NEW YORK --- Westchester County and its 45 municipalities have a long history of environmental leadership, but how can local governments continue this trend while creating jobs and strengthening the local economy?
The New York League of Conservation Voters' 2012-2013 "Blueprint for a Greener Westchester County " shows how.
NYLCV's Blueprint offers detailed transportation, energy and planning guidance that will help villages, towns, cities and the county government meet their sustainability challenges. These recommendations will yield significant environmental benefits while controlling costs, and in many cases will save taxpayer dollars over the long term.
"A healthy environment and strong economy are the keys to Westchester's future," said Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. "By implementing the steps in our Blueprint for a Greener Westchester County, local officials can continue to make progress on the county's climate change goals while encouraging economic growth and protecting Westchester's high quality of life."
NYLCV's "Blueprint for a Greener Westchester County" covers five broad policy areas: transportation, energy conservation and climate action, sustainable development, natural resource protection and open space preservation. The Blueprint also spotlights local examples where these recommendations have been carried out successfully in Westchester County.
For a copy of NYLCV's "Blueprint for a Greener Westchester County," click here  or call (212) 361-6350.
The New York League of Conservation Voters  (NYLCV) was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, policy-making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision makers, and voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.