Climate Smart Communities Certification ReportDownload PDF Version
This is the Climate Smart Communities Certification Report of Bethel, Town (Sullivan). Bethel, Town (Sullivan) is a bronze certified Climate Smart Community.
Bethel, Town (Sullivan) was certified on September 26, 2018 with
125 points earned from 22 completed actions. Listed below is information regarding
Bethel, Town (Sullivan)’s Climate Smart Communities efforts and materials associated with its certified actions.
The certification for Bethel, Town (Sullivan) will expire on August 31, 2023.
The designated Climate Smart Communities contact for Bethel, Town (Sullivan) is:
|Title:||Green Committee Co-Chair|
|Address:||P.O. Box 300|
White Lake, NY 12786
Each approved action and supporting documentation for which Bethel, Town (Sullivan) was approved for in 2018 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 Force8 PointsBronze Mandatory Silver Mandatory
Program Summary: Town of Bethel Green Committee Meeting Minutes
- pdf 2016 GT Task Force.pdf
- pdf January and April 2018 Meeting Minutes
- word Bethel Green Committee minutes, November 14, 2016.docx
- word Bethel Green Committee minutes, September 26, 2016.docx
- word Bethel Green Committee-2015 Committee Appointment.docx
- pdf Resolution to appoint Green Comm as Task Force.pdf
PE1 Action: CSC Coordinator10 PointsBronze Mandatory Silver Mandatory
1.4 Create an Internal Green Team Focused on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation8 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
PE1 Action: National/Regional Climate Program3 Points
Program Summary: Link to Clean Energy Communities which we are a part of. https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Clean-Energy-Communities/CEC-Map
2. Inventory emissions, set goals, and plan for climate action.
PE2 Action: Government Operations GHG Inventory16 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
3. Decrease energy use.
PE3 Action: Government Building Energy Audits12 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
PE3 Action: Energy Benchmarking for Government Buildings4 Points
PE3 Action: Advanced Vehicles4 Points
Program Summary: April 4, 2018 River Report Newspaper Article - Bethel Getting Cleaner and Greener" https://riverreporter.com/news-news-stories/bethel-getting-cleaner-and-greener Fleet Schedule as of May 1, 2018 demonstrating the EV comprises over 10% of the light duty vehicles.
3.13 Adopt an Anti-idling Policy for Government Vehicles3 Points
3.22 Provide E-waste Collection in Local Government Buildings3 Points
- pdf ewaste memo.pdf
4. Shift to clean, renewable energy.
PE4 Action: Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies3 Points
5. Use climate-smart materials management.
5.7 Offer Recycling to Residents4 Points
6. Implement climate-smart land use.
6.3 Adopt a Renewable Energy Ordinance2 Points
6.6 Incentivize Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects5 Points
PE6 Action: Alternative-fuel Infrastructure6 PointsBronze Priority Silver Priority
8. Support a green innovation economy.
9. Inform and inspire the public.
PE9 Action: Local Climate Action Website2 Points
Program Summary: http://town.bethel.ny.us/Cleaner-GreenerCommunity.html
PE9 Action: Social Media3 Points
Program Summary: The Town of Bethel has an active Facebook Page to disseminate information that includes town, county and state recycling, energy efficiency, sustainability and education events, and links to outside resources, such as the Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Clean Energy Communities. Link to Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bethelnewyork/