climate smart communities

SURVEY: Climate Stewards

SURVEY: Climate Stewards

We need your thoughts and help! 

Please complete the survey by Monday, May 3, 2021 so that the Cornell student team will have an opportunity to analyze the results before the end of the semester.



This coming year, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County will be launching a new volunteer program called ‘Climate Stewards. ’This program will train community volunteers on the science of climate change, adaptation and mitigation strategies, working with different constituencies, climate change policies and programs, and developing civic projects that will enhance community response to climate change and sustainability. A major goal of the Climate Steward volunteers will be to help support county, town and village officials in moving forward with Climate Smart Communities (CSC) actions.

CSC is a voluntary New York State certification program for municipalities to help them address climate change and sustainability at the local level. These actions include reducing a community's vulnerability to climate hazards, such as extreme rain and flooding. While Seneca County, its towns and villages are not currently registered as Climate Smart Communities, there are benefits to initiating the process of certification. We want your opinions in order to facilitate discussion and engage the community in this process. With the help of students from Cornell University, we have created this survey to gauge the community’s interest in climate action, pursuing CSC certification, the Climate Stewards program, and insights on the County Recycling Program. This survey should take five to ten minutes to complete and will help us determine next steps going forward.

Thank you for your time and we greatly appreciate your participation in completing the survey. Please feel free to contact Executive Director Ave Bauder through or call the office at 315-539-9251 should you have any questions or comments.

LISTEN to Cornell students talk about the survey project.


Ave Bauder
Executive Director

Last updated April 30, 2021