FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2021
Kingston to Report
Community Climate Priorities
Results of Public
Survey to be Presented April 20 as Part of Earth Week Celebration
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is
pleased to announce that, as a part of the Climate
Action Plan 2030 development process, the results
of a public survey are now
available. The Climate Action Plan 2030 will determine the next ten years of
the City’s climate goals.
The survey ranked different priorities, such as clean
transportation, access to energy-efficient home improvements, local food
resources, land and water use, among others. With nearly 300 survey
respondents, the results will actively help the Climate Action Plan development
Kingston-based nonprofit Citizens for Local Power, which has
been assisting the City to engage community feedback, will host a virtual Town
Hall on Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30pm to present the
responses, and provide a forum for discussion and commentary. All are welcome
and encouraged to attend. Live Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Comments will be noted and sent anonymously to Cadmus, an environmental
consultancy group that is designing Kingston’s Climate Action Plan 2030.
Following the Climate Action Plan 2030 Town Hall, there will be
many ways to participate, including smaller community conversations surrounding
priority topics, including transportation, green jobs, healthy housing, water
and land use, and access to local food resources.
“The results of the survey show the commitment of Kingston
residents to creating a cleaner, greener Kingston that is healthier for all,”
said Mayor Noble. “This Town Hall is a critical part of our Earth Week
celebration and the more people who contribute to the discussion ensure that
the final Climate Action Plan 2030 will be equitable and truly representative
of the diversity of our city.”
For more information about the survey results, visit EngageKingston.com/climate-action-plan. For
details about the Climate Action Plan 2030 Town Hall, 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 resilience.
The Climate Action Plan 2030 is made possible by support from
the Novo Foundation.