Gromack and Town Board to Host ‘Greening Clarkstown’ Event
April 23, 2009 the Town of Clarkstown will host its first free energy
conference, called ‘Greening Clarkstown’,
at Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City.
The event will be the first conference of this kind hosted by a
municipality in Rockland County.
which is held as part of the country’s Earth week celebration, will start at
7pm with a panel of speakers on various energy related topics followed by an
exhibit of different companies and agencies with informational booths and free
“We want to
make Clarkstown residents aware of tangible ways they can save energy and
reduce their energy costs,” said Supervisor Alex Gromack. “This is an opportunity for residents to come
to a central location to learn how energy conservation and environmental
awareness can benefit them and how the Town has actively pursued energy saving
The Town of
Clarkstown has commissioned energy audits of all town facilities and is implementing
changes as necessary and feasible. The
Town uses green cleaning products, purchased 6 hybrid vehicles, and 10% of
energy consumed by the Town comes from wind and solar. Last year, the Town Board has also passed a
new building code that requires Energy Star standards for all new residential
At the event,
residents will be able to explore and discuss solar energy, recycling, tax
incentives from the state, how to make homes more energy efficient and the
benefits to conserving electricity and gas.
talks about being green. We want our
residents to come and discuss the numerous ways that are possible right in
their own homes or in their businesses, utilizing local organizations and
businesses that can help them go green,” said Supervisor Gromack.
John Maloney said, “If we don’t take greening seriously now, we will be
endangering the environment for our town and the future of our children.”
Shirley Lasker said, “I am very excited that the Town is hosting its first
annual energy conference. I invite everyone who is interested in the
effects of climate change and energy conservation as well as learning how to
save money in this severe economic climate to join us. We welcome your
participation and involvement in this event so that we can move forward to meet
the environmental challenges we face in the Town. This event is an extension of the work the
Town Board has been doing in collaboration with the Clarkstown Energy
Frank Borelli said, “We are excited about providing this energy forum for the
residents of the Town. Through this
event and the Town’s green initiatives we hope to bring awareness to the
importance of ‘going green’ for our environment. We also want to highlight the many projects
the Town Board has supported that promote environmental awareness in Town
George Hoehmann said, "I am delighted that Clarkstown is taking a leadership
role in the region by passing legislation and taking additional steps to go green.
These steps along with this energy forum
will be an opportunity for residents to learn ways to not only save money but
protect the environment, so it is a win for all of Clarkstown."
the event include: the Town of Clarkstown, Orange & Rockland Utilities,
ShopRite of New City, DeCicco’s Marketplace of New
City and United Water.
information, please visit the town’s website at www.town.clarkstown.ny.us.