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Saratoga Springs, NY Unveils Sustainability Hub
Saratoga Springs, NY – At a City Council meeting on April 16, Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan and Administrator of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation, and Sustainability Tina Carton delivered a presentation highlighting all of the sustainability progress made by the City to date, and unveiled a new “Sustainability Hub” on the City website.
In addition to alternative transportation options—such as the bike share program and Saratoga Greenbelt Trail—and legislation that fosters green, energy-efficient programs within the City, the initiatives highlighted include:
Commissioner Madigan also discussed sustainability-focused future efforts aimed to benefit both the City budget and Saratoga Springs residents, as well as the City's collaboration with Sustainable Saratoga, a local not-for-profit that has played a key role in the City's sustainability efforts.
“The City Council has taken a variety of steps in recent years to make Saratoga Springs a model community in terms of sustainability and resiliency, and projects like the Spa Solar Park have shown that these types of projects are not only good for the environment but also can positively impact the City’s bottom line,” said Madigan. “The new Sustainability Hub will highlight all the good work done by the City, and provide a one-stop shop for residents interested in learning about everything from where EV charging stations are located to how they might qualify for an energy-efficient property improvement loan through the Energize NY PACE Finance program.”
For additional information:
Administrator of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation and Sustainability, City of Saratoga Springs
For resources and tools related to sustainability, visit the Center for Sustainability (C4S) and C4S Toolkit.