This past winter, the Lewis County Board of Legislators took the first step necessary to become certified as a Climate Smart Community, by adopting a 10-point pledge and appointing the newest county Planning Department member to lead the charge toward certification.
To date, 329 communities and counties across New York State have registered to become “climate smart”—working towards a variety of actions including climate-smart land use, decreased energy use, and innovations towards green economies.
We are standing by to assist local communities as they implement their land conservation goals related to climate-smart plans. Examples include supporting local farming and farmland protection, dual-use solar and farming, and
To find out more, check out the Climate Smart Communities website at climatesmart.ny.gov.