Think Green.  Vote Linda Robertson for IL65

Earth Day 2024 is April 22nd

It’s April.  Everyone is getting outside to enjoy the weather and plan gardens.   But every day we learn more about the increasing dangers of microplastics and PFAs in our bodies and water, the impact of fire retardants, damaging fertilizer spills, our increasing carbon footprint and record setting temperatures.  Politicians are now seeking to limit the powers of the EPA to regulate business.

55 years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day celebration raised awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations. On that first Earth Day, nearly 2 million people in the United States attended activities to learn about the importance of environmental conservation.

Activists, families, school children and even politicians started recycling newspapers, cans & bottles, built compost heaps and planted trees. These activities helped build support for legislation like the Clean Air Act (updated in 1970) and the Endangered Species Act. 

However, it hasn’t been enough.  Climate change is accelerating, with dangerous impacts on land, water, air quality and health. We must act.

We need new climate leaders. There is much to be done

Linda believes it is the responsibility of this generation to solve climate change and leave a thriving world for our children and grandchildren.   Linda understands that avoiding the coming catastrophe is much more cost effective than ignoring costly problems.

Linda sees climate change as a crisis issue, threatening the quality of life on this planet and our children’s future. She is committed to fighting climate change and supports clean energy initiatives. She will advocate for proactive legislation to improve energy efficiency, promote the transition to renewable energy and create clean energy jobs.

If we can work together, we can (will be able) leverage the many innovations and initiatives to slow the warming. We can’t afford to have more leaders and politicians who refuse to accept the data.

Send a Scientist to Springfield

Linda Robertson using microscope for school project

Linda is a fighter—passionate about climate change, passionate about the need to apply science, data and evidence to find solutions to complex problems.

Since that first Earth Day in 1970, Linda Robertson has been working to protect our planet for future generations.  At age 15, in high school, she studied the effects of the herbicide 2,4 D herbicide on the bacterium, E. coli.

Linda has worked on energy conservation issues and methods to eliminate air and water pollution throughout her career. She worked on water reuse and recovery in paper mills, reducing microbial contamination. The unexpected benefits were retention of costly additives that normally went out as waste. As a research scientist, Linda worked on numerous projects designed to safely conserve energy and reduce costs to businesses.

We can lower carbon emissions and create jobs

Linda believes that Illinois must use the power of competitive markets to encourage energy innovation and create clean energy jobs. 

Cooperation and logic are needed to make progress. Fixing many of the existing environmental policies shouldn’t require political conflict. Linda is committed to logically assessing the facts and working with leaders on both sides of the aisle to build our Illinois’ clean energy infrastructure and make Illinois an innovator in a rapidly growing sector of the global economy. Help us elect Linda Robertson to House District 65

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