CNY Energy Challenge Comes To Oswego

OSWEGO, NY – The Climate Action Plan team of Oswego and the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board are hosting an event to recruit team members for the Central New York Energy Challenge beginning at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St.

All members of the community and college are invited to attend this event to help Oswego launch its very own CNY Energy Challenge.

The goal of the CNY Energy Challenge is to encourage area residents, businesses, municipalities, institutions, and industrial facilities to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, reduce their emissions, all the while saving money.

The overall goal: to become a climate smart community.  Climate Smart Communities help to create a successful partnership between New York State and local governments.  It assists communities to reduce greenhouse gas emission, save taxpayer dollars, and advancing community goals for health, safety, and overall quality of life.

The benefits to joining the CNY Energy Challenge is that the program is free of cost and aims at launching a positive sustainable lifestyle through community involvement that allows for a climate smart community to be established.

It focuses on accessing grant assistance, saving taxpayer dollars, improving operations and infrastructure, increasing energy independence and security, but most importantly engaging and educating the public.

More than 110 communities throughout New York State have already pledged to become Climate Smart; help Oswego become next on the list.

David Alicea of the Public Policy and Education Fund of New York will be present at this event to sign up residential customers for an energy audit.  If you are interested in signing up for a free energy audit at this event, please bring your most recent utility bill to get the process started.

For more information regarding the CNY Energy Challenge, please visit the official website at to learn more about joining the pledge to help Oswego become a Climate Smart Community.