Environment & Sustainability
environment and sustainability
My experience of driving an Oregon-made solar vehicle across the country, gave me a first-hand experience of what technology and bright young minds can do to protect and sustain this planet.
The world is rapidly changing. Human activity is causing unprecedented disruption to the planet ecosystems.
I have volunteered with local sustainability and environmental initiatives. I have worked on power generation and water desalination projects. Each and every experience taught me the importance of working toward saving our environment and building a better future not just for ourselves, but for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come.
We can do better as a County government and as individuals.
My stance on climate change
Climate change due to human activity is real and is happening. We're already living, breathing, and experiencing its impact. It is not an opinion nor a belief; it is a fact that is based on data.
We need to shift the conversation so the public—regardless of their political or ideological affiliations—acknowledges climate change. It's an important truth that is critical to the survival of the planet and its current and future inhabitants.
I will work with the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at OSU to understand the impact of climate change on Oregon, the nation, and the world. I will work with experts and nonprofits to understand the health impacts of climate change and help our institutions, communities, and the public be resilient.
I would encourage the planning and assessment of possible changes to floodplains and risks of forest fires.
I would support funding programs that help our population become more resilient and prepared for emergencies.
I welcome more ideas and discussions on saving our environment. It’s on all of us to work together to protect this planet.
Three things you can do to stop climate change: https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/3-things-you-can-do-to-help-avoid-climate-disaster-20181019