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: October 24, 2019

The town was awarded Bronze-level certification as a Climate Smart Community on October 1, 2019. 120 points were required for the town to achieve bronze certification. Here are the action we implemented to reach this goal.

Points Action
20 Town Board appoints Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC) as a task force.
10 Town Board appoints a coordinator.
4 Saugerties takes the Climate Smart pledge.
3 Regional Climate Program Participation.
10 Natural Resources Inventory documented.
3 Website created.
6 LED Street Light Inventory.
3 Facebook page created.
3 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades.
9 Solar Energy Installation.
4 Residential Organic Waste Program.
4 Shade Structure Policy.
10 EV Charging Stations.
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.
154 Total Points Earned