Preserving Our Environment

As Mayor, many told me that Newark’s budgetary constraints were reason to put environmental issues on the backburner. But I knew that our environment couldn’t wait, and that there was economic potential waiting to be unlocked in a 21st century green economy.

I quickly worked to implement sustainability programs that created green jobs, slowed the growth of our carbon footprint, and saved millions of dollars by driving down energy costs.

In 2008, I created Newark’s first Office of Sustainability and organized a “Green Future Summit” that brought additional structure to our efforts. In 2013, we released Newark’s first ever Sustainability Action Plan, which provides a comprehensive roadmap for making Newark a greener, healthier and more vibrant city.

More importantly, these programs have delivered concrete results that will continue to benefit Newarkers long after I leave office. We:

As your Senator, I will work tirelessly to ensure that the United States is a world leader in the green economy, that we address global warming before it is too late, and that we protect against threats to environmental health and our most cherished environmental assets here in New Jersey.  My priorities will include:

A healthy environment is in everyone’s interest; Democrats, Republicans, and Independents all breathe the same air. As Mayor I brought people together – from business, government and the community – to address local and regional environmental concerns, and will carry the same approach with me to Washington to tackle our federal challenges. 

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