FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2014
Supervisor Bosworth Speaks at Climate Change Forum
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North Hempstead, NY –In an effort to raise awareness about the important environmental issue of climate change, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth served as the introductory speaker at the January 9th Climate Change forum at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset.
Supervisor Bosworth, a long-time advocate for conserving and protecting the environment, particularly Long Island’s aquifers and drinking water, stressed the importance of environmental conservation. “This is a terrific example of the leadership the Town of North Hempstead takes in educating our residents about critical environmental issues,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “It is important that we understand and address the underlying reasons for climate change in order to protect our future generations.”
Supervisor Bosworth introduced both New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, who is recognized by the Environmental Advocates of New York as a leader on the environment, and North Hempstead Chief Sustainability Officer Frances Reid who oversees the implementation of the Town’s sustainability projects.
Assemblywoman Schimel presented attendees with society’s reaction toward the changes in the climate and what residents can do on a state level to help curtail it. “We must adopt clean energy policies. States are taking action. It begins at the state and local level,” remarked Assemblywoman Schimel.
Reid explained the science behind climate change using a presentation and training she had received from former Vice President Al Gore. Gore is the chairman of the Climate Reality Project, a program that was founded to explain the science behind the earth’s changing climate and what can be done to help solve this prevalent problem.
Reid said, “The Climate Reality Project strives to educate the public on the ongoing climate crisis and encourage urgent action to be taken. I am proud that we are taking a step forward in that initiative tonight.”
Supervisor Judi Bosworth speaks to attendees at the Climate Change forum held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.
Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Shelter Rock Forum Member Latifa Woodhouse, Councilwoman Lee Seeman, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Chief Sustainability Officer Frances Reid and Shelter Rock Forum Chair Vic Weit at the Climate Change forum at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.