valley region. She also collaborates with State, County and Federal regulatory agencies, interest groups, media, consultants and other Clean Cities Coalitions to develop policies, coordinate work, and exchange information. She represents the Coalition in public and private forums and manages various projects that increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road and that increase alternative fuel use to facilitate petroleum reduction. Ficicchia coordinates various local events related to promoting alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles and develops and implements policies and long-range organizational goals.

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Joy Gardner

Joy Gardner is Empire Clean Cities' (ECC) Program and Communications Manager and the Clean Cities Co-coordinator for New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley region. She coordinates ECC's portfolio of programs, manages the diverse stakeholder base, and oversees the coalition's outreach and education efforts. Gardner holds a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management from the New School for Public Engagement and has over 10 years’ experience working for a variety of social impact campaigns. She is excited to collaborate with ECC's partners, stakeholders and local communities to lower carbon emissions and work towards an environmentally sustainable future.

15 years

General Stats

  • Designated: April 22, 2003
  • Population: 10,031,133
  • Area: 761 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island; Counties: Putnam, Rockland, Westchester

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

Gas pump
  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 5
  • Natural Gas: 19
  • Ethanol (E85): 9
  • Electric: 1178
  • Propane: 0

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2016 DOE-Verified Metrics

Learn about just some of the projects from Empire Clean Cities. Visit the Empire Clean Cities website for more projects and information.

Projects and Case Studies
Nyc san 2 Natural Gas Street Sweepers Improve Air Quality in New York
Ny dept sanitation 1 thumb New York City Cleans up With Alternative Fuel Vehicles