Climate Action Plan 2030

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The City of Kingston is creating a Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP), which will provide a blueprint to build sustainable, resilient, and independent energy, food, economic, and social systems over the next 10 years. With your help, we'll develop a vision that is community-wide, bold, transformative, engaging, and capable of achieving sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

In spring 2020, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation named Kingston the first Silver Certified Climate Smart City in the State of New York. This honor recognizes our strong efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. To date, measures we've taken include installation of EV charging stations in public parking lots and solar panels on municipal buildings, and integration of green infrastructure into streetscape projects, to name a few.

The Climate Action Plan 2030 will build upon this successful climate smart work in order to further achieve a safe, healthy community for generations to come. Our leaders are invested in a more sustainable future, and the process of developing our CAP is a key opportunity for the community to provide input.

The Climate Action Plan 2030 will seek to improve:

  • Air quality
  • Access to EV charging stations
  • Food waste resources such as composting
  • Access to cost-effective, energy-saving home improvements
  • Availability of renewable energy to low-income households, including community solar
  • Workforce initiatives and training for green jobs
  • Public transportation

The Climate Action Plan 2030 will be developed by the City and the community with assistance from Cadmus, an environmental consultancy firm, and Citizens for Local Power, a nonprofit energy educator, which will host a series of community engagement meetings over the next 10 months.

Recent CAP 2021 survey results can be found here.

Please watch a recording of the CAP 2030 Kick-off meeting that took place on January 14, 2021 in which consultants from Cadmus presented findings from months of research.

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The City of Kingston is creating a Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP), which will provide a blueprint to build sustainable, resilient, and independent energy, food, economic, and social systems over the next 10 years. With your help, we'll develop a vision that is community-wide, bold, transformative, engaging, and capable of achieving sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

In spring 2020, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation named Kingston the first Silver Certified Climate Smart City in the State of New York. This honor recognizes our strong efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. To date, measures we've taken include installation of EV charging stations in public parking lots and solar panels on municipal buildings, and integration of green infrastructure into streetscape projects, to name a few.

The Climate Action Plan 2030 will build upon this successful climate smart work in order to further achieve a safe, healthy community for generations to come. Our leaders are invested in a more sustainable future, and the process of developing our CAP is a key opportunity for the community to provide input.

The Climate Action Plan 2030 will seek to improve:

  • Air quality
  • Access to EV charging stations
  • Food waste resources such as composting
  • Access to cost-effective, energy-saving home improvements
  • Availability of renewable energy to low-income households, including community solar
  • Workforce initiatives and training for green jobs
  • Public transportation

The Climate Action Plan 2030 will be developed by the City and the community with assistance from Cadmus, an environmental consultancy firm, and Citizens for Local Power, a nonprofit energy educator, which will host a series of community engagement meetings over the next 10 months.

Recent CAP 2021 survey results can be found here.

Please watch a recording of the CAP 2030 Kick-off meeting that took place on January 14, 2021 in which consultants from Cadmus presented findings from months of research.

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