Ben believes that climate change is not only real but an emergency. That's why Ben worked with Extinction Rebellion and climate activists to author and pass a resolution making New York City the largest city on the planet to declare a climate emergency. Inspired by Captain Planet at an early age to be a Planeteer, Ben's been focused in the Council on the environment and saving our planet, earning him the endorsement of the show's co-creator:
- Declared a Climate Emergency
- Fresh Food Boxes and Green Markets
- Single-Use Plastic Bottle Ban in Parks
- Climate Works for All to Clean Up Dirty Buildings
- Renewable Rikers & Offshore Wind
As Borough President, Ben wants to go further by harvesting energy locally from solar on every building and tidal in our rivers, divesting and moving beyond fossil fuels, and protect environmental justice communities from climate change with a resilient waterfront.