Green East Hampton

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The Town of East Hampton is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the community’s natural resources, landscapes, and safety in the face of climate change, and is leading by example by adopting and promoting sustainable practices.  

 

For a comprehensive list of the Town’s accomplishments in Energy and Sustainability click here: 

http://ehamptonny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14244/Town-of-East-Hampton-Accomplishments-in-Energy-and-Sustainabilitypdf

 

Town Hall Campus

At the Town Hall campus, a wildflower meadow-in-progress along with perennial and native plant gardens create a “pollinator pathway” for bees. Landscape maintenance at all town properties is done without chemicals or pesticides, and a solar-powered lawn mower is used at Town Hall. 

 

A new pollinator garden is also in progress, thanks to a public/private partnership with ChangeHampton, and will serve as a demonstration garden for public education on eco-friendly plantings. Learn more here:

https://www.changehampton.org/project/town-hall/


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Leadership, Policies and Goals

In 2014, the East Hampton Town Board adopted a policy of working to meet 100 percent of annual community-wide energy consumption in all sectors (electricity, heating, and transportation) with renewable energy sources by 2030, becoming the first municipality in NYS to adopt such progressive energy sustainability goals. http://ehamptonny.gov/382/Energy-Sustainability

In 2021, the Town declared that a climate and ecological emergency exists and resolved to make climate mitigation and the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions a guiding principle and objective of all municipal operations and decisions. http://ehamptonny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8256/Resolution-Endorsing-the-Declaration-of-a-Climate-Emergency-Town-of-East-Hampton A Fleet Efficiency Policy adopted in 2020 outlines the commitment to the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) for the town’s vehicle fleet. 

Our Energize East Hampton program, at https://energizeeh.org/,  connects residents and business owners with programs that offer energy and money-saving options while helping to achieve the Town’s 100-percent renewable energy goal. 

 Recognition

The Town has been designated a NYS Climate Smart Community,( http://ehamptonny.gov/612/Climate-Smart-Communities) as well as a Clean Energy Community (http://ehamptonny.gov/557/Clean-Energy-Communities).