It is my responsibility to properly equip generations and communities with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions on the management and conservation of Durham's natural resources. It's also my responsibility to listen to these same communities and learn from their perspectives on Durham's natural resources and how their relationships to them could be augmented.
Agriculture and agribusiness is the #1 industry in North Carolina, and contributes billions to the state's economy. I will work to ensure that this continues and that marginalized communities know about the economic opportunities available to all in Agriculture. Simultaneously, I will advocate for increased funding and resources for Durham County’s Soil & Water Conservation District. In addition to working to build partnerships with local institutions, business, and organizations to develop and implement restoration projects throughout the county.
Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. It is often called the “forgotten” sector of social justice, as it is more often than not left off of the list of social injustices that people of color face (such as income inequality, education, health care, racial discrimination, etc.). However, I believe it is one of the most deadly injustices people of color face, as there is a direct link between environmental condition and human health