New York State has wonderful beaches, rivers, forests and mountains. It is our duty to ensure that we leave the natural beauty of our state better off then when we inherited it. New York has led the way in environmental reforms from when at the turn of the last century the State Government created the Adirondack and Catskill State Parks that preserved the forests, streams, rivers, and reservoirs that to this day enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
In the 21st Century it is our duty to establish policies that will work to reduce carbon emissions and fight global warming and protect the natural beauty of our state for generations to come. To ensure that we can do that we must:
1. Invest State dollars to build wind and solar farms and retro fit all state owned buildings with solar panels and rainwater harvesting equipment and begin the process of eliminating fossil fuel emissions in our lifetime.
2. Harness the power of the Atlantic Ocean and our rivers to create more hydroelectric energy.
3. Rehabilitate our wetlands and marshes to help mitigate the damage of sea level rise.
4. Make sure there is a permanent ban on Hydro-Fracking in New York State.
5. Invest in New York City's water tunnels, aqueducts, and reservoirs to ensure that New York City has safe drinking water.
6. Invest in our parks and community gardens in New York City so every resident has access to green space and to mitigate flooding and runoff.