We are facing environmental catastrophe. We need to take bold while creating better infrastructure for all.
February 27, 2020
Make It Easy for All
To reduce air pollution from cars, we need to make alternative transportation convenient and affordable. I’ve helped secure funding for crosswalks and bike racks for the city of Hudson. I’ve also improved public transportation and organized a complete streets training.
Support Parks and Parkland
Greenspace plays an important role in providing a healthy environment. It also serves as a place for people to recharge and get inspired about the beauty and importance of nature. I’ve supported increasing funding for parkland, for the fair use of parks, and advocated for using the DRI grant to improve our public spaces.
We need government to step up and do more, including a Green Amendment. I’ve called for increasing EPA Funding, while also demanding the EPA do a better job enforcing existing laws. I supported the NYS Plastic Bag Ban and organized a tote bag giveaway to make the transition easier for residents. I also secured a grant for technical assistance for the city of Hudson.
Prior to becoming an elected official, I worked on several national environmental campaigns with the Fund for Public Interest Research. I also worked locally to conserve land and increase access to parks at the Columbia Land Conservancy.
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