“GREENING GREENBURGH” FORGES AHEAD AS CLIMATE ACTION TASK FORCE PRESENTS TO TOWN BOARD MARCH 11, 2009
Live Cablecast on Channel #76 at 7:30 p.m. Highlights will broadcast on Channel #75 3/13 at 6:30p.m., 3/14 at 8:30 a.m., 3/15 at 6:30 p.m.
Greenburgh, N.Y. - On March 11 the Greenburgh Climate Action Task Force will make its first presentation to the Town Board. Chairman Frank Musantry will present Task Force goals and objectives, overall mission and introduce key members of the Task Force who will discuss the Greenburgh Climate Action Plan currently in development. Allegra Dengler, Energy Conservation Coordinator will offer background information on why the Task Force was formed and update the Board on new developments relative to federal funding for Greening Greenburgh.
The plan details the policies and measures local government will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve its emissions reduction target in the following areas: Vehicle Use; Municipal Buildings and Infrastructure; Waste Reduction, Recycling and Green Production; Land Use, Planning, and Codes; Grounds, Trees and Open Space; Implementation; and Public Awareness.
The Greenburgh Climate Action Plan is slated for formal introduction to the Town on April 22, 2009 at the new Greenburgh Library in conjunction with Earth Day. A full program is planned to run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to include a number of prominent sustainability experts including: Edna Sussman who serves on NYC’s panel of Climate Change, Pam Lippe, President Earth Day NY, Robert Funicello, Westchester’s Environmental Program Director, the Mayors of Irvington, Tarrytown, Ardsley, Hastings, Elmsford and Dobbs Ferry - all villages served by The Town of Greenburgh , County Executive Andy Spano and Greenburgh Town Supervisor, Paul Feiner.
Deann Cartwright, Conservation Outreach Coordinator will provide information on the Town’s new status as one of only 10 U. S. “Spotlight Conversations” sites. As part of the 2009 National Conversation on Climate Action, the Town of Greenburgh will host a local event in concert with hundreds of others taking place nationwide on Earth Day 2009. Spotlight Conversations communities are part of an elite group that will be highlighted nationally. The program is sponsored by (ICLEI) Local Governments for Sustainability USA, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, AmericaSpeaks and Earth Day Network.
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