EAC is working with Pace Law School Land Use Law Center (LULC) and The College of New Jersey/Sustainable Jersey (TCNJ) under the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program to strategic advisor to NYSERDA as it develops a unified approach to local governments and communities. The emphasis of this effort is to integrate the state’s Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program and certification actions with the goals and direction of other state-based efforts to encourage sustainability. Specifically, EAC staff have helped to identify relevant programs and strategies to integrate into the CSC certification program, and worked to identify best practices and resources such as web tools, standards, and funding sources that could be added to the certification web interface. For more information about the Climate Smart Communities program, see http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/76483.html.
For more information, contact Karen Lowrie.