Westchester County

Climate Change and Sustainability

Climate Change and Sustainability

globeInHandsIn 2008, Westchester County presented its comprehensive Action Plan calling for an aggressive reduction goal for greenhouse gas emissions by all sectors of the community: a 20 percent reduction by 2015 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050. Read the plan to learn what you can do to contribute.

Governments, businesses, K-12 and higher education institutions all have a part to play in this critical initiative. We encourage all Westchester residents to use the resources assembled here to take action on this critical issue.

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Save money while reducing your company’s carbon footprint. Take the Westchester Green Business Challenge. Sign up to receive easy-to-use tools and valuable recognition. Learn More

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County Government
The county is committed to working with all sectors of the community to achieve GHG reduction goals. Use the interactive Global Warming Action Plan to learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint and promote sustainability. Learn More

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Municipal Government
Full municipal participation in Westchester is critical to regional sustainability efforts. Start a sustainability program in your community or use our resources and tools to take your existing program to the next level. Learn More

Higher Education

Higher Education
The county is partnering with the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities to implement its Action Plan and track sustainability efforts of county colleges and universities. Learn More

K - 12

K-12: Green Schools Coalition of Westchester
K-12 schools are rethinking programs and policies with the environment in mind. See who's involved. Read the Education Appendix of the Action Plan for a valuable list of resources and recommedations. Learn More