Our Environment


As a lifelong environmentalist and native North Carolinian, I strongly believe that North Carolina's natural resources belong to all of us. We need conservation and protections to safeguard our common environmental heritage.  When I am elected, I will use my office to promote clean air and water policies as well as ensure that North Carolina's natural beauty is protected for generations to come. 

I promise to:

  • Hold polluters accountable when they threaten our air, water, and land.

  • Support renewable energy such as wind, solar and wave technologies to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and grow the green energy economy of our state.

  • Champion the State's proposal to raise recycling rates from the current dismal 36% rate to a much more ambitious 75% goal.

  • Push for a reduction in the use of plastic bags and other plastic items that can be replaced with 100% reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable materials.

As the next legislator from the 11th District, I want to see a North Carolina that is cleaner, healthier and less dependent on fossil fuels.