We must evolve for our youth


“Just for the (Fredonia Village Board’s) information, you have a number of other items that take priority over global warming at this time.”

This was the dismissive and disheartening response from the mayor to the citizens speaking up because they are worried about the future of the planet during a Village Board meeting in March that was covered by the OBSERVER.

As a young person who lives and goes to school in Fredonia, knowing the mayor of the village does not care about my future enrages me. Am I not as important as the people who will be dead when I am their age?

The mayor should be supporting — not coming out against — policies that will phase out fossil fuels and infrastructures that run on them. Stemming the climate crisis caused by fossil fuels is essential to continuing the human race.

It is vital to take action now before it is too late. Since the mayor and trustees of Fredonia can’t be trusted with my future, let’s hope I can count on the state government. There are two bills that should be included in the state budget now under negotiation.

Gov. Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie must give their full support to the NY HEAT Act and the All-Electric Building Act, taking effect as soon as possible. Please help me give my generation and our children a chance to grow up in a livable world.

Maximus Wojnowicz,



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