Beacon awarded Silver Status as a Climate Smart Community


BEACON – The City of Beacon has been awarded silver status as a Climate Smart Community by the state, as a result of taking major environmental steps towards sustainability.

Beacon has completed 38 climate actions including developing Community and Government Greenhouse Gas Inventories, converting street lights and municipal building lights to LEDs, installing a solar field above an old landfill, installing electric vehicle charging stations, purchasing electric vehicles, and incorporating climate adaption and mitigation into the city’s comprehensive plan.

In total, the city has reduced municipal greenhouse gas emissions from city facilities by 35 percent from 2012 to 2019.

The Climate Smart Communities Program, administered by the State Department of Environmental Conservation, supports municipal efforts to meet the economic, social, and environmental challenges posed by climate change.

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