Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update January, 2015

The Environment and Energy Program’s monthly update contains information on: upcoming events, outdoor recreation, green living tips, environmental resources and materials, and environmental notice bulletins for Dutchess County. The update is sent out via e-mail, and is also posted on the CCE Dutchess website on the first Friday of every month.

Please click here to view the entire update for the month of January, 2015.

Highlights from the Monthly Update:

Upcoming Events:

  • Climate Smart Communities Webinar: For more on Climate Smart Communities Webinars, click here. 2014-2015 Climate Smart Communities webinar schedule: www.dec.ny.gov/energy/86246.html. For past webinars, view the archive, here. Getting to Net-Zero Energy Homes: Thursday, January 8, 2015: 10:30 am – 12 pm. Building on 20 years of “lessons learned” from the award winning EcoVillage Ithaca, and three model projects under development locally, our webinar presenters set out to show how greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 80% compared to typical homes in the county, and to use these results to drive change in new residential development. This webinar will explain how net-zero energy homes are possible now and will cover the principles behind three projects, with an overview of each project and a summary of lessons learned. Agenda. Register: Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8323.
  • EPA Webinar: Food Waste Reduction Alliance Webinar: Thursday, January 15, 2015: 1 – 2:30 pm. Stresses on food production systems due to multiple social, economic and environmental factors have revealed alarming statistics about the amount, causes and consequences of wasted food in the US and globally. This presentation will dive into the wasted food problem and share information about the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, a unique collaboration working to address it. Register here.

Green Living

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