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Planning and Setting Goals

  • Municipal Operations Climate Action Plan- This comprehensive plan details the Town's efforts in locally reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing energy saving measures and adapting to the changing climate, as well as other sustainability initiatives in the Town's own operations and facilities. It also includes results of a municipal greenhouse gas inventory for 2019.
  • Community Climate Action Plan- The Town is working on a plan detailing actions that can be taken throughout the community to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
    • The Town currently has community GHG emissions data from the LI Carbon Footprint Project completed by NYIT in 2013. The emissions data for 2010 can be viewed HERE and a supplementary report HERE. The Town is looking into doing a current inventory to see if emissions from these different sources have changed over the years and to determine further reductions. The full NYIT report can be found HERE.
  • The Town adopted an Organics Management Plan to reduce the flow of wasted food which will in turn reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help feed the hungry in the North Hempstead community.
  • The Town completed a Public Engagement and Education Plan that details how to accomplish climate change related outreach and events in the community. This includes this webpage, social media posts, multiple educational events, and more.
  • In June 2022, the Town released a climate change community survey to identify key issues, perceptions, concerns and priorities facing our Town with respect to climate change. Results will help shape the Town's climate action planning and will be released soon. View the survey results and analysis HERE.
  • Benchmarking Town building energy use- the Town is currently tracking all energy use in its buildings over 1,000 square feet to see where it can reduce use: