As a City Council Member for over 11 years, Lander has proven his dedication to protecting the environment. Along with leading the fight to ban single-use plastic bags, he was the sponsor of an important Single-Use Paper Bag Fee. Lander was also the first city council member to advocate for Local Law 97, a law to retrofit large buildings to decrease carbon emissions. Along with helping to overhaul NYC’s Waste Management System, he fought for added bike lanes throughout the city. Furthermore, he has advocated for congestion pricing to help decrease harmful emissions. If elected, Lander will divest pension funds from dirty fossil fuels and incentivize improved environmental resiliency and development to combat climate change.