Kent Climate Smart

Share Your Nature Photos!

The Kent Conservation Advisory Committee (KCAC) is collecting photos of Kent’s special places (lakes, the fire tower, stone chambers, etc.) as well as specific plants and animals for the Natural Resources and Biodiversity Inventory (NRI). The Kent NRI will document key naturally-occurring features of the town (wildlife and plants, geology, soils, streams, wetlands, forests, and scenic and cultural resources). It will be a resource for planning, land management, and conservation and will be used by multiple boards, committees, and organizations. You don’t need to be a local resident or professional photographer to contribute. 

Submit Photos!

If you have photos of Kent’s landscapes, wildlife, and/or plants, please email them to [email protected]. Images should be a minimum of 300dpi at 5 x 8 inches (2,400 x 1,600 pixels). Please include the subject, location and photographer in the file name.

Save Energy, Reduce Costs.

The Kent Climate Smart Task Force is working to get the Town of Kent, NY certified as a Climate Smart Community by participating in a state-supported program that will help us take real action to ensure the future of Kent’s natural resources and save taxpayers money.

Our Mission

The Kent Climate Smart Task Force is a volunteer steering committee to the Town of Kent whose mission is to reduce overall energy usage and increase reliance on renewable energy sources; support development of a more sustainable local economy; inform and inspire community members and business leaders; mitigate the impacts of climate change; and conserve our natural resources for future generations.

What is Climate Smart?

Climate Smart is a program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that helps local government take action to save energy, reduce costs, and mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Our Projects

Check out the climate smart certification actions we’re working on right now.
Solarize Kent
Build a Climate Smart Community
Inventory Emissions
Implement Climate Smart Land Use
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Inform & Inspire the Public

Take Action

Working towards a cleaner Kent means working together. Getting involved right now is the best way to make an impact in our community.
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Take the pledge to help the planet. Check out Sustainable Putnam's website and learn about the steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.


When we work together, we can make a difference. Participate in the community solar campaign that allows residents to opt in for clean energy delivered from NYSEG at a 10% average savings.


Learn how your local business can reduce energy costs, decrease its carbon footprint, and increase the everyday comfort of your customers.

Support Our Work!

Your involvement in our community makes progress possible.
Join the Task Force today, or donate to keep our efforts moving. Your donations will support the Kent Conservation Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and are fully tax deductible!

Get in touch!

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