(New City, NY) – Clarkstown Councilwoman Shirley Lasker continues promoting environmental awareness by urging participation in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21st. The event which is being held in New York City will demonstrate that there is a unified effort for climate action.
As of now, hundreds of Rocklanders have signed up to attend the march, and Town Councilwoman Shirley Lasker will be amongst those attending. “This Sunday I will be participating with thousands of people to send a message to our local, national, and world leaders that we must face head on the enormous challenge of climate change before it is too late,” said Councilwoman Lasker. “I and many others are fighting for the future of our grandchildren. In Clarkstown, we have done our part to be green and we will be working on a climate action plan and have developed plans on ways to mitigate and prepare for future storms. However, without leaders in Washington working in a bipartisan manner and a global movement, progress cannot be made.”
“The Town of Clarkstown continues leading municipalities throughout the County and State in fostering environmental awareness,” said Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack. “The Town has been an exemplary model of a government embracing environmental stewardship as a core element of its operation.”
Since 2000, the Town has undertaken various environmental initiatives, such as purchasing environmentally sound products and vehicles, partnering with a number of environmental organizations and entering into agreements to reduce carbon emissions. The 2009 Comprehensive Plan includes a number of goals and objectives which work toward the preservation of the Town’s natural environment. The Plan calls for increased protection and acquisition of open space lands, as well additional protection for ridgelines and stream corridors. In addition, the Plan calls for the promotion of environmentally sound building design and an improved and expanded bicycle and pedestrian transportation network. Work is also underway to complete a two megawatt solar field developed on a portion of the Town’s capped landfill.
On Sunday September 21st, crowds are expected to start assembling on Central Park West as far up as 86th Street starting at 9:00am. Organizers say that there are two buses leaving from Rockland County’s Lot J located at the Palisades Center Mall near Home Depot. For additional information about the event and about transportation please visit http://atlantic2sierraclub.org