As concerns about climate change grow, New York State, Ulster County and the Town of Hurley have initiated programs to mitigate and adapt to this challenge. At the town level this Task Force was formed to advise the Town, create plans, articulate specific goals and complete projects to prepare for changes ahead.
We completed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, and continue to work on climate action plans, vulnerability assessments, and planning other actions. We were awarded Bronze Level Certification in April 2023. Town residents can follow the Town's progress and plans toward achieving GHG targets and other goals in these pages. Subscribe below to get updates.
Starting in February 2023, monthly Task Force meetings are planned for the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM via Google Meet. If a conflict arises, meetings will be held the next day. Check the schedule below.
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/eee-uuvh-ehy
Or dial: (US) +1 912-712-4401
PIN: 283 106 119#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/eee-uuvh-ehy?pin=9485310580613
Jan 31 May 8 Sep 12
Feb 15 Jun 13 Oct 10
Mar 14 Jul 8 Nov TBD
Apr 11 Aug 8 Dec 12
Looking for Agendas & Minutes?
These are now posted on the Town of Hurley's website.
Find them online at TownOfHurley.org//climate-smart-task-force
The Town of Hurley is taking steps to become better prepared for a changing climate. The town created the ClimateSmart Task Force and became part of the NYS initiative.
As tasks are completed, points are received. The CSTF earned enough points to obtain Bronze Certification in 2023.
Hurley's ClimateSmart Assessment was just completed in 2021. By using this tool the CSTF identified actions the town has already completed; what actions are in process; and how best to prioritize these tasks for achieving Silver certification for the Town of Hurley.
Find many ideas for how you can do things in your home and life to improve climate resiliency, and reduct your own carbon footprint.
A summary of actions that residents and businesses in the community can take to reduce their GHG emissions: The best answer is to electrify as much as possible, and to identify the ways and means to preserve materials, reduce waste, conserve vegetation, and save money.