Green Glossary – Phrases and Terms to help [coming soon]
Ossining Climate Action Plan:
The Plan is based upon the Green Committee’s work over the course of 2010 and outlines steps for environmental initiatives that the Committee can take on in the future.
Summary: Techniques and best practices designed to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicle trips undertaken by employees during their daily commute, to encourage employers to implement telecommuting and flexible work schedules, and optimize their usage of vehicles in daily operations so as to minimize environmental impact.
Summary: Techniques and best practices designed to decrease electricity demand and heating fuel usage by commercial properties with the objective of reducing the business’s greenhouse gas footprint. This includes usage of energy-efficient appliances, fixtures, and other electricity-using devices as well as measures to reduce heating energy losses to the outdoors.
Summary: These measures are focused on increasing household and business water conservation and conducting outreach intended to raise awareness of the effects of stormwater runoff on the environment. (Commercial Water Conservation, Household Water Conservation, Stormwater Management)
Summary: These measures are focused on minimizing the amount of non-recyclables entering the waste stream and maximizing recycling rates. They are divided among four sectors: commercial waste management, household waste management, public spaces, and construction practices.