Sustainability Advisory Board

Meetings

  • 8 p.m.
  • Last Wednesday of every month
  • Town Hall
    200 South Greeley Avenue
     Chappaqua, NY 10514

Members

Submit an application to join the Sustainability Advisory Board (PDF). For more information, please email the Sustainability Advisory Board or email Bart Carey, the Staff Liaison to the Sustainability Advisory Board. Terms of office are held for five years.

  • Steve Wolk - Chairman
    Term Ends: March 21, 2021
  • Jennifer Mebes Flagg
    Term Ends: June 30, 2020
  • Dick Goldsmith
    Term Ends: April 29, 2021
  • Suzi Novak
    Term Ends: February 24, 2021
  • Kathleen Schreiber
    Term Ends: April 28, 2020
  • Joan Sepler
    Term Ends: April 28, 2020
  • Rick Stein
    Term Ends: May 7, 2020

Mission Statement

The Sustainability Advisory Board continues to advise the Town Board about policy administration of solid waste collection and disposal (residential, commercial, and governmental), recycling, and waste reduction. As a Board it:

  • Assists the Town Board in evaluating proposed solid waste contracts, capital projects, operational changes, and inter-governmental agreements
  • Devises and carries out programs of public education; monitors the success of the Town's solid waste program
  • Stays informed about local, regional, and national developments that affect solid waste management in the Town or that could serve as models for the Town

Its evaluations consider short and long-term costs to the:

  • Environmental impact
  • Program convenience
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Town residents and businesses

Duties

In addition, the expanded role includes the specific duties related to the reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions:

  • Advise on local codes and guidelines for new construction projects and renovation projects to promote environmentally sustainable practices
  • Conduct a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast to determine the source and quantity of greenhouse emissions in town, including a review of energy audit reports for all existing public buildings and facilities, and a review of existing proposed public transportation policies Townwide
  • Continue to monitor and promote the reduce, reuse and recycle approach to waste management on a Town-wide basis, including schools and businesses
  • Establish, implement, and monitor an educational effort to inform residents and promote the benefits of reducing energy use and the reduce, reuse and recycle approach to waste management, and to encourage the use of green products and renewable energy sources by holding town forums, maintaining a Web page and providing regular communication in the Town newsletter
  • Make recommended modifications to improve fuel efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and promote alternative fueled vehicles in fleet use
  • Recommend new technology and research into alternatives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cooperating with other municipal jurisdictions and neighboring communities to amplify positive results
  • Review data and baseline information and assist the Town Board in establishing medium and long-range targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and developing a program to achieve those targets. Such review will include the evaluation of policies and recommendations relating to energy management, transportation, waste management, construction and land use
  • Work with the Conservation Board to establish, implement, and monitor water conservation practices to protect and conserve our water supplies

Sustainability Advisory Board Website

Visit SAB website for initiatives, resources and more.