Council candidate Hillary Kwiatek visits the EAC: all in for the CAP

Latest in a series of posts on candidates for election

“The Climate Action Plan actually is one of the six points of my inclusive
vision for Bethlehem.”

Bethlehem’s Environmental Advisory Council, April 1, 2021

  • uses platform at work at Lehigh University to support the efforts of the sustainability program there
  • been a Democratic activist on planning issues since teen years
  • Climate Action Plan is one of her six platform issues
  • pandemic recovery, affordable housing, Climate Action Plan, racism/inequality, reimagine Public Safety, foster vibrant neighborhoods
  • pieces of the CAP are in all of the parts of her plan
  • particularly loves that the CAP instills environmental justice throughout
  • particularly struck by the implementation part of the CAP and Council’s important role there
  • avid organic gardener
  • changing policies to create better access to renewable energy
  • an ally to implementation of the CAP
  • worked on the communications piece of the CAP
  • timing of the CAP is brilliant, aligning with the federal infrastructure plan

“Pieces of the Climate Action Plan are in all of my plan, actually, because I want to address racism and inequality, I want to reimagine public safety, and I want to foster vibrant neighborhoods which also involve the parks, the playgrounds, the green space in out communities. What I love about the Climate Action Plan is that it instills environmental justice throughout.”

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