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.
As a Council Member, Ben
- Declared a Climate Emergency
- Fresh Food Boxes and Green Markets
- Banned Single-Use Plastic Bottles 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 our buildings, water in our rivers, and wind in our air.
- Divesting and moving beyond fossil fuels,
- Protecting environmental justice communities from climate change with a resilient waterfront, and
- Creating 100,000 jobs in the climate industry as we strive to meet the City’s 2050 climate goals.