Climate change plays a critical role in our future. We need to be both good stewards of this earth and safeguard it for future generations. Poor and working-class communities of color too often have the highest concentrations of air, water and land pollution. Decades of pollution have caused tangible health impacts such as disproportionate rates of respiratory health issues.

Therefore, Lilian will:

  • Advocate for district dollars that will allow our district to shift from a dependence on fossil fuels to building the resources we need to adapt to climate change in the present. 
  • Support and lead on solutions to heat island effects and urban flooding that can contribute to increasing energy costs and heat-related deaths and illnesses. Lilian will also push for funding to prevent basement backup, seepage, and backyard flooding.
  • Support efforts such as the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act and the Environmental Justice Act that would deliver cleaner air and economic equity across Illinois, particularly for people of color, communities facing the transition from fossil fuels, and other disadvantaged communities.