The Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Program represents a partnership between state and local governments with the goal of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Major steps in the program include:
*Adopting the CSC pledge
*Creation of a municipal operations and community greenhouse gas inventory
*Development of a plan to reduce emissions (Climate Action Plan)
*Carrying out sustainable development projects
More information exists regarding the extent of CNY Energy Challenge's specific projects under the initiatives section of the website. The program is involved with a myriad of projects throughout the Central New York region.