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Climate Smart Communities Resources and Services

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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

The Climate Smart Communities Listserv is an easy and convenient way to learn about new CSC resources, funding opportunities, upcoming webinars, workshops and other climate-related events. Sign up through the DEC Delivers box at right.

Climate Smart Communities Webinar Series

Experts and Climate Smart Communities share ideas and experiences in brief, informative sessions on phone and Internet. The 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 (if available) are found on our Climate Smart Communities Webinar Presentations page.

Upcoming Webinars: The 2015-2016 schedule began on September 10, 2015. The next webinar is:

Green Fleet Management for Municipalities: Right-Sizing & Vehicle Efficiency Policies
October 8, 2015 10:30 AM - 12 noon
For many local governments, municipal vehicles are a large source of greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Strategic fleet management can not only reduce emissions but also bring about significant cost savings from improved efficiency. This Climate Smart Communities webinar will provide case studies and guidance on green fleet management, including a tool that local governments can use to right-size their fleets. Participants will also learn how to develop a municipal vehicle fleet efficiency policy and meet one of the requirements under category two of the current Cleaner Greener Communities funding opportunity.

Climate Smart Communities Guide to Local Action

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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