Through the County’s Reclaim Our Water Initiative, Bellone has spearheaded the cleanup and revitalization of Suffolk County’s natural waterways and drinking water while organizing a major overhaul of polluting municipal septic systems. At the same time, Executive Bellone has made sustainable development within the county a priority introducing greater north-south mass transit options, a new LIRR stop near the information hubs in Mt. Sinai and Stonybrook, and introducing plans for a mass transit easy-access convention center near McArthur Airport. Bellone was also a strong proponent of the 5 cent bag fee in Suffolk County. Moving forward, Executive Bellone will continue to fight for the environment of Suffolk County and will take charge in certifying Suffolk county as a Climate Smart Community.