We are approaching two tipping points: one in the climate crisis, the other in the growth of an exciting movement to implement solutions at the necessary scale. Sustainable Hudson Valley is all in to create a thriving, renewably powered, climate-safe region by working with the creativity that is present in every community.
We know what to do!
We need “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change” according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. COP26 brought nations together and generated new commitments which must be built on. Project Drawdown identifies the top 100 climate solutions by impact and return on investment, providing an action manual that has been called a “100 point jobs program.” Research has also outlined a road map for cutting emissions in half every ten years. There is an emerging “solutions culture” and movement that is rapidly creating tools and partnerships through such organizations as Regeneration, the Years Project and Catching Carbon .
New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act is an invitation to creative response for us all. The Hudson Valley is unique for its levels of organization among environmental and economic innovators. Sustainable Hudson Valley’s vision is to engage these networks in a “just do it” spirit through a collaborative Regional Climate Action Strategy — and share lessons learned everywhere.