Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Capital Region Cleaner Greener Sustainability Plan - Public Workshops


Regional Sustainability Workshop To Be Held July 23 in Coxsackie
Regional Sustainability Workshop To Be Held July 25 in Queensbury

Regional Sustainability Workshop To Be Held July 24 in Rensselaer

http://www.albanysustainability.org/

MORE INFO AFTER THE BREAK


CONTACT: Behan Communications Inc., Sarah Boggess: (518) 792-3856

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2012

Regional Sustainability Workshop To Be Held July 23 in Coxsackie
Albany, NY =96 The public is invited to attend a workshop on Monday, July 2= 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coxsackie-Athens High School to discuss the devel= opment of a regional sustainability plan. Community residents from a wide r= ange of fields and expertise are encouraged to attend. The goal of this fac= ilitated workshop is to yield ideas from the public for improving sustainab= ility practices in the region. The feedback gathered from the public workshops will assist in the developm= ent of a comprehensive regional sustainability plan that is part of Governo= r Andrew M. Cuomo=92s Cleaner, Greener Communities Program. This program, f= unded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSE= RDA), empowers regions to create more sustainable communities through smart= growth practices. The regional sustainability plan is expected to include recommendations on = land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, energy and environmental= practices. It also will highlight opportunities for achieving greenhouse g= as reductions, energy efficiency savings and/or renewable energy deployment= while enhancing job creation, economic investment and development consiste= nt with the Regional Economic Development Council=92s strategic plan. A coalition of Capital Region municipalities and organizations has received= funding from NYSERDA to create the regional sustainability plan for the fo= llowing eight counties: Albany; Columbia; Greene; Rensselaer; Saratoga; Sch= enectady; Warren and Washington. The goal of the regional sustainability plan is to foster communities that = have lower costs, more businesses and jobs, and an improved environment and= quality of life. Citizens also are able to provide feedback and input through the project we= bsite at www.sustainablecapitalregion.org<http://www.sustainablecapitalregi= on.org>. Individuals are encouraged to participate online before the worksh= ops by posting their ideas on virtual sticky notes on county and community = maps. Citizens unable to attend the workshop will be able to participate in= an online open house after the event. Project information also can be found on Twitter at @sustaincapreg; or on F= acebook at facebook.com/sustainablecapitalregion.





Regional Sustainability Workshop To Be Held July 25 in Queensbury


Albany, NY =96 The public is invited to attend a workshop on Wednesday, Jul=
y 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Queensbury High School to discuss the developm=
ent of a regional sustainability plan. Community residents from a wide rang=
e of fields and expertise are encouraged to attend. The goal of this facili=
tated workshop is to yield ideas from the public for improving sustainabili=
ty practices in the region.


The feedback gathered from the public workshops will assist in the developm=
ent of a comprehensive regional sustainability plan that is part of Governo=
r Andrew M. Cuomo=92s Cleaner, Greener Communities Program. This program, f=
unded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSE=
RDA), empowers regions to create more sustainable communities through smart=
 growth practices.


The regional sustainability plan is expected to include recommendations on =
land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, energy and environmental=
 practices. It also will highlight opportunities for achieving greenhouse g=
as reductions, energy efficiency savings and/or renewable energy deployment=
 while enhancing job creation, economic investment and development consiste=
nt with the Regional Economic Development Council=92s strategic plan.


A coalition of Capital Region municipalities and organizations has received=
 funding from NYSERDA to create the regional sustainability plan for the fo=
llowing eight counties: Albany; Columbia; Greene; Rensselaer; Saratoga; Sch=
enectady; Warren and Washington.


The goal of the regional sustainability plan is to foster communities that =
have lower costs, more businesses and jobs, and an improved environment and=
 quality of life.


Citizens also are able to provide feedback and input through the project we=
bsite at www.sustainablecapitalregion.org<http://www.sustainablecapitalregi=
on.org>. Individuals are encouraged to participate online before the worksh=
ops by posting their ideas on virtual sticky notes on county and community =
maps. Citizens unable to attend the workshop will be able to participate in=
 an online open house after the event.


Project information also can be found on Twitter at @sustaincapreg; or on F=
acebook at facebook.com/sustainablecapitalregion.







CONTACT: Behan Communications Inc., Sarah Boggess: (518) 792-3856

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2012



Regional Sustainability Workshop To Be Held July 24 in Rensselaer


Albany, NY =96 The public is invited to attend a workshop on Tuesday, July =
24 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Commons Room at The Doane Stuart School in Renss=
elaer to discuss the development of a regional sustainability plan. Communi=
ty residents from a wide range of fields and expertise are encouraged to at=
tend. The goal of this facilitated workshop is to yield ideas from the publ=
ic for improving sustainability practices in the region.


The feedback gathered from the public workshops will assist in the developm=
ent of a comprehensive regional sustainability plan that is part of Governo=
r Andrew M. Cuomo=92s Cleaner, Greener Communities Program. This program, f=
unded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSE=
RDA), empowers regions to create more sustainable communities through smart=
 growth practices.


The regional sustainability plan is expected to include recommendations on =
land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, energy and environmental=
 practices. It also will highlight opportunities for achieving greenhouse g=
as reductions, energy efficiency savings and/or renewable energy deployment=
 while enhancing job creation, economic investment and development consiste=
nt with the Regional Economic Development Council=92s strategic plan.


A coalition of Capital Region municipalities and organizations has received=
 funding from NYSERDA to create the regional sustainability plan for the fo=
llowing eight counties: Albany; Columbia; Greene; Rensselaer; Saratoga; Sch=
enectady; Warren and Washington.


The goal of the regional sustainability plan is to foster communities that =
have lower costs, more businesses and jobs, and an improved environment and=
 quality of life.


Citizens also are able to provide feedback and input through the project we=
bsite at www.sustainablecapitalregion.org<http://www.sustainablecapitalregi=
on.org>. Individuals are encouraged to participate online before the worksh=
ops by posting their ideas on virtual sticky notes on county and community =
maps. Citizens unable to attend the workshop will be able to participate in=
 an online open house after the event.


Project information also can be found on Twitter at @sustaincapreg; or on F=
acebook at facebook.com/sustainablecapitalregion.

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