Climate Smart

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Climate Smart Communities (CSC) is a New York State program that helps local governments take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate.

The Village of Philmont took the Climate Smart Communities pledge in March 2018, becoming a Registered Climate Smart Community. In March 2021, the Village Board passed a resolution forming a Climate Smart Task Force with Tom Paino as its Chair.


Mission Statement

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Climate Smart Communities Taskforce Team:

Tom Paino | CSC Chair *

Brian Johnson & Debra Gitterman | CSC Coordinators

Diana Toyas

Elizabeth Angello

Ruth Bruns

Candace Christiansen

Susan Mitchie

* Tom Paino has a career background in sustainable architecture. He was sustainability director for NYC’s Department of Design and Construction, responsible for meeting the city’s goals to reduce building generated carbon emissions through policy protocols & implementation. He also attended the 2015 Paris Climate Accord participating in the eight-day symposium on reducing climate emissions in buildings and infrastructure.


Work completed

Resolution #2, 2021 | Philmont Creates the Climate Smart Communities Task Force

MARCH 24, 2021 At the regular monthly workshop meeting of the Village of Philmont Board, held via video and teleconference, ...

Philmont Installs an Electric Car Charging Station at the Philmont Library

JULY 29, 2021 Did you know that we have an electric car charging station in the Village of Philmont? Our ...

Philmont Adopts the New York State Stretch Energy Code

AUGUST 9, 2021 Learn about the NYS StretchEnergy Code here ...

Philmont Switches to LED Streetlights!

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 To save the village money and reduce our carbon footprint, on September 15, 2021, Philmont's streetlights were ...

Resolution #2, 2021 to establish a Philmont Climate Smart Communities Task Force, March 24, 2021

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