Elizabeth Crowley has been a leader in environmental advocacy since her election to the City Council in 2008.
As a member of the Environmental Protection committee, Crowley sponsored or co-sponsored numerous pieces of legislation aimed at protecting the environment. She has had a significant impact on green housing. These included Intro. 250, which eliminated permit and filing fees for green building projects undertaken on one to four family homes, thereby incentivizing homeowners to install solar panels and green infrastructure in their homes. She also sponsored Intro. 1025, requiring landlords to test apartment air quality before offering a lease for signature.
If her next term, Crowley will make transportation and housing infrastructure top priorities. She aims to reactivate a commuter line and make strides towards tackling the homelessness crisis with green architecture.