As Chair of the Manhattan Community Board 1, Julie received the New York League of Conservation Voters’ Environmental Champion Award for her successful efforts to build New York City’s first “green” school and her support of green initiatives in Lower Manhattan, like retrofitting trucks at Ground Zero with ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel.
But the work didn’t stop there. As the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Julie championed the “Shut the Front Door Campaign,” which educated store owners that they could protect the environment and save money simply by shutting the front door while air conditioners are on in their establishment.
Then, as the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Julie launched a first in the nation municipal sustainability initiative for the film and TV industry, called NYC Film Green to encourage environmentally conscious practices for these industries.
On the City Council, Julie will work on local legislation to combat the Climate Crisis and ensure businesses comply with the Climate Mobilization Act.