Nyack is a local leader on climate action and is committed to protecting the environment through planning, policy, and practice.
The Sustainability Coordinator organizes the Village's participation in initiatives, including the NYS Climate Smart Communities and NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities programs, and supports collaboration among Village officials, departments, boards, committee and community groups to advance the Village's sustainability agenda.
The Nyack Climate Smart Committee helps the Village government and the community address climate change. The committee has working groups on clean energy, recycling and waste, greener transportation, natural resources, and adapting to climate change impacts.
Nyack Climate Action Plan – Nyack 2030: Nyack is developing a roadmap for climate action with a set of goals and milestones for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change by 2030. Input from a broad cross section of the community will shape the plan, starting with a public workshop to be held in March. This $40,000 project has been funded in part by The Climate Smart Community Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.”
Climate Smart Communities: Nyack was the first community in Rockland County to achieve Bronze certification in the Climate Smart Communities program and continues to follow the guidance it provides on all aspects of climate mitigation and adaptation.
NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities: Nyack was the first community in Rockland County to become a designated Clean Energy Community. The Village has earned an impressive 4100 points in the program by accomplishing High Impact Actions and has received $20,000 in no cost grants for clean energy projects. See our score cared here.
To learn more and get involved contact Marcy Denker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nyack Climate Smart Committee
LED Streetlight Conversion
LED Lights at Nyack Water Treatment Plant
Leaf Blower Ordinance: The law permits seasonal use of gas powered leaf blowers through 2023, and initiates a permanent year-round ban as of 2024.
Pollinator Pathway: Nyack support Pollinator Pathways in planting of five new beds in the downtown area and one in the Nyack Marina.
Electric Vehicle Purchase for the Building Department, with partial funding from Clean Energy Communities Grant.
Food Scrap Recycling: Nyack is the top participant in the Orangetown Food Scrap Recycling Program.
Village Hall Roof Project to improve insulation.
New Electric Vehicle Charging Station: Plans for new, faster level 2 chargers downtown and by the marina.
DPW Energy Efficiency Upgrades to LED lights, heat pump and better HVAC ventilation.
Curbside Recycling, annual trend data on volume and rebates received from Rockland Green.
Marcy Denker, Co-Chair
Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Researching and developing plans for the DPW, Water Plant, and Village Hall.
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy: Developing a proposalEV Charging Stations and Electric Vehicle Grant writing and project research and support.
Climate Action Plan Support with input and organizing
Climate Smart Newsletter: Planning for a downloadable pdf newsletter to be emailed from the Village regularly.