Climate Smart Communities
The Town of East Hampton is a Bronze Certified Climate Smart Community
The New York State Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program is an inter-agency effort of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of State (DOS), New York State Department of Transportation (NYDOT), New York State Department of Health, and New York State Public Service Commission (PSC). The goals of the CSC program are: 1) Reduce greenhouse gas emission; 2) Prepare for the impact of climate change; 3) Save taxpayer money. Local governments initiate participation in the program by passage of a resolution to adopt the CSC pledge. The pledge describes ten areas of climate mitigation and adaptation action.
The Town of East Hampton has achieved certification under the Climate Smart Communities Program. This is a tremendous milestone as East Hampton is the first community to achieve certification outside of the 2013 pilot program. This achievement is part of the East Hampton Town’s efforts to become more resilient to the effects of climate change, including sea level rise and extreme weather. To date, the Town of East Hampton has completed 44 Climate Smart certified actions.