Sustainability Collaborative

Overview



The Sustainability Collaborative works to preserve and enhance the long term viability of the Town from both environmental and fiscal perspectives. The Collaborative serves as an advisor to the Town Board and to such other authorities, boards, departments, committees, commissions and employees of the Town as the Town Board may authorize from time to time.

The Town of Mamaroneck is committed to sustainability - living within our means to protect the Town for the future and to lower current costs. Throughout the past few years the Town has pursued projects that aim to improve the quality of life within the Town, create a more resilient community, and to become a more sustainable community. Sustainability is an important goal for our community in order to protect the natural environment, reduce flooding, reduce energy use and save money, reduce our carbon footprint, reduce noise, calm traffic, improve opportunities for walking and bicycle riding, and to improve water quality. Enhancing our resilience will improve our ability to bounce back quicker and stronger from extreme weather events. Our Sustainability Resources below provide a snap shot of many of the issues the Town has been working on related to sustainability, resiliency, and quality of life.

The Sustainability Collaborative is a volunteer committee created to advise the Town on environmental issues. To date, the Sustainability Collaborative has played a large role in the energy performance contract project which upgraded and improved energy efficiency in the Ice Rink, Town Center, Fire Headquarters, and Town streetlights. The Sustainability Collaborative has also assisted in running sustainability workshops, informing the public about solid waste at our summer concerts, and created a draft "Plan for a Resilient and Sustainable Mamaroneck." If you are interested in participating on the Sustainability Collaborative or one of its subcommittees please contact the Town Supervisor.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Mitch Green, Chair
  • Tony Gelber, Member
  • Marc Karell, Member
  • Michele Lewis, Member
  • Steve Moser, Member
  • Frank Owens, Member
  • Elizabeth Radow, Member
  • George Roniger, Member

Goals


The goals of the Sustainability Collaborative are to make recommendations for:

  • Maintaining and improving the quality of life in the Town
  • Developing programs and protocols designed to prepare, mitigate and/or respond to, and from the aftermath of natural or other disasters
  • Preserving the Town’s natural resources
  • Wherever possible and cost efficient, continuing to deliver the same types and levels of services to the community (or adding to or improving such services or the delivery thereof) in ways that reduce pollution, conserve, or reduce the consumption of energy or make the use of town resources more efficient
  • Improving the Town’s resiliency in combating shortage of supplies and power if such shortages arise
  • Improving the Town’s long term ability to provide basic needs such as fuel, power, food, and water to the community
The Sustainability Collaborative shall consist of ten members with three year terms.

Get Involved

 If you would like to volunteer or be involved with any of our initiatives related to the environment please email the Town Supervisor or the Sustainability Coordinator.


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Sustainability Resources

  1. 2015 Community Charette (PDF)
  2. A Near Zero Waste Strategy - Mamaroneck, New York (PDF)
  3. Climate Smart Communities Prioritization Guide (PDF)
  4. Complete Streets Resolution (PDF)
  5. Energy Performance Contract - Scope of Work and Savings (PDF)
  6. NFWF Catch Basin Grant (PDF)
  7. Save the Sound press release Long Island Sound water quality
  8. Town Environmental Accomplishments (PDF)
  9. Town of Mamaroneck Green House Gas Inventory (PDF)
  10. What Residents and Businesses can do about Climate Change (PDF)
  11. Rain Barrel Update (PDF)
  12. 2016 Press Release DEC designates Town of Mamaroneck Climate Smart Community