Acclaimed scientists are warning of catastrophic and irreversible effects of our irresponsible environmental policies. Given the urgency of this issue, Lauren supports proposals that meet the scope of this enormous problem (such as the Green New Deal) in order to counteract the damage done by humans to this earth.  She wants to emphasize the importance of ending subsidies to factory farming (one of the main contributors to greenhouse gases) and instead promote small and medium-sized family-owned farms.  Lauren also supports a national Single Use Plastics Ban by 2030. District 12 surrounds the East River and bears the effects of the entire country’s choices regarding environmental policy.  Lauren strongly supports reversing budget cuts to the EPA.  She has worked in low-income energy research and is ready to be a vocal advocate for our environment and future.