To protect our environment and neighborhood, I support the development of robust renewable energy, better public transit, and improved open spaces. First, I will work to promote the creation a modern public transit system connecting Providence with the rest of Rhode Island because public transportation improves the quality of our environment, reduces traffic and congestion, and protects our open and public spaces. Second, I will also advocate to make Rhode Island a leader in alternative energy use as well as in the design, manufacturing, and implementation of green and clean technology in the fields of water, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. Third, I will fight to preserve and protect our open and public spaces. For example, the old Shooters site near India Point Park offers an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city and state to create a vibrant public waterfront -- the signature of a great city. Its deepwater port could become the necessary maritime link to other modes of transportation and become an engine of job creation for Rhode Islanders. Through public transportation and alternative energy, I will work to grow green and clean technology jobs while protecting our environment.