How You Can Help
Whether you are a resident or a business there are many ways you can make a difference. You can join one of the many Climate Smart Task Forces in the county, or take action on your own.
The County and Local Task Forces are always looking for volunteers to help with specific projects and events.
If your city, town, or village has a Climate Smart Task Force, offer to join or help with a project.
If your municipality does not have a local Task Force, talk to your local elected officials about starting one.
If you belong to another group that has an environmental mission, share your ideas with your local CSC Task Force and offer to collaborate on a project.
You don't have to make a long term commitment.
Help us promote what we're doing
Share a Face Book post
Let us know what your group is doing so we can help spread the word
You can take action in your own life
Start a carpool with your coworkers
Take public transportation
Take alternative transportation
Purchase an electric car
Buy Local - Support Local Farms & Agriculture
Participate in a community garden project
Bring a reusable bag when you go shopping
Install Energy Saving Windows and Doors
Use less water
Turn down the thermostat
Save Money with Energy Efficient Lighting
Insulate your home
Upgrade to Efficient Heating and Cooling
Onsite Solar Electric
Participate in a community solar program
Reduce Material Waste
Clean Heating and Cooling
Participate in the Climate Smart Communities Program
Participate in local sustainability and planning projects
You can take action through your business
Focus on energy efficiency
Reduce waste wherever possible
Install onsite solar systems
Upgrade lighting fixtures and refrigeration motors and controls
Replace old kitchen equipment
Use the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager to benchmark the performance of buildings.
Use Open C-PACE Financing
Convert to EVs & install EV charging
Charge Ready NY offers public and private organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multifamily apartment buildings rebates of $4,000 per charging port.