The climate crisis is the greatest existential threat to our civilization and requires bold action from the local to the national level. In St. Louis City, environmental racism has a direct impact on the quality of life, including life expectancy. As a member of the Democratic National Committee, Megan fought to have a Climate Debate so that this crisis could be given the national attention it deserves. As Alderwoman, Megan has co-sponsored legislation to require new construction projects to be solar-ready, and legislation to update our building codes. At the Board of Aldermen, Megan is a member of the “Green Caucus,” which focuses on sustainability issues.
Moving forward, Megan supports requiring the meeting of sustainable building standards for building projects in the City of St. Louis in order to receive tax incentives. Additionally, Megan supports a comprehensive city-wide streets plan, the creation of Bus Rapid Transit, and the creation of the North/South Metrolink so as to cut down on carbon emissions created by our car-centric city.