The Mid-Hudson Region Consortium has launched the regional sustainability planning process as part of phase one of the Cleaner, Greener Communities program announced by Governor Cuomo in 2011. This planning phase will result in the development of a comprehensive sustainability plan for the Mid-Hudson Region that is closely tied to greenhouse gas emission reduction goals defined by New York State as well as the economic development goals defined by the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC).
This week the Consortium launched a new online tool to help any and all interested citizens to participate with thoughts and reactions. The new site went live and is already gathering lots of comments.
Engage MidHudson is an online platform where citizens and government of the Mid-Hudson Region share knowledge and brainstorm project ideas and initiatives that will help build a more sustainable region. Engage MidHudson is being developed in support of the Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Planning Project, led by the Mid-Hudson Sustainability Planning Consortium. The Consortium is steering the development of the Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan as part of the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in his 2011 State of the State address.
The Program empowers regions to create more sustainable communities by funding smart development practices. The Consortium represents municipalities, counties, inter-municipal coalitions, and organizations from the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council’s seven counties. The Regional Sustainability Plan is intended to encourage a progressive approach for sustainable and economic development.
Engage MidHudson is built based on the belief that all Mid-Hudson communities are key partners in tackling challenges that affect our region. Active public engagement is critical to shaping a more sustainable future.
Register at http://www.engagemidhudson.com/ and help us spread the word! Please forward this message to your friends, family, colleagues, and members of your community!