Skoufis Partners with GreenTeenMovement for Community Clean-Up

**PRESS RELEASE**

Skoufis Partners with GreenTeenMovement for Community Clean-Up

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) and the Chester GreenTeenMovement hosted a joint community clean-up in Chester this past weekend. Students from Chester High School joined Senator Skoufis, Skoufis’ staff, and volunteers from the community to clean up the Chester 1915 Erie Depot. This is the first of several community clean-up initiatives that Senator Skoufis will be hosting throughout the district. 

“I am and will always be committed to fighting for the future of our environment,” said Senator Skoufis. “Partnering with local community groups, especially youth groups like the GreenTeenMovement, is a vital component to confronting one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime. I will continue to prioritize environmental policy first and foremost, and to do my part locally because with local action we can all make a difference on a global scale.” 

James Mott, Founder and Head Organizer of The GreenTeenMovement said, "The GreenTeenMovement is an organization deeply characterized by its membership. What it is, is a very diverse group of teens, who come from all backgrounds, and who see the importance of preserving not only our communities’ environment but our future along with it as well. We would like to extend our great gratitude towards State Senator James Skoufis, in both his recognition and support in the movement's efforts and ambitions. We hope that through this partnership more people will come to realize that there is still much change to be done."

Senator Skoufis is committed to protecting the Hudson Valley’s environment. This past legislative session, Skoufis received a 100% score from the New York League of Conservation Voters for his voting record on environmental bills. Skoufis was also part of a small working group of legislators who developed the most aggressive climate change plan in the country, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which has been enacted into state law. 

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