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January, 2023 - Partners for Climate Change Hudson Valley announced the awarding of a $3,450 grant submitted by the Saugerties Climate Smart Task Force to fund a Pollinator Meadow and Garden at Cantine Field.
March 2023 - An informative Zoom presentation Fire and Melting Ice by Climate Smart Task Force member Leslie Surprenant sponsored by the Third Thursdays Environmental Series is now aailable. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/DRjWH8QkHaM
May 2023 - Joule Community Power, the program administrator for Community Choice Aggregation CCA), awarded the Town of Saugerties an Eco-Action Award in recognition of the town’s achievement in reducing greenhouse emissions through its participation in CCA 100% Renewable supply option for residents and small business owners.
July 2023 - On July 1, eligible CCA participants are able to power their homes and small businesses with renewable energy. 50% of the renewable comes from within NYS, 50% of the renewable energy is supplied from out- of -state. Questions ? Call 845.589.0900. Ext 2.
August 2023 - The Saugerties Town Board appointed Robert Irizarry as the newest member to the Conservation Advisory Commission and Climate Smart Task Force.
October 2023 - Pumpkin Composting is availble at the Saugerties Transfer Station 1765 Routte 212 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 am - 3 pm. Remove coandles, break into small pieces, no painted pumpkins. Give your pumpkin a new life.
Our planet is experiencing more intense heat, bigger storms, longer droughts, increased flooding, raging wildfires, melting glaciers, and rising sea levels. And yes, man-made greenhouse gases are causing our climate to change.That's why the Saugerties Town Board took these actions:
By working together — Town government, residents, and business owners — we can reduce greenhouse gas emmissions while building our local economy, and be part of the solution to the climate crisis. Here are some suggestions:
There is an immediacy to this threat that requires all of us to be proactive and take responsibility for our little corner of the world as we work to further reduce our municipal greenhouse gas emissions and develop additional mitigation policies to address current and future impacts.
Our town's Climate Smart Saugerties task force is a perfect example of how volunteer efforts are bringing us closer to an energy sustainable future. The work of the task force couldn't be more important.”