About Our Organization
The Philipstown Climate Smart Communities Task Force is a volunteer steering committee to the Town of Philipstown whose mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change by increasing use of renewables while decreasing overall energy use; supporting development of a more sustainable local economy; educating and inspiring community members and businesses to contribute to climate solutions; and conserving our natural resources and wildlife for future generations.
NOTE: Net Zero is the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere
Who We Are
In June, 2017, the Town of Philipstown adopted the state’s Climate Smart Community Pledge,a program created by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and convened a task force of local community members to help the Town of Philipstown achieve Climate Smart Certification.
In 2020 we completed our Greenhouse Gas Emissions report Sink, Store, Reduce, Offset: An innovative GHG inventory and its implications for achieving local carbon neutrality.
March 2021 We became a bronze certified Climate Smart Community.
What We Do
Climate Smart Philipstown is committed to working with the Town and local community to achieve its goal of net-zero emissions.* We believe the drastic reduction of carbon emissions will lead to a healthier, connected, resilient and regenerative community. We will educate and provide resources so that everyone can take action, at whatever level they can. To be successful, it will take all of us working together.