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Discover the vibrant world of Sustainable Saratoga’s committees, each dedicated to a unique aspect of community sustainability: Zero Waste, Urban Forestry, Land Use, Climate and Energy, and Pollinators. Whatever your passion, you’ll find a place to make a difference.

Let’s get to know the Climate and Energy Committee

by Laura Faulk, Chair of the Climate and Energy Committee and member of the Board of Directors

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As the climate crisis intensifies, the work of the Climate and Energy Committee continues to grow. Through education, advocacy, and action we work to protect human health and the health of our planet by reducing energy consumption and facilitating the transition to renewable energy and away from fossil fuels, the burning of which is the leading driver of climate change.

Part of our work focuses on reducing emissions from transportation, which is the leading cause of climate harming emissions in Saratoga Springs. In partnership with Skidmore College, we host EV Car and E-bike Shows that offer community members a chance to talk with EV and E-bike owners and dealers and view a variety of makes and models all in one place. We are currently supporting the City of Saratoga Springs Clean Energy Communities EV Campaign which educates residents about the benefits of owning electric cars and connects them with state and federal savings that can reduce the purchase price of EVs by as much as $9,500.

Buildings are the second largest source of emissions in the city. On our website you’ll find a comprehensive guide to reducing building emissions and home energy costs. The article has links to information on federal Inflation Reduction Act and state and utility savings opportunities that will help you reduce your energy bills as well as your carbon footprint.

This summer you will find us staffing Sustainable Saratoga tables around town including some Saturdays at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market and at the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s Cars on Union event. We hope you’ll stop by to say hello and learn more about our work!

Visit the Climate and Energy Committee pages for more information on our work