The Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC) will host the 2012 Regional Leadership Summit, bringing together an influential group of more than 150 local municipal leaders and energy activists for an evening dedicated to advancing regional sustainability initiatives.
In alignment with the Governor’s Cleaner Greener Communities initiative, the summit’s goal is to support a vibrant and sustainable regional economy that creates jobs, generates substantial savings and strengthens the quality of life we enjoy in our Westchester municipalities.
Demonstrating the possibilities of innovative cross-municipal cooperation to reducing residential energy use, elected leaders will also take the Lead by Example Pledge to participate in the Energize New York program — an effort to help homeowners reap the benefits of home energy efficiency in a time of record energy costs. The pledge is a commitment to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging homeowners to complete a home energy assessment and reduce home energy waste.
More than 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Westchester County come from homes, but by signing up for home assessments and following through with the recommended upgrades, homeowners have the potential to significantly reduce home emissions and energy costs by an average of $1,000 each year. The county as a whole has the capacity to save more than $52 Million in residential energy costs through the Energize New York program.
The event will take place on Thursday, March 29, at the Ossining Public Library in Ossining, N.Y. For more information, visit www.cleanergreenerny.org.