Endorsed The Green New Deal Virginia
We have the opportunity to provide a model for how a community can move to a zero carbon footprint here in Fairfax County. Reducing dependence on fossil fuels, creating alternative energy sourcing, ensuring the highest standards for air and water quality, and managing our waste in an environmentally conscious way are all critical. This is why I was an early endorser of The Green New Deal Virginia. We must invest in renewable energy-based job training programs, incorporate an energy efficient smart-grid concept and encourage local agriculture and food sourcing.
Maintaining our green spaces is an essential element in keeping our air clean, ensuring the best quality of life for our citizens, and providing a habitat for wild life. Reston was designed with two open space golf courses as part of its design. I fully support and will actively work to ensure we always retain this integral open space in our community. In Vienna, I support ensuring renovations and construction incorporates green space in a way that ensures adequate water drainage as well as space for recreation.