Kent Climate Smart

Build a climate smart community

Second Chance Foods, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing unsold, un-served, and aesthetically imperfect food and distributing it in an effort to reduce food waste and food insecurity. The organization was founded by Kent resident Martha Lynch Elder. Learn more at
  1. Climate Smart Resolution passed by the Kent Town Board in October 2019
  2. CSC Coordinator : Town Board Member Chris Ruthven, appointed February 2021
  3. Participate in national or regional climate smart program – The Town is working towards designation as a NYSERDA Clean Energy Community. Some of the actions required for this program are closely related to actions taken for CSC.

We’re excited to announce that Kent Climate Smart is going to be participating in Sustainable Putnam’s community solar campaign. Stay tuned for more details!

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