Curran: State Legislature Honors Earth And Arbor Days In Albany
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook-14th AD) helped promote environmental conservation in New York State with his legislative colleagues in Albany.
“This week, we celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day. These two observances remind us not to take the environment and nature for granted. Nassau County has some incredible parks and beaches; keeping them clean and beautiful is a responsibility the entire community shares,” said Curran.
Earth Day is now celebrated as the largest non-secular holiday in the world, involving nearly 200 nations that recognize the importance of the environment. Recently, New York air quality has improved, and this change can be attributed to the prevalence of recycling programs, industries and organizations cutting down on waste, and the state maintaining forests and trees.
“A healthier environment leads to a healthier population. Clean parks and waterways will encourage our children to spend time outside, playing sports and enjoying nature with friends, said Curran.
“Unfortunately, many Assembly Majority members believe the only effective way to protect the environment is to target small businesses with onerous and expensive regulations. I respectfully disagree, and believe our communities can remain unspoiled by teaching our children – by example – to properly recycle, not litter, practice simple and common-sense environmental protection practices, and to get out and enjoy the outdoors from time to time. These simple steps will go a long way toward keeping the environment clean and beautiful for everyone,” said Curran.