Sustainability is an issue of racial and economic justice in our city.
In 2013, the city of St. Louis, produced a comprehensive Sustainability Plan. The next mayor must measure how well the city is doing at meeting these goals and realign government accordingly. I will make sure that the city makes progress towards achieving the goal to reach 100% clean energy in the form of wind, solar, and energy efficiency measures by 2035.
Since American cities began industrializing, those with Black and brown skin and those with lesser financial means have been burdened with communities that lack clean air, access to clean water, and other necessities of a healthy life.
As mayor, I will…
As mayor, I will also make sure that our urban landscaping is doing all that it can to be a positive effect on the environment. Trees and urban foliage are important to clean air, natural cooling, and comes with the added benefit of being beautiful! Unfortunately, gentrification frequently follows neighborhoods with more trees and foliage.
You should not be priced out of your home simply because your neighborhood becomes more healthy.
To ensure this, I will…