The Town of Saugerties is Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Saugerties' commitment to energy reduction was evident almost twenty years ago. In 2002, when renovating the Kiwanis Ice Arena, the town incorporated the most energy efficient and cost-effective design at the time. During the past two decades, we have witnessed the town's continued commitment to adopt energy-efficient measures, reduce energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Here are some examples:

The result of these past efforts was reduced energy usage, reduced energy costs and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

In more recent years:

Most recently, Saugerties was recognized by New York State with a Clean Energy Community designation. The designation qualifies the town for a $5,000 energy grant to assist in the implementation of future energy-reduction measures. Saugerties is among only four towns in Ulster County to achieve the designation.

Now, the task is to further reduce energy use, reduce energy cost and reduce greenhouse emissions. Here's what you can do.