Happy Earth Day from the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board
It seems that most of the time when we read about the environment we’re reading bad news. Not in New Castle. While we are a relatively small municipality, we are taking big steps to address environmental concerns and preserve our planet for the next generation – while reducing town, residential, and business costs. More importantly, the leadership New Castle has shown is motivating other municipalities to do the right thing.
Yes, we have significant and critical challenges. 2015 was the Earth’s hottest year since records began in 1880. The CO2 and other greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere are trapping heat and warming the planet. 2016 is expected to be even warmer.
Thanks to the brave leadership of our Town Board and the participation of residents and businesses, New Castle is addressing these challenges. We are becoming a leader in New York State in environmental and fiscal responsibility.
Below are initiatives that the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board has launched in the past 2 years that have saved or are forecasted to save New Castle tens of thousands of metric tons of CO2 and millions of dollars.