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Meetings to Be Held in Suffolk County for Cleaner, Greener Communities Sustainability Plan

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paige Weiners                                                   O:516.829.8374

Meetings to Be Held in Suffolk County for Cleaner, Greener Communities Sustainability Plan

North Hempstead, NY—The public is invited to attend a meeting and provide input for the regional sustainability plan being created through the Cleaner, Green Communities grant. The Town of North Hempstead is the lead agency for this planning grant from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) to create a regional sustainability plan for Long Island.

The sustainability plan will focus on greenhouse gas reduction and job creation within the topic areas of: water management, waste management, community development & housing, energy and transportation, land use & livable communities. The eight month planning process will be completed by the end of April.

There will be a meeting for Suffolk County Tuesday, March 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main Street Islip, NY and the East End meeting is at Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Residents are invited to attend, be informed of the progress of the plan and offer input on what they would like to be included.  

The steering committee of the Long Island region consists of The Town of North Hempstead, Vision Long Island, the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and AECOM.  These groups will be presenting the work completed so far and soliciting input from all Long Island residents.

For more information on the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program please visit  www.cleanergreenerli.org or call 631-261-0242.

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