At its June 2021 biannual convention, the League of Women Voters of New York State’s members unanimously adopted a resolution declaring climate change an emergency and advising the League’s 46 local chapters to implore state and local governments to adopt and publicize Declarations of Climate Emergency.
Declarations of Climate Emergency acknowledge that humanity is in a climate emergency and encourage governments to plan next steps for climate change mitigation. The resolution cited damage to marine ecosystems and food sources, a rise in sea levels resulting in flooding and the displacement of coastal businesses and residences, extreme weather events, adverse impacts on human health, and species extinctions as grounds for state and local governments to declare climate change an emergency and take action.
Beth Radow, chair of the NYS League’s committee on Energy, Agriculture and the Environment has prepared a BE EARTHWISE GUIDE for you to VOTE with your consumer dollars and daily practices to toss less food & feed more people while saving money and our natural resources.
Watch Beth Radow’s interview with League member Ina Aronow on the environment and making a difference against climate change–with a focus on food.
Beth Radow, environmental activist, on making a difference against climate change from Ina Aronow LWV of New Rochelle on Vimeo.