Marbletown has completed the steps required for certification as a Climate Smart Community. Marbletown joined 13 other New York communities achieving similar advancements in certification.
Each participating community must pass a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and put together a climate action task force that includes both municipal and citizen representatives. Then the work begins, with the community taking specific actions at the local level to combat climate change.
Communities are then awarded points towards certification based upon the actions selected. This is no small feat, since completing the steps required for certification requires years of concerted effort on many different projects and the documentation of these actions in and of itself requires hundreds of hours of work.