3 newly inducted 'Climate Smart' communities located in Westchester

The Village of Bronxville, the Town of Pelham and the Town of North Salem are officially certified as Climate Smart Communities.

News 12 Staff

Sep 19, 2022, 9:18 PM

Updated 617 days ago

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The state is kicking off Climate Week by achieving a new milestone.
On Monday, New York state surpassed 100 "Climate Smart" communities, and three of the newly inducted communities are in Westchester County.
The Village of Bronxville, the Town of Pelham and the Town of North Salem are officially certified as Climate Smart Communities.
"Three new today, that's actually the most of any county in the state of New York," says Basil Seggos, commissioner of the DEC. Climate
Smart Communities are communities that pledge to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change."Provide local municipalities with grant funding for their climate plans and projects," says Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado.Every one of these communities has a plan in place as to how they will go just a little bit more green.
"Bronxville will be reducing waste, also organic waste and has installed electric vehicle charging stations," says Seggos. The Town of
North Salem will have LED street lighting, and Seggos says Pelham will have electric vehicle charging stations, LED streetlights and rooftop solar.
Since the climate smart community effort was in 2014, Westchester County now has a total of 19 certified communities.
The state has a total of 105 Climate Smart Communities. 

The Town of Pleasant Valley in Dutchess County was also added to the list.   


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