Scores Turn Out For Nassau County Executive Forum On Sustainability

October 3, 2013

Hundreds of Long Islanders turned out for an insightful discussion with the two candidates running for Nassau County Executive on Oct. 2, 2013 at Hofstra University.

The Nassau County Executive Forum on Sustainability, co-hosted by NYLCVEF and Hofstra University, covered a wide range of sustainability concerns that the county currently faces, from investments in wastewater treatment to mass transit, clean energy and more.

Expertly moderated by Larry Levy, the executive dean of National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra, the forum gave the floor to County Executive Ed Mangano and his challenger, former County Executive Tom Suozzi. Questions were asked by an expert panel that included Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director – Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Christopher Capece, Senior Development Director – Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.; Jennifer Rimmer, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability, Northeast Region – AECOM; and Lisa Dix, Senior New York Representative – Sierra Club, Beyond Coal Campaign.

You can check out the full recording of the forum by clicking here.

Newsday also had a write-up of the forum that noted both candidates said they would support the creation of an outfall pipe that extends into the Atlantic Ocean to get rid of the treated sewage water from the plant. Other topics covered at the forum included funding for the county bus system and the revitalization of downtown areas.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this great event. And thank you to our partnering organizations that helped make the forum a success: APA Long Island,  Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Operation Splash, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and Vision Long Island.

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