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Environment

In 2021, the City announced its plan to reduce City-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. If elected, it will be my goal to expand on this plan and work to make Raleigh carbon neutral by 2050! The offsetting of the carbon emissions that fuel climate change are essential to reversing the harm done to our environment.

My Plan to Protect the Environment

Expand dense, affordable, walkable neighborhoods along transit corridors while improving public transit (BRTs, light rails, etc.)

  • With less of a need to drive cars, we can promote the use of alternative modes of transportation that reduce emissions from cars.

  • What Raleigh Can Do?

  • Incentivize green building developments

  • Promote Landscape Restoration Projects (e.g, Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Interpretive Preserve in Michigan).

  • Work with developers to incorporate more rooftop gardens throughout the City.

  • Expand our Recycling Program and Improve the Education of Recycling

  • Improve our Stormwater Infrastructure

  • Implement the “Plan to Reduce Traffic”

  • This plan will work in tandem with the environment plan, promoting the expansion of multimodal transportation - resulting in a decrease in emissions.

  • The average GoRaleigh bus contains approximately 26 seats. If more individuals choose to ride the bus that means these 26 seats would be filled therefore removing 26 individual vehicles on the road. This not only decreases carbon emissions but also reduces congestion on the roads.

What Can You Do?

  • Engage in bag recycling

  • Dispose of household oil properly

  • Shop Local, Shop Reused

  • Organize community gardens

  • And more!

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