The evidence is clear. Risks of climate change are real and imminent, and work to protect our environment for future generations is needed immediately. Matt believes pulling out of the Paris Accords was a mistake, and will work to support the development of a clean and renewable energy economy. Our Great Lakes and other natural resources here in Michigan are treasures, and protecting them, our rivers, and other green spaces is a fundamental job of public leadership. These natural assets are also what creates tourism, and it’s in the best interest of our economy that we fiercely defend them. In addition to supporting efforts to guarantee clean air and water, we can also be making environmental changes that support healthy behaviors a growing economy. For example, we need walkable and bike-able communities, complete streets policies, and regional food systems. These changes to our built environment can make healthy choices become easier choices, and provide economic development at the same time.