Climate Smart

Join the Climate Smart Task Force

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

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

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