Sustainable Development talk

Christine Clari will address UN Commmittee on Sustainable Development


Make text smaller Make text larger





On Thursday, May 30, at 2 p.m., 26th Legislative District State Assembly candidate Christine Clarke will address the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY at the event entitled "Community and Local Leadership Take on the SDGs and Climate Action" at the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission Auditorium, 221 East 52nd St. in NYC.

Clarke will present the importance of advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by running for public office, in part because candidacy as activism provides a platform by which environmentalists can inform voters, impact legislators and advance smart public policies focused on sustainability and achieving development goals.

"We are in this together," said Clarke, "and we need a fair and just transition to clean energy urgently to protect our communities and natural resources. As good stewards of our environment for our children and future generations, it's upon us to make sure we elect people who will represent not only constituents but our collective legacy."

Clarke is an Honorary Adviser to the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, associated with the United Nations. She is a Climate Reality Leader and a steering committee member of the Jersey Renews coalition, the NJ People's Climate Movement and the NJ March for Science. She is the Chair of the Jefferson Township Democratic Committee, former Environmental Director of Action Together New Jersey and was an early organizer with NJ 11th For Change.

Clarke's platform focuses on multiple SDGs but particularly Goal 7: "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all." Noting tens of thousands of union jobs ahead for New Jersey in energy efficiency and renewable energy work, Clarke sees the booming renewable energy industry as a vehicle to build revenue for the state, add new jobs and supply chain work, improve workers' lives and livelihoods, protect public health from pollution, cut energy bills and reduce the harmful emissions contributing to climate change.

The event on May 30 is free to attend.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Excessive Heat Warning
An "Excessive Heat Warning" will remain in effect until 10 p.m. today. The National Weather Service advises that heat values (real feel) will remain up to 105 or 110,...
Read more »
Image

Radon detection kits available
The Byram Township Health Department announced this week that it will participate in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Radon Program. Radon is a...
Read more »
Image

Public comment period on bond ordinance has been extended
By Mandy Coriston
The Town Council met Tuesday evening, July 16 for its regular session, which included the second reading and public hearing on a bond ordinance that would...

Read more »
Image

US Rep and US Special Envoy address anti-Semitism
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, and members of Jewish community groups...
Read more »

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Local News
Sussex County Electronic Waste Schedule
  • Jul 19, 2019
Local News
Beating the heat
  • Jul 19, 2019
Local News
Stanhope Fun Day
  • Jul 18, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ