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Watch: 2021 Lincoln City Council Environmental Forum

This forum provided an important opportunity for voters to get to know the 2021 Lincoln City Council candidates and their positions on environmental issues facing our community. This forum focused on questions regarding a wide range of important environmental issues, such as climate change, water, food policy, and more. It took place on Tuesday, March 16 from 7 PM-9 PM.

City Council candidates in attendance: Tom Beckius, Eric Burling, Roy Christensen, Mary Hilton, Elina Newman, Trevor Reilly, Bennie Shobe, Maggie Mae Squires, Joseph Swanson, and Sändra Washington.

This forum was hosted by a coalition of organizations in Lincoln, including Bluestem Group of the Nebraska Sierra Club, Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Lincoln, Coalition for Environmental Improvement, Friends of Wilderness Park, Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities, Lincoln Friends Meeting, Nebraska Conservation Voters, Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light, Nebraskans for Peace, Nebraska Recycling Council, Sustain UNL, and Wachiska Audubon Society.