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Monday, April 12, 2010

NYS municipalities tackling climate change action planning

"Climate Change Action Planning," a workshop for municipal officials, is set for May 13 at Albany Law School.  Sponsored by the NYS Bar Association's Environmental and Municipal Law Sections, the workshop will focus on the DEC's Climate Smart Communities Program and include information on local land use and transportation planning, and technical and financial assistance for climate-oriented projects. 

New York State created the Climate Smart Communities program to encourage municipalities to develop local initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate climate change. 

The NYS DEC website has good ideas that communities can consider -- from ridesharing and recycling programs, to creating green space and green infrastructure, to developing alternative energy sources.  Visit the site at:

The DEC also has an excellent Energy and Climate webpage: