The Climate Resilience Committee has two preliminary recommendations that we believe warrant immediate mention and do not need to wait for the final report. Specifically, the committee believes:
1. That the Village ought to join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Climate Smart Communities program by (a) passing the required municipal resolution to effect policies that will help the Village mitigate and adapt to the effects of global warming, and (b) initiating a community discussion to educate residents about the effects of climate change and practical measures they can take to become more energy resilient; and
2. That the Village should issue a proclamation establishing a "Sustainability Day" on a Sunday in May 2020 to celebrate the accomplishments to date by the Village to make Scarsdale a more sustainable and environmentally friendly community on a number of fronts, including climate, to educate the community about existing programs and services available to residents on these issues, and to call for every member of the community to do their part to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change in their everyday lives.
President Statement Climate Smart Communities