Nassau County, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky to announce Nassau County’s participation in the New York’s Climate Smart Communities Program and to adopt a series of Climate Smart goals. The bill was unanimously passed by the Nassau County Legislature in late December.
“It is our responsibility to protect our environment for generations to come and Nassau County stands ready to do our part. We are pledging to make significant strides towards fighting climate change by joining the Climate Smart Communities program. We are excited about the prospects of working together to create a more sustainable, cleaner New York,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
“New York is leading the way on combating climate change and ensuring a green, sustainable future for generations to come,” said Senator Todd Kaminsky, chair of the NYS Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. “I commend County Executive Laura Curran on her commitment to making Nassau a climate smart community and transitioning away from inefficient and cost-prohibitive energy sources.”
“Climate change is the defining issue of our generation. On behalf of DEC, I applaud Nassau County for adopting the Climate Smart Communities pledge and joining the communities across New York State who are working to tackle this challenge in a collaborative and proactive way,” New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos said.
Members of the Climate Smart Communities program are a network of New York communities engaged in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving climate resilience. The program provides guidance to local governments on best practices for mitigating and adapting to climate change.
By participating in the program Nassau County vows to:
Nassau County is already taking steps towards meeting new energy goals and switching to sustainable practices.
To view the County Executive’s environmental PSA click here.