Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update April, 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 April, 2015.

Highlights from the Monthly Update:

Upcoming Events:

  • Highlighted Event: Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Education Seminar: It IS Easy Being Green – And It’s Smart Business: Thursday, April 23, 2015: 7:30 am – 9 am. 1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400, Poughkeepsie, NY. Seminar attendees will learn from a diverse group of speakers about four green topics that all businesses can apply quickly. Topics covered include: recycling, green procurement, energy efficiency for commercial and home-based businesses, and return on investment for a photovoltaic system. The Living Green Committee will provide a handout after the event that contains helpful links to sustainability. Sponsored by Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP. For more information and to register, visit: http://web.dcrcoc.org/events/Business-Education-Seminar-10473040/details.

  • Climate Smart Communities Webinar: Reducing Community Transportation Emissions: Thursday, April 9, 2015: 10:30 am – 12 pm. This webinar will examine ways communities can reduce their emissions from transportation through implementing transportation demand management (TDM) programs, traffic signal optimization, complete streets policies, providing electric vehicle charging stations and supporting and encouraging bike/pedestrian projects and car sharing programs. Alternative transportation options and operational practices that reduce VMTs will also be discussed. 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.

Resources:

  • DEC Resources: Creating a Natural Resources Inventory: A Guide for Communities in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed: The guide helps municipalities develop a natural resources inventory (NRI); provides case studies from the Hudson Valley and strategies for using NRIs for local planning initiatives. Find out more and download the guide, here:
    www.dec.ny.gov/lands/100925.html.