Our open space, parks, beaches, lakes and other natural spaces provide our residents with endless outdoor recreational opportunities and as well as critical habitat for wildlife. Our environment attracts tourists and locals alike and is a part and parcel of our county’s heritage and economy. We need to find ways to fight climate change in an economically sustainable way and work with countries that have weak environmental controls, to reduce their carbon footprint. Selling clean-energy technology to other countries offers economic opportunities to companies in our County and State.