FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2012
North Hempstead to Host Nassau County Public Meeting for Cleaner, Greener Communities Grant
MEDIA CONTACTS: Collin Nash | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY– Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board invite Nassau County residents to attend a meeting for the purpose of providing input for the regional sustainability plan being created through the Cleaner, Green Communities Grant.
The Town of North Hempstead is the lead agency for this New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) planning grant to create a regional sustainability plan for Long Island.
The meeting will be held on Monday, March 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden St. Westbury, NY. Those attending the meeting will be informed of the plan’s progress and invited to share ideas on topics they would like to see included.
A meeting for Suffolk County residents is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main Street Islip, NY. An East End meeting will be held March 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY.
The sustainability plan will focus on greenhouse gas reduction and job creation within the topic sectors of: water management, waste management, community development and housing, energy and transportation, as well as land use and livable communities. The eight-month-long planning process is scheduled to be completed by the end of April, 2013.
As well as the Town of North Hempstead, the steering committee for the Long Island region also consists of Vision Long Island, the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and AECOM. These groups will be presenting the work completed so far and soliciting input from all Long Island residents.
For more information on the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program please visit www.cleanergreenerli.org or call 311.