Aslyne Rodriguez, Columbus CEO Future 50 class of 2022
Director of government affairs, Central Ohio Transit Authority
Community: Boards, YMCA, Mid-Ohio Food Collective, Zora’s House, South Side Thrive, Latina Mentoring Academy, Otterbein University Women & Leadership, New Leadership Council Advisory Board
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Idea: As NPR reported, “As record-high heat hammers much of the country, a new study shows that in American cities, residents of low-income neighborhoods and communities of color endure far higher temperatures than people who live in whiter, wealthier areas.” With higher heat comes more air pollution and health implications. I propose a “plant a tree” project. As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air. Trees offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, sustain birds and wildlife, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our communities. I would like to plant over 50 trees in neighborhoods with the highest heat index in Franklin County.
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