Climate Smart Gardiner
is part of the Climate Smart Communities Program, a New York State initiative to help local communities reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, prepare for impacts of climate change and save taxpayer dollars.
Through a network of coordinators and program services, Climate Smart Communities are engaged in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving climate resilience. The Climate Smart Communities program is free and voluntary; there are no fees or legal requirements. The Climate Smart Communities program supports municipalities as they plan and carry out climate-friendly actions that match community goals and save taxpayer dollars. Over 270 New York municipalities have made the decision to engage their citizens in energy efficiency, renewable energy and the green economy through the ten program elements in the Climate Smart Communities pledge.
By enabling localities to act on climate without mandating which programs or policies they should adopt, the Climate Smart Communities program helps localities to discover and adopt the measures that will work best for them, and to create sustainable, vibrant and attractive places to live and work.
Climate Smart Gardiner has an official Taskforce, appointed by the Town Supervisor of Gardiner, to steer its initiatives. The Taskforce members are as follows: Franco Carucci, Rebecca Carucci, David Dukler (Liaison to Gardiner Town Board), Rick Irizari (Liaison to Gardiner Environmental Conservation Commission), Lisa Lindsley, Jason Mayer (Coordinator), Kim Mayer, Tia Minisinkos, Suger Rowinski, Holly Shader, Aimee Spring-Cecil, Mark Varian, and Stephen Weir.