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Climate Smart Communities Program Services

Climate Smart Community Coordinators

With the Climate Smart Communities pledge as a roadmap, the coordinators advise and empower 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 to track and report successes and barriers.

Climate Smart Communities Listserv

Use the dialog box on DEC's home page to sign up for alerts about funding, educational and networking opportunities for local governments. Click on the hyperlink and enter your e-mail address. Complete the "New Subscriber" page and on the "Quick Subscription" page scroll to the "Climate Change" category and check the box "Climate Smart Communities Program."

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Climate Smart Communities
Coordinators train local officials
and citizens to assess their
communities' vulnerability to
climate change impacts

Climate Smart Communities Webinar Series

Experts and Climate Smart Communities share ideas and experiences in brief, informative sessions on phone and Internet.

Thank you to the speakers and attendees of our February 12, 2015 webinar: "NYSDOT's Flooding Vulnerability Assessment and NYSDEC's Fine-Scale Culvert Assessment." The PowerPoint presentation and audio recording is available on our Climate Smart Communities Webinar Presentations page.

Upcoming Webinar Presentation - Mobilizing Regional Climate Action
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

This webinar will describe the value of communities collaborating with local institutions and other governments on climate change and sustainability issues. Two such inter-municipal organizations (Sustainable Westchester and Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative) will discuss their origin and accomplishments. For registration information, please go to DEC's Event Calendar.

Climate Smart Communities Guide to Local Action

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Designing communities for walkability and energy
efficiency leads to attractive, livable streets and
neighborhoods

The Climate Smart Communities Guide to Local Action provides how-to information and community action case studies.

The Climate Smart Communities program is jointly sponsored by the following six New York State agencies: Department of Environmental Conservation; Energy Research and Development Authority; Public Service Commission; Department of State; Department of Transportation; and the Department of Health.


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