Environment

Our Natural, Green and Open Spaces

  • Served as Board Liaison to the Environmental Advisory Board.

  • Served as Board Liaison to the Community Action Climate Task Force

  • Advocated the adoption of native species plantings in new developments. Approved by the Board of Aldermen.

  • Initiated and co-authored the inclusion of two sections of language for the Community Climate Action Plan recommendations - Ecosystem: Tree Preservation, Conservation and Protection and Food Choice Measures.

  • Advocated the establishment of a Carrboro Stormwater Authority, hiring a Stormwater Director and creating a Stormwater Advisory Commission. All of these initiatives are being implemented. 

  • Co-designed the Greenways Summit for community input on the mission and work of a greenway commission.

  • Established the Greenways Commission to advise the Board of Aldermen on greenway master planning, design and implementation.

  • Worked with Town of Carrboro staff and the Friends of Bolin Creek on the McDougle Middle School Rain Garden and Catchment demonstration project.

  • Speaker and participant at the “Can We Heal Our Local Waterways?”  Symposium, sponsored by Friends of Bolin Creek, the UNC Institute for the Environment, and Chapel Hill 2012.

  • Initiated the creation of the Board of Aldermen OWASA Sub-Committee, in response to to concerns for water quality, safety, protection conservation, and supply. 

  • A certified environmental educator, I advocate tight stormwater management regulations, expanded riparian buffers and creek restoration.

  • As an early advocate of solar power, I led a model-solar initiative for the use of solar lighting in the Town Commons. Through the work of the Board of Aldermen, solar panels were installed on the roofing of the Town Commons in 2012.

  • Worked with Solarize Carrboro on the development and expansion of a community solar program providing discounts for residents installing solar paneling.

  • Continue to push for a comprehensive Land Use planning to ensure balance in land use, development and preservation of natural open and green space.

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