In 2018, a Renewable Energy Construction Task Force was put together to survey all public and private land within Suffolk County in hopes of finding sites that would allow for the building of renewable energy production without harming the environment or infringing on any previously established ecosystems.
This roadmap is vital in convincing our local government and CCA to switch to solar energy. Apart from solar, there is also a major need for wind energy, and while both sources definitely appear to be making some headway in their development, they need stronger advocacy and support from the Long Island communities in order to be implemented. If successfully implemented, these cleaner sources of energy can help the environment and climate crisis by greatly decreasing carbon emissions, along with making energy more economically viable for residents and corporations across Long Island.
Earth Day is April 22nd and its a day where we can all honor our Earth and educate ourselves on the importance of sustainability and environmental health. Earth Day was originally founded in 1969 at the UNESCO conference in San Francesco by peace activist John McConnell and today it has become a global event.
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