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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Councilman Panico Meets with William Floyd Chapter of Students for Climate Action

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Farmingville, NY – – On March 23, Councilman Dan Panico (right) met at Brookhaven Town Hall with Melissa Parrott (left), Executive Director of the William Floyd Chapter of Students for Climate Action and students Arianna Zeldin (second from left) and Jordan Piotrowski (third from left). Councilman Panico spoke with the students about the Town’s commitment to renewable energy, wetlands restoration, open space, the Sunrise Wind project, and more.

Councilman Panico said, “I am impressed by Arianna and Jordan and their desire to protect and preserve the environment. Young people today have a real sense of what must be done and then they do it. We are lucky that these youngsters take such pride in their community and I thank them for making a difference.”

Students for Climate Action was founded in 2017 as the Suffolk Student Climate Action Committee. Their achievements include motivating members of congress to join the Bipartisan Climate Caucus; Assisting the passage of the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and urging the support of the Carbon Fee and Dividend Act, as well as other environmental initiatives. They are a 501(c)(3) non-partisan climate action committee that mobilizes students to engage congress and other elected officials to act on climate and be a part of the solution by supporting climate policies and 100% renewable energy initiatives. Through education, public acts of engagement, and community involvement, the students have the power to help control local, County, State and Federal Policy.
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