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Address climate change for kids

SOME PEOPLE say the costs of addressing climate change are too high, but what about the costs if we fail to act? As a faith leader, I have hope in our ability to innovate and for communities to do the right thing. I know it can be done because we are doing it.

I’ve worked with my congregation to help them become more energy efficient and use renewable energy. Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary has recently changed out high wattage bulbs in the church and family center to more lumens and less wattage, and has put in an array of solar panels on the roof of the church and family center.

There is a cost to all of this carbon pollution. We are paying with damaged health and an uncertain future we’re leaving to our children. It is time for action.

I support promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and putting standards on polluting power plants. Part of our moral obligation is to care for the children and future generations.