The Climate Smart Saugerties Task Force

In 2009 the Town of Saugerties, the first town in Ulster County to do so, took the pledge and was designated as a Climate Smart Community by the State of New York. In March 2018 the Saugerties Town Board appointed the Conservation Advisory Commission to serve as a task force to take the next step — to assist the town in achieving Climate Smart Community Certification.

What does that mean? The goal of the Climate Smart Community program is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce energy use, adapt to climate change, protect the health of the planet, and achieve cost savings in the process.

Among the actions the Saugerties task force will take are:

As a certified Climate Smart Community, the Town of Saugerties will be recognized as a leader in the effort to combat climate change, and will be better positioned to obtain funding for implementing future climate smart actions.

Our Mission

The mission of the Climate Smart Saugerties Task Force is to engage the community in addressing the climate change crisis by identifying, promoting and implementing climate smart actions, by developing strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and by creating a Climate Action Plan to guide future decisions.

Task Force Members

Mary O'Donnell, Coordinator
Skip Arthur
Vivian Beatrice
Al Bruno
Carole Furman
Mike Harkavy
Patti Kelly
Virginia Luppino
Mike MacIsaac
Susan Murphy
Elizabeth Shafer
Leslie Surprenant
Patrick Wadden
Steve Wehr
Mary Anne Wrolsen

We Meet

At the Saugerties Town Offices, 4 High St, at 6PM on the third Thursday of each month.