Kingston Launches Survey on
Public Survey Will be Open through February 7, 2021
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor
Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, as a part of the Climate Action
Plan 2030 development process, a survey to gather community input is now open.
The Climate Action Plan 2030 will determine the next ten years of the City’s
climate goals, and the public will co-author the plan.
The short survey
can be taken in English or Spanish at EngageKingston.com until
February 7, 2021. In addition to the survey, the community will have multiple ways
to get involved, including a public informational meeting next week, as well as
focus groups, town hall meetings, and workshops.
The Climate Action
Plan 2030 Kick-off Meeting, which will be held on January 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm,
will include presentations by the City of Kingston’s Environmental Education
and Sustainability Coordinator, representatives from Kingston-based nonprofit
Citizens for Local Power, and Cadmus Group, an environmental consultancy firm.
Cadmus will provide a broad overview of the planning process and examples of
the type of recommendations that could be included in the final Climate Action
“We’re proud of
all of our sustainability efforts, including becoming the first city in New
York to earn the Climate Smart Community Silver certification,” said Mayor
Noble. “The Climate Action Plan 2030 will further our environmental stewardship
by designing a blueprint for our City to continue to address and plan for
climate change. We are looking to the public for their input on areas to
prioritize. We hope every resident with an interest in future planning will
take our survey and participate in this important roadmap to a greener
thing here is that for Kingston’s new Climate Action Plan to succeed, everyone
has to get into the act by changing their lives and ways of doing things,” said
Citizens for Local Power’s Board President Susan H. Gillespie. “Done right, the
energy transition will mean more jobs, cleaner and healthier homes, and a more
livable city for everyone ten years from now. CLP’s job is to ensure that
community voices are heard in every phase of this project. Climate justice is
key. We invite everyone to speak up and speak out.”
information and to complete the survey, visit EngageKingston.com/climate-action-plan. For details about the
Climate Action Plan 2030 Kick-off Meeting, please click here.
Citizens for Local
Power (CLP) helps communities in the Mid-Hudson Region transition to a
locally-based, clean energy economy. Combining research, education, advocacy,
and project coordination, CLP supports community and municipal engagement in
energy decision-making, transforming energy policy and practice to strengthen
local economies, mitigate climate change and increase resilience. CLP works
across party lines with municipalities, elected officials, environmental and
energy NGOs, local media, labor, and the public.
Cadmus Group is a
strategic and technical consultancy team of leading experts who work across
disciplines to help communities and organizations achieve extraordinary
results, from energy, water, and transportation to safety, security, and
The Climate Action
Plan 2030 is made possible by support from the Novo Foundation.