Two WNY communities get Climate Smart certification

Climate change illustration
Illustration by Connie Oswald Stofko

The City of North Tonawanda and the Village of Lancaster recently achieved bronze certification in New York State’s Climate Smart Communities Certification program.

Click on the links to see the steps that the City of North Tonawanda and the Village of Lancaster took to receive the certification.

In addition, the City of Buffalo was re-certified bronze by completing additional actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It was first certified in 2019.

There are now 105 certified Climate Smart Communities (PDF) in New York State. See a full list of actions completed by all certified Climate Smart Communities.

Learn about the benefits of becoming a certified Climate Smart Community.

Climate Smart Communities Coordinators provide direct technical assistance and support to local governments in completing climate mitigation and adaptation actions in the pursuit of certification.

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