Climate Smart Communities Task Force

The Climate Smart Communities Task Force (Task Force) is comprised of volunteer residents, along with a Village staff member, appointed by the Village Board of Trustees. The Task Force is tasked with documenting the Village's environment- and sustainability-focused initiatives, under the direction of the Larchmont Village Board of Trustees, for the purpose of submitting for certification status with the New York State Climate Smart Communities program. 

In Summer of 2024, the Village has achieved Bronze Certification under the program. This milestone achievement proves that the Village of Larchmont continues to be a leader among municipalities on environmental issues, and taking action to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The Village's complete CSC Certification Report contains descriptions and supporting documentation for all actions. Some highlights of the many actions completed include: 

  • Community GHG Inventory;
  • Switching streetlights to LED;
  • Engaging in Community Repair events, Climate-related Public Events, and Community Campaigns;
  • Supporting compost bin availability and residential organic waste collection as a member of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Joint Sanitation Commission;
  • Installing EV chargers;
  • Maintaining Tree City USA membership status;
  • Participating in the Community Choice Aggregation program;
  • Developing a Climate Change Education & Engagement Strategy document; and
  • Implementing an innovative action as the first municipality in the Northeastern U.S. to have a complete ban on gas-powered leaf blowers.
The Village of Larchmont adopted the Climate Smart Pledge in 2009, and established the Task Force in 2023. 

For more information, please read: Larchmont - A Climate Smart Community!

Please contact Aylone Katzin, Task Force Coordinator, to find out more about the Climate Smart Communities Task Force.

Members

  • Aylone Katzin, Task Force Coordinator (Assistant Village Administrator / Staff Liaison)
  • Ken Wieber, Chair (Resident)
  • Rick Lefever, Member (Chair, Architectural Review Board)
  • Elana Mass, Member (Resident)
  • Sasha Nahr, Member (Member, Larchmont Environmental Committee)
  • Bonnie Weinbach, Member (Member, Larchmont Environmental Committee)
Trustee Liaison: Brigid Brennan


Community GHG Emissions Inventory Report

In January 2024, the Village of Larchmont received a Community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory report from Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC. The report is available for public consumption here: 

2023 Community GHG Emissions Inventory - January 05, 2024

Other Resources

2011 Climate Action Plan