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Mid-Hudson CSC Coordinator

From 2012 to 2015, VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C. (VHB), served as the Climate Smart Communities Regional Coordinator for the Mid-Hudson region (counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester). VHB's approach for the pilot program included tracking progress toward achieving the 10 CSC pledge elements, conducting in-person consultations with each CSC to determine its exact climate protection needs, and delivering one-on-one tailored assistance. In addition to working closely with existing CSC participants, the VHB team reached out to a broader audience to promote the successes of the CSC program and engage new members.

The VHB team created a baseline to gauge the overall success of the program by conducting a regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory. The GHG emissions inventory focused on the key emission sources at the local and county levels, including (but not limited to) energy consumption, waste and wastewater systems and the agricultural sector. The team used social media and key partners to promote CSC successes and best practices, as well as relevant events and opportunities that supported communities in the region.

For detailed information, please see the work plan and summary reports under "Important Links" to the right.


VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C.
100 Great Oaks Boulevard, Suite 109
Albany, NY 12203

Ana Hagerup

Facebook Page - see link on right
Twitter: @ClimateSmartMHR
LinkedIn Group: Mid-Hudson Climate Smart Communities
Mid-Hudson Climate Smart Communities Website - see link on right

Mid-Hudson Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The Mid-Hudson Region 2010 Tier II Regional GHG Emissions Inventory was completed in 2012. The Executive Summary and full inventory are available at the links to the right of this page.