Our Environment

What YOU Can Do

The Village of Larchmont Committee on the Environment has been eagerly working on new efforts to improve the environment by reducing the Village’s carbon footprint and educating our residents on ways they can help reduce their own carbon footprints. The Committee’s energy and knowledge is incredible!

To date, the Village has committed itself to sustainability. The Village joined ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. Using the ICLEI model, Village Committee members measured the carbon footprint of Village operations and made recommendations on how we can reduce it in the coming years. The Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees agreed in January, 2009, to reduce the footprint of Village operations 20 percent by the year 2015.

Additionally, the Committee is responsible for the anti-idling law and the extra recycling bins around the Village streets and parks. The Committee also works with the local organizations on ways to involve and educate children on environmental issues; and encourages homeowners, landlords and contractors to redirect building materials to reconstruction organizations. They also encourage everyone to “Walk or Bike for a Healthier Larchmont!” With fewer cars on the road and fewer emissions being released into the air, our goal to reduce our carbon footprint may soon be reached. Lowering our energy consumption, along with reducing water use, increasing recycling rates, reducing waste, and eliminating pesticides which flow into Long Island Sound, are all necessary steps on the path to a more sustainable community.  Read our Pesticide Policy.

Visit the Environmental Committee’s website at http://web.me.com/jlsteinmetz1/Site/Welcome.html