Climate Related Public Events

PE09.03 - Climate-related Public Events

It's important to communicate with, and educate residents and business owners about energy and water conservation, waste, reducing vehicle travel miles, and other issues related to climate action. Communicating with the public will increase their awareness of the benefits of individual action, and inform us of their concerns. The purpose of this page is to document our Public Events and to share, where possible, the recordings and informational handouts developed for those events.

Clean Heating, Cooling, and Energy Efficiency Campaign

The Task Force hosted an online public meeting on February 28th with some of the vendors involved with this campaign. The purpose of this meeting was to introduce people to opportunities to participate in upgrading their heating, cooling, and hot water heating systems, and otherwise improving the energy efficiency of their buildings. 

We've posted a video recording of this meeting on YouTube.

If your group would like to sponsor a public outreach session related to the campaign, please contact Christina Bohnsack:

Food Composting Demo - Solid Waste Dept.

On April 21, 2023, the Columbia County Solid Waste Department hosted a demonstration of their new ECORICH food composting machine at the Greenport Transfer Station. Collection bins for the composting program can be found at all eight solid waste stations. There is a QRL code on the bins that links directly to the Solid Waste website and the food scrap program. The Solid Waste Department is happy to provide demonstrations for any groups interested. Please contact either Jolene Race or Wendy Madsen to coordinate. (Administrative Office, 518-828-2737)

Climate Carnival

On July 16, 2022, the Task Force hosted our first Columbia County Climate Carnival. Over 50 vendors, environmental groups, musicians, and food trucks participated. Both display space and viewer entry was free of charge. Participants included a Repair Cafe, Free Store, Bike Repair, and Composting Demonstrations. All local Climate Smart Task Forces were represented

The next Climate Carnival is scheduled for September 14, 2024.