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Climate Smart Communities: A Clean Energy Communities High Impact Action

April 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Communities (CSC) Certification program, one of 10 High Impact Actions communities can complete to become a Clean Energy Community, provides municipalities with a robust framework to guide their local climate action.

CSC Certification recognizes high-performing communities for their leadership in reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate. Designed around 10 pledge elements, the CSC Certification program honors communities for their accomplishments through a rating system leading to four levels of award: Certified, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Communities can choose from more than 120 individual actions to earn points toward certification.

Attend this free 9:30 am-1:30 pm workshop at the Guilderland Library on April 19th to:

  • Learn about the CSC program, greenhouse gas inventories, climate action planning and CSC grants available to municipalities
  • Hear from local municipalities about their experience with the CSC program
  • Identify the technical assistance your community can receive from a Clean Energy Community Coordinators


9:30 AM: Introductions, Eastern NY Territory Background,
Todd Fabozzi, Director of Sustainability, Capital District Regional Planning Commission9:35 AM: An Overview of the Climate Smart Communities Program,
Dazzle Ekblad, Climate Policy Analyst, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

10:35 AM: Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Climate Action Planning,
Jim Yienger, Managing Principal, Climate Action Associates

11:05 AM: CSC Grants
Dazzle Ekblad, Climate Policy Analyst, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

11:20 AM: Climate Smart Communities Panel: Local Experiences with the CSC Program
·     Schenectady County: Jeff Edwards, Schenectady County Dept. of Economic Development and Planning
·     Town and Village of Lake George: Dan Barusch, Director of Planning and Zoning
·     City of Watervliet: Jeremy A. Smith, General Manager

12:20 PM: Community Technical Support
Tara Donadio, Clean Energy Communities Coordinator, Capital District Regional Planning Commission

12:30 PM: Lunch

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April 19, 2019
9:30 am - 1:30 pm


Guilderland Library
2228 Western Ave
Guilderland, NY 12084 United States
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