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December 09, 2016
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The season of hope

Five Sullivan towns have also joined the CSC program and are in various stages of progress crafting their own energy efficiency goals: Bethel, Cochecton, Delaware, Lumberland, and Tusten. Others towns are collecting their baseline energy data as they consider adopting the pledge.

Five New York State (NYS) agencies are involved in supporting the CSC program: the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Department of State, the Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Public Service Commission. Climate-smart communities can also benefit from newly increased technical assistance and customized guidance provided by VHB Engineering through a contract with the DEC. Information about these resources, and the remarkable activities of our neighboring counties and towns, can be found at www.midhudsoncsc.org.

Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in creating these hopeful developments—from the tireless activists who engage on these issues, to the town and county officials who are envisioning a more resilient future, to the energetic community volunteers who are helping their towns achieve that vision. Your sustainability efforts are a magnificent gift to us all.

Enjoy the season!