Climate Smart Communities Certification ReportDownload PDF Version
This is the Climate Smart Communities Certification Report of Geneva, Town (Ontario). Geneva, Town (Ontario) is a bronze certified Climate Smart Community.
Geneva, Town (Ontario) was certified on September 19, 2022 with
140 points earned from 24 completed actions. Listed below is information regarding
Geneva, Town (Ontario)’s Climate Smart Communities efforts and materials associated with its certified actions.
The certification for Geneva, Town (Ontario) will expire on September 30, 2027.
The designated Climate Smart Communities contact for Geneva, Town (Ontario) is:
|Address:||3750 County Road 6|
Geneva, NY 14456
Each approved action and supporting documentation for which Geneva, Town (Ontario) was approved for in 2022 appears below. Note: Standards for the actions below may have changed and the documentation listed may no longer satisfy requirements for that action.
1. Build a climate-smart community.
1.1 Pass a Resolution Adopting the CSC Pledge4 Points
- pdf CSC Pledge
PE1 Action: CSC Task Force20 PointsBronze Mandatory Silver Mandatory
Program Summary: resolution passed by town board assigning a CSC coordinator and green team. Green team minutes. list of green team members and affiliations.
PE1 Action: CSC Coordinator10 PointsBronze Mandatory Silver Mandatory
Program Summary: resolution passed assigning a CSC coordinator. a recent meeting where Jacob Fox was acting in his role as climate smart coordinator. there is no term limit on the position.
PE1 Action: National/Regional Climate Program3 Points
Program Summary: the town is a certified clean energy community. I have included a screenshot from the clean energy communities website showing our scorecard.
PE1 Action: Partnerships with Other Entities3 Points
Program Summary: we collaborate with the city during our monthly meetings. we collaborate with over 5 counties and over 40 municipalities as a part of the Seneca Lake Intermunicipal organization. this grant I have linked below is proof that we are collaborating with Yates county
3. Decrease energy use.
PE3 Action: Government Building Energy Audits8 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
Program Summary: NYSP2I level 1 audit from 2020 for three town bldgs
PE3 Action: Benchmarking - Municipal Buildings4 Points
Program Summary: here is our 2021 benchmarking report
PE3 Action: Clean Energy Upgrades10 Points
Program Summary: copy of the NYSERDA approval for clean energy upgrades
PE3 Action: LED Street Lights8 Points
Program Summary: agreement with NYSEG for street lights
PE3 Action: Energy Code Enforcement Training5 Points
Program Summary: email from NYSERDA on energy code enforcement training
- image picture of email
4. Shift to clean, renewable energy.
5. Use climate-smart materials management.
PE5 Action: Government Solid Waste Audit2 Points
Program Summary: town waste audit
- word town waste audit
PE5 Action: Reuse Programs1 Points
Program Summary: town of Geneva hosted a swap day for lightly used goods called free stuff day
PE5 Action: Compost Bins for Residents2 Points
Program Summary: compost bins program listed on our website
PE5 Action: Residential Organic Waste Program2 Points
Program Summary: backyard compost program. you can see info on our town website https://www.townofgeneva.com/departments/trash_recycling_and_composting.php
6. Implement climate-smart land use.
PE6 Action: Unified Solar Permit5 Points
Program Summary: copy of our unified solar permit
- word Geneva USP.docx
PE6 Action: NYStretch Energy Code10 Points
Program Summary: nyserda approval of stretch energy code
- image nyserda approval email
PE6 Action: Complete Streets Policy4 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
PE6 Action: Planning for Biking and Walking3 Points
Program Summary: 2017 active transportation plan prepared for the city and town of Geneva
PE6 Action: Alternative-fuel Infrastructure4 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
Program Summary: installation of town of geneva owned EV charging station attached is a payment to peck electric for installation attach is a picture of the station
7. Enhance community resilience to climate change.
PE7 Action: Watershed Plan for Water Quality6 Points
Program Summary: 9 element plan see here https://senecawatershedio.wordpress.com/9e/
8. Support a green innovation economy.
PE8 Action: Green Vendor Fairs2 Points
Program Summary: town partnered with the city of geneva for a green vendor fair called mission zero
PE8 Action: Community Choice Aggregation12 Points
Program Summary: nyserda email saying we completed CCA
9. Inform and inspire the public.
PE9 Action: Climate-related Public Events3 Points
Program Summary: we hosted a mission zero event with the city to bring awareness to carbon emission and how to get to 0 emissions.
- pdf poster.pdf