Task Force Goals

The goals of this task force are to:

Among the initial actions the task force is undertaking are:

By completing these initial and additional actions, the task force seeks to achieve New York State certification as a Climate Smart Community. Certification means that the Town of Saugerties will be recognized as a leader in the effort to combat the climate crisis, and will be well-positioned to obtain funding for implementing future climate smart actions.

Saugerties' Progress Toward Certification  Updated: June 29, 2019

Here are the actions taken so far. 120 points are required for the town to achieve certification. We have now reached that goal and are submitting our application to the state.

Points Action
20 Town Board appoints Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC) as a task force.
10 Town Board appoints a coordinator.
3 Regional Climate Program Participation.
8 Natural Resources Inventory documented.
3 Website created.
6 LED Street Light Inventory.
3 Facebook page created.
3 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades.
4 Interior Lighting Upgrades.
9 Solar Energy Installation.
4 Residential Organic Waste Program.
4 Shade Structure Policy.
10 EV Charging Stations.
16 Community GHG Inventory.
9 Comprehensive Plan with Sustainability Elements.
3 Renewable Energy Feasibility Study.
16 GHG Inventory for Government Operations.
3 Climate-related public event.
8 Government Buildings Energy Audit.
16 Climate Action Plan for Government Operations.
5 Energy Code Enforcement Training.
5 Unified Solar Permit.
168 Total so far