Candidates share their positions on sustainability

Pace Law School, together with the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, will host a County Executive Forum on Sustainability. The event will take place on Monday, September 23rd from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With environmental issues critical to the future of Westchester County, the County Executive Forum will provide residents and other interested parties with the opportunity to hear directly from the current County Executive, Republican Rob Astorino, and his challenger, Democrat Noam Bramson. The candidates will share their views on sustainability and the role of the County Executive in implementing appropriate policies.

“For many reasons – human health, quality of life, care for our natural resources, climate adaptability and resilience -- we need sound policies in place to ensure a sustainable future for the citizens of Westchester County.  The County Executive plays a critical role in setting the direction for those policies,” said Professor Lin Harmon, Pace Law School’s Assistant Dean and Director of Environmental Law Programs. “We look forward to hosting this event with the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and hearing what the candidates have to say.”

Among the issues to be raised at the Forum will be the protection of natural resources; efforts to address the local infrastructure including sewer systems, stormwater runoff, and recycling; and how we plan for future devastating storms similar to the ones we have experienced in the past year.

The Forum on Sustainability will be held in the Moot Court Room of the Gerber Glass Law Library, Pace Law School. It is open to all by reservation. To RSVP, visit For more information, contact Becca Sarivan at the NYLCV, 212-361-6350, ext. 205. Members of the press should contact Joan Gaylord at Pace Law School, 914-422-4389.