Links

•Sustainable Sullivan County: http://www.sustainablesullivancounty.org/

One-stop website with information on local incentives for homeowners and businesses for energy efficiency and renewable energy.  Also showcases sustainability work being done in Sullivan County.

•Sullivan County Mobility Management Transportation Facility 15kW Solar PV: http://www.sunnyportal.com/Templates/PublicPageOverview.aspx?page=dca87507-5d5c-4b53-9ada-dd3de5c481d0&plant=082e24fc-ca1b-4d5e-85fc-b2298362c0c4&splang=en-US#

Check out real time data about how much electricity the 15kW Solar Electric installation at the Sullivan County Mobility Management Transportation Facility is generating.  The website tracks total kWh generated, total carbon offset, total money saved, and monthly and daily electric production.

NYSERDA NY, http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides information and incentives for a range of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for NYS homes, businesses and municipalities.

•Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, http://www.nesea.org/

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the nation’s leading regional membership organization promoting sustainable energy solutions.

For more than thirty-five years, NESEA has supported and inspired a growing network of sustainable energy and sustainable building professionals committed to responsible energy use.  NESEA is committed to advancing three core elements: a multi-disciplinary network of professionals, sustainable energy solutions for the built environment, and proven results in the field.

•International Living Future Institute, https://ilbi.org/

The International Living Future Institute rusn the Living Building Challenge, a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program that addresses development at all scales. It is comprised of seven performance areas: Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity and Beauty. These are subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives, each of which focuses on a specific sphere of influence.

The purpose of the Living Building Challenge is straightforward – it defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. Whether your project is a single building, a park, a college campus or even a complete neighborhood community, Living Building Challenge provides a framework for design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.

•My Energy Plan, http://myenergyplan.net/

Interactive online tools for calculating CO2 and cost savings through selected energy-saving measures. A collaboration of New England Carbon Challenge, University of New Hampshire, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and NH Sustainable Energy Association.

•How Clean is my Electricity?, http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/how-clean.html

This EPA tool allows you to enter your zip code and electric utility provider and see how clean your electricity is in terms of Carbon Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, and Nitrous Oxide emissions.  You can compare your regions emissions with national averages, see how many emissions your home electric use generates, and then take actions to reduce them like make your home more energy efficient and buy green power.

•NYS Small Wind Explorer, http://www.nyswe.awstruepower.com/

Calculate the potential for wind power at your address or a location in your town with NYS Small Wind Explorer, a service of NYSERDA.

•The American Wind Energy Association, http://www.PowerofWind.com

Check out “How to Talk to a Wind Skeptic,” which deflates some popular misconceptions about wind power.

•350 Parts Per Million CO2 for Climate Change, http://www.350.org

For resources on the science of global climate change. See James Hansen et al: “Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim?”.

•How Green is My Town?, http://www.howgreenismytown.org/

How Green is My Town? How to Become an Environmentally Sustainable Community – from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

•Town of Bedford NY, http://www.bedfordny.info

Town of Bedford NY web site with information on various local climate action under the “Green Living” header.

•Town of Irondequoit, NY, http://www.irondequoit.org

From the Town of Irondequoit, NY. See under “Energy Policy,” the town’s Comprehensive Environmental and Energy Policy and action plan.

•Town of Red Hook, NY, http://www.redhook.org

Town of Red Hook, NY has posted its Climate Action Plan and information about communitywide efforts.

•SEEDs Pennsylvania, http://www.seedsgroup.net

Sustainable Energy Education & Development, Wayne County, PA.

•Post Peak Living, http://www.postpeakliving.com

What to expect as we transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

•The National Association of Counties, http://www.naco.org

The National Association of Counties provides resources including 2010 County Sustainability Strategies, data on sustainability efforts across the country.

•NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, http://www.dec.ny.gov/60.html

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation features web pages and resources for the Climate Smart Communities program.

•Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA), http://www.megaenergy.org

MEGA is an electricity and gas aggregator that saves businesses and municipalities money on energy purchases.

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