Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres: We only have one planet Earth. We need to conserve it, to assure that the generations to come will have the same luxury that’s afforded to us.
Jose “Joey” Torres is mayor of Paterson, the third largest city in the densely populated state of New Jersey. Mayor Torres believes that it’s necessary to strike a balance between development and growth, and conservation and preservation. He spoke with EarthSky’s Jorge Salazar about how political and civic action can help achieve this goal.
To learn more about saving New Jersey’s open spaces and historic places, visit Garden State Preservation Trust.
Learning to love science. As a producer for EarthSky, Lindsay Patterson interviews some of the world's most fascinating scientists. Through EarthSky, her work content is syndicated on some of the world's top media websites, including USAToday.com and Reuters.com. Patterson is also charged with helping to stay in steady communication with the thousands of scientists who contribute to EarthSky's work of making the voice of science heard in a noisy world. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in creative writing, and a keen interest in all forms of journalism and media.