The NYS DEC Announced the City of Ithaca is New York’s 17th Certified Climate Smart Community!

“Launched in 2014, the Climate Smart Communities Certification Program recognizes local governments that have taken action to reduce emissions and protect their communities from a changing climate. The 17 Certified Climate Smart Communities represent New York’s foremost leaders in local climate action.

The city of Ithaca earned certification points in nearly all of the 10 Climate Smart Community Pledge Elements, illustrating its well-rounded, comprehensive climate action strategy that embraces both mitigation and adaptation. Ithaca has completed multiple greenhouse gas emissions inventories for both municipal operations and the broader community, and created an Energy Action Plan to guide progress toward reducing emissions.”

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