Municipalities can take the climate pledge and implement climate action plans. Local governments have direct control or strong influence on most of the state's greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources (including buildings, transportation, land use and community services), so local action is critical to reducing heat-trapping emissions.
Find out how your municipality can adopt the Climate Smart Communities Pledge and support renewables and energy efficiency at the local level.
Contact us if your municipality is considering an energy efficiency/renewable energy retrofit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources to help your town develop and implement a climate action plan:
- "How Green Is My Town?" is an EPA-award winning environmental assessment program designed to help local governments in their efforts to address issues of climate change, sustainability and environmental health.
- The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
- published a guide to local action for Climate Smart Communities and for creating Climate Action Plans.
- This DEC web site provides the links to several climate action plans in New York State.