sustainable living and environment

"Before moving to Cambridge, Nadya lived in Portland, Oregon, a city that prides itself on being a “green city.” Her experience living in the “green state” of Oregon provides her with an energized perspective on finding ways to push Cambridge towards a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Regardless of whether or not President Trump follows through with the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, Nadya is dedicated to working with the Mayor and other city councilors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase sustainable living for Cambridge."

-Conor Bulkeley-Krane, Director of Outreach and Multimedia Partnerships

 
 

improving waste management

I am devoted to working towards more environmentally-friendly waste management programs, including working with student governments at the local universities and schools to push for similar practices because their trash is also Cambridge trash. I am also devoted to implementing more consistent, affordable, and accessible recycling practices for businesses. Cambridge’s composting pilot study has been costly and trade-off has not been ideal due to the inconvenience of waste-processing plants located far away. In response, the city can make exceptions for small-volume waste producers by treating them like households, creating more waste drop-off centers, and overall, consolidating the different methods each waste producer takes.

 

safe streets and sustainable transportation

Being a historic, college town with narrow streets, Cambridge has a tremendous amount of bikers. I support investing in safer streets for those who ride bikes by adding more designated lanes and speed bumps where appropriate. This goal also applies to making the streets safer for those who walk and take advantage of public transportation resources. These environmentally friendly methods of transportation need to be protected and encouraged through policy. By improving the biking, walking, and parking infrastructure, I hope to increase the amount of people who utilize sustainable forms of transportation.

 

our parks and overall access to nature

I am committed to developing easily accessible, local parks that invite play and exploration. I have already begun reaching out to representatives and strategists at Parks and Recreation departments in Cambridge and other cities to learn from them and brainstorm innovative ways to encourage young people to go outside and enjoy the outdoors. Public parks build community and provide people with places to collaborate, interact, and engage with one another.