February, 2022 — The Climate Smart Task Force working through the NYS Clean Energy Communities Program secured a $5000 grant to purchase energy efficient appliances for the Greco Senior Center kitchen.

March, 2022 — TheTask Force applied for and was awarded approximately $1,000 grant to fund the planting of three trees at Cantine Field.

April, 2022 — The Task Force sponsored the first Arbor Day Celebration at Cantine Field.

June, 2022 — The Town received approval for a $10,000 grant to fund LED lighting for Town Hall.

August, 2022 - The Climate Smart Task Force partnered with Library Director Jen Russell to present Green Programing at the Library.

September, 2022 - Members of the Task Force submitted comments on the Draft Scoping Document for the Winston Farm Development Proposal.


The Climate Crisis is at a critical stage. Urgent action is needed.

Our planet is experiencing more intense heat, bigger storms, longer droughts, increased flooding, raging wildfires, melting glaciers, and rising sea levels. And yes, man-made greenhouse gases are causing our climate to change.

That's why the Saugerties Town Board took these actions:

By working together — Town government, residents, and business owners — we can reduce greenhouse gas emmissions while building our local economy, and be part of the solution to the climate crisis. Here are some suggestions:

What You Can Do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
What You Can Do
What Saugerties Businesses Can Do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
What Businesses Can Do
What The Town of Saugerties is doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
What Saugerties Is Doing

Upcoming Events

Repair Cafe - Rhinebeck
A Repair Cafe is a free community event. You bring your broken but beloved items and together with volunteer repair coaches. WE FIX THEM!

The Climate Crisis is an issue that cannot — and must not — be dismissed, avoided, or put on the back burner hoping that the federal government or some other entity will fix the problem for us.

There is an immediacy to this threat that requires all of us to be proactive and take responsibility for our little corner of the world as we work to further reduce our municipal greenhouse gas emissions and develop additional mitigation policies to address current and future impacts.

Our town's Climate Smart Saugerties task force is a perfect example of how volunteer efforts are bringing us closer to an energy sustainable future. The work of the task force couldn't be more important.”

Fred Costello Jr, Supervisor, Town of Saugerties NY