Archive | January, 2014

New York Politicians- Are You Taking the Green Advantage?

13 Jan

Surprisingly (or not) very few New York politicians have energy, sustainability, or the environment at the center of their campaign platforms.  For representatives seeking to gain millennial votes, taking a stand for sustainable development seems like a gimme.  

And yet, commitments are paltry and policy initiatives are few and far between.  

This month I’m going to contact each representative in NY and those seeking to unseat incumbents and get them to state their positions on the following topics and explain what each topic means in their own words:

sustainable economic development

wind, solar, and geothermal energy production & distribution

building envelope efficiency

waste management

high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking)

climate change

agriculture subsidies

The U.S. Farm Bill

Any additional topics?  Shoot them to me and I’ll add them to the list.