Goals & Accomplishments

Bronxville Green Committee

Strong & Sustainable – Protecting what we love

Awarded Our First Grant!

$5,000 Clean Energy Communities Grant through NYSERDA for completion of Four High Impact Actions: Qualifying actions included: Achieving Bronze in Climate Smart Communities, completing Energy Code Enforcement Training by Building Supervisor Paul Taft, switching cobra head streetlights to LEDs and switching decorative streetlights to LEDS. Funds were used to help offset the cost of tree plantings around the Village.

NYS Climate Smart Communities (CSC) & Climate Action Plan for Municipal Operations

Goals: (1) Work within the NYS Climate Smart Communities (CSC) specified framework to maintain Bronze status and achieve Silver status in 2025 (2) Create a Climate Action Plan for Municipal Operations that outlines ways to lower greenhouse gas emissions across government operations.   


Climate Smart Communities Status: The CSC Task Force submitted 21 action steps —11 actions requesting recertification and 10 new actions. Upon approval, Bronxville’s Climate Smart Bronze status will remain active, and the Village will be significantly closer to the 300 points required for Silver status.

Climate Action Plan for Municipal Operations: Worked with NY State coordinators to develop and present to the Trustees a comprehensive climate action plan, incorporating the municipal greenhouse gas inventory we completed last year and identifying 30 steps the Village should consider taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030. The Trustees adopted the plan in November 2023, indicating their commitment to this goal and to keeping Bronxville sustainable and safe.

Recycling & Waste Reduction

Goals: Promote existing recycling rules and local programs to reduce community waste.


Healthy Yards

Goals: Create awareness about native plants and healthy yard practices, provide resources to help residents transition to sustainable landscaping practices to protect our health and local ecosystem.



Giving Garden

Goals: Help address food insecurity in our area by raising and donating vegetables to local food banks; promote the garden as a gathering and education center in our community.



Community Engagement & Outreach

Goals: Promote Village and Green Committee programs in the community, educate and engage residents about environmental issues / best practices and develop partnerships with local organizations.


Communications & Partnerships: