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Environment and Sustainability

The Environment and Sustainability information page for the Village of Cooperstown, New York.

This information resource is provided by the Village of Cooperstown and the Environmental Conservation Committee

The ECC meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the Village board room at 22 Main St (lower level) to discuss environmental and quality of life issues facing our community and the surrounding area. We are very aware of our responsibility to be prudent stewards of our air, water and energy resources. The public is invited to our meetings and to participate in discussions.

 We are always interested in new members for the committee and we welcome new ideas and the people who would like to see them through. Our committee is interested in developing, supporting and participating in environmentally responsible projects that will be of benefit to our residents and visitors alike.

Please contact: ECC Chair and Village Trustee James R Dean: james@jamesrdean.com  607-435-0255 cell at any time for more information.

Links we can live with:

Statement on Hydrofracking:  The Village of Cooperstown’s Board of Trustees is extremely concerned about the negative environmental, economic and agricultural consequences of hydrofracking on the long-term safety of our water supply… Read More

Energy Wise Otsego Brochure:   http://occainfo.org/documents/10022013EnergyWiseBrochure_000.pdf  Energy Wise Otsego promotes energy conservation through public outreach and education.

TerraCycle Poster:   http://occainfo.org/documents/TerraCycleRaiseMoneyandRecycle.pdf  Unusual common items that are recyclable only through OCCA and TerraCycle

Recycling: Above and Beyond:   http://www.occainfo.org/documents/RecyclingNewsletter_000.pdf  This brochure answers the question, “What should I do with all those things that aren’t recyclable but someone else can use?”.

Climate Smart Communities:   http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/50845.html  Climate Smart Communities is an unprecedented state-local partnership to meet the economic, social and environmental challenges that climate change poses for New York’s local governments.

Local Bicycle Group – Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates – ORCA:   http://www.occainfo.org/ORCA.htm  The mission of ORCA is to promote cycling (and Walking) as an enjoyable, safe, healthy, environmentally friendly activity for people of all ages and abilities.

“After the Storm” Brochure – A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding Stormwater: Brochure about stormwater run-off and how we can all help prevent this from polluting our streams, causing erosion, and affecting our drinking water.   

http://water.epa.gov/action/weatherchannel/upload/2008_09_12_weatherchannel_after_the_storm-read2.pdf   

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