Many cities and towns in the county have already begun taking local actions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to improve the economic vitality and livability of their communities. Several of these municipalities have shared their best practices for how to get started and how to engage local officials and citizen volunteers seeking to develop a sustainability program or take the one they have to the next level.
Below are three presentations that describe the steps municipal leaders and citizen volunteers in Bedford, Tarrytown & Larchmont took in order to implement a sustainability program that worked for them.
While individual programs reflect the varied culture and constituencies of their municipalities, experience has shown there are common steps in getting started. Click on the links below or to the right under "Getting Started" to learn more about the steps your community can take to build or advance a sustainability program.