Climate Smart Communities Resources and Services
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Climate Smart Communities Webinar Series
Experts and representatives from leading Climate Smart Communities share ideas and experiences in brief, informative sessions via the Internet. The Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar series runs from June through September each year on the second Thursday of the month, unless otherwise posted. Sessions begin at 10:30 AM and last approximately 90 minutes. Previous webinar presentations and recordings are found on our Climate Smart Communities Webinar Presentations page. See the 2015-2016 schedule for a list of upcoming webinars. Sign up to receive email instructions on how to access each webinar with DEC Delivers, or visit the event listing on the DEC calendar.
February 11, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Direct Technical Support
From 2012-2015, the State sponsored the Climate Smart Communities Regional Coordinators Pilot Program to provide direct technical support to CSCs in four regions: Central New York, Capital District, Mid-Hudson and Long Island. With the Climate Smart Communities pledge as a roadmap, the coordinators advised and empowered local governments by connecting them with appropriate financial and technical programs, helping them to coordinate with and learn from other communities, offering practical assistance and helping communities track their accomplishments. The tools and resources developed during this three-year pilot are available to all communities via the CSC program.
New York State is committed to helping local governments become Climate Smart Communities, achieve CSC certification and implement other clean energy initiatives. Direct technical support from regional contractors (funded by New York State) is expected to resume in the spring of 2016 under the New York State Community Partnership.
Climate Smart Communities Guide to Local Action
The Climate Smart Communities Guide to Local Action provides how-to information and community action case studies.
More about Climate Smart Communities Resources and Services:
- Climate Smart Communities in the News - Tangible climate-smart actions by Climate Smart Communities.
- CSC Regional Coordinators Pilot Program - Information on the 2012-2015 pilot regional Climate Smart Community coordinators program.
- Climate Smart Webinar Presentations - Links to past Climate Smart Communities' webinar presentations.
- Climate Smart Webinar Schedule - Schedule for upcoming Climate Smart Community webinars.