Ulster named ‘Cli­mate Smart Com­mu­nity’

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

Ulster County has been des­ig­nated the state’s ninth “Cli­mate Smart Com­mu­nity.”

The county was pre­sented with a bronze-level cer­ti­fi­ca­tion on Sept. 17. Only two other com­mu­ni­ties statewide have been bronze-level cer­ti­fied.

In ad­di­tion to re­duc­ing en­ergy use, Ulster County is pur­chas­ing re­new­able en­ergy cred­its to off­set the green­house gas emis­sions as­so­ci­ated with elec­tric­ity use and is tak­ing a com­pre­hen­sive ap­proach to re­duc­ing en­ergy use and emis­sions as­so­ci­ated with trans­porta­tion.

Ini­tia­tives in­clude a ve­hi­cle-ef­fi­ciency pol­icy, adding ad­vanced ve­hi­cles to the county fleet, sup­port­ing low-emis­sion public tran­sit and in­stalling nine charg­ing sta­tions for elec­tric ve­hi­cles.

The county Leg­is­la­ture adopted a Cli­mate Smart Com­mu­nity pledge in 2011. Eight lo­cal gov­ern­ments in the county cur­rently par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gram, in­clud­ing the city of Kingston.

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