Climate Smart Task Force

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The Climate Smart Task Force is part of the Climate Smart Communities Program, a New York State initiative to help local communities reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, prepare for impacts of climate change and save taxpayer dollars.

The Climate Smart Task Force participates in educational activities and campaigns that serve to educate residents and businesses on climate change as well as methods to reduce energy consumption, increase energy efficiency, and develop new sources of clean, renewable power.Solarize 2

The Climate Smart Task Force initiated Solarize Saratoga to help homeowners and small businesses through the process of going solar while saving up to 20% of total installation costs. 

To Participate or Find Out More:

City of Saratoga Springs
Tina Carton, Administrator of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation and Sustainability
Tina.Carton@saratoga-springs.org
(518) 587-3550 ext 2534

Committee Members

  • Rayna Caldwell, Chair
  • Dan Barusch
  • Tina Carton
  • Ethan H. Winter
  • Dr. Lale Davidson
  • Keith Forbes
  • Michael Horn
  • Steve Kasselman
  • Pam Krison
  • Marilyn Rivers
  • Karen Totino

On December 20, 2011, the City of Saratoga Springs City Council unanimously approved the Climate Smart Communities Resolution and pledged to be a Climate Smart City. The City of Saratoga Springs in partnership with the City’s Climate Smart Task Force submitted the data to the DEC in order web portal for Saratoga Springs to become a Bronze Certified Climate Smart Community in December of 2019. On March 12, 2020, the DEC announced that Saratoga Springs had become a Bronze Certified Climate Smart Community.

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Resolution from City Council Meeting Minutes:

City of Saratoga Springs Climate Smart Communities Resolution

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