Westchester County experienced substantial devastation as a result of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. NYLCV is working with local elected officials on creating sustainable and resilient communities to protect the unique history, natural resources and beauty of the region.
Climate change is not only transforming our world, it’s transforming Westchester. Recent severe storms destroyed our infrastructure, damaged our neighborhoods, and changed our landscape. We must become more resilient to the next storm, but we must also work to mitigate the long-term effects of a changing climate by promoting renewable energy, building efficiency, sustainable transportation, and better solid waste management.
Westchester boasts vibrant natural resources from the Hudson River to the Long Island Sound. Yet our natural assets are being threatened by development, pollution, and underfunding. We must safeguard and restore them for the next generation.
Finally, we must make sure that we take steps to protect public health. Every Westchester resident deserves access to clean air, well-maintained parks for recreation, fresh food from local farms, and protection from toxic chemicals.