Building a more sustainable New York starts with building more sustainable communities. Local governments affect energy choices in their communities, from government operations to homes, businesses, and community institutions.
Local governments in New York State can use the Clean Energy Communities program to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment. In addition to providing tools, resources, and technical assistance, the program recognizes and rewards leadership for the completion of clean energy projects.
Local governments must complete four the 10 High Impact Actions to be designated a Clean Energy Community. A toolkit is available for each High Impact Action. Toolkits include fact sheets, templates, model ordinances, and guidance to help local governments complete the High Impact Actions.
Local government leaders and employees can also email a Clean Energy Communities Coordinator at email@example.com for assistance navigating the program.
The Town has completed the following high impact actions: