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How to Get Certified

The Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Certification program provides local governments with a robust framework to guide climate action and enables high-performing communities to achieve recognition for their leadership. A new online portal was announced on April 20, 2018 to facilitate the process of applying to be Certified Climate Smart Community. To learn more, please visit the portal at https://climatesmart.ny.gov/ (link leaves DEC website).

Communities Can Get Started Now

For information on the steps to take to move your community toward certification, go to the Getting Started page (link leaves DEC website) in the new online portal.