Ardsley CAN by 2030!

We CAN reduce our carbon emissions 50% by 2030

Environmental Justice Virtual Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Ardsley’s Climate Advisory and the Multicultural Diversity Inclusion Committees hosted a free virtual screening of The Sacrifice Zone on January 13, 2022. This 30-minute documentary film focuses on the community activists leading the fight for environmental justice in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, NJ, one of the most toxic communities in the country. Following the film screening a panel discussion was facilitated by CAC Chair Eda Kapsis. The panel consisted of:

  • Brigitte Griswold, Executive Director of Groundwork Hudson Valley

  • Courtney Williams, Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions

  • Anjali Sauthoff, Environmental Health Science Consultant and Chair of Health & Community Resilience, Westchester County Climate Crisis Task Force

  • Students from Ardsley High School & Ardsley Middle School


To view the recording of the discussion, click here.

To access the panelists' slides, click here.

NEWS

The Conservation & Environment Committee (CEAC) has changed its name to Climate Advisory Committee (CAC) as of December 2021. This name better reflects the committee's focus on achieving the goals of Ardsley CAN by 2030!

Visit the pages in this website to learn more about Ardsley’s ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainability. Learn what each of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint and prepare for the effects of climate change.


Join our distribution list and take action to reduce our carbon footprint 50% by 2030. We CAN do this Ardsley!

MAyor's Message

Welcome to the Ardsley CAN by 2030! website - your source for information on climate change, reducing your carbon footprint, living sustainably, and preparing for the effects of climate change. You will find lots of information, tools and tips on how to help the earth while saving money, supporting your health, and improving safety.


We want to empower and enable every Ardsley resident to make a positive difference through embracing sustainability, reducing greenhouse gasses, and uniting as a community to change the future. Our Village carbon goal is simple: To reduce Ardsley’s carbon footprint by 50% in ten years. This means we will reduce our community carbon footprint from 100,000 metric tons a year to 50,000 metric tons a year, action by action, and neighbor by neighbor.

Through Ardsley CAN by 2030! you will learn how you can start making a positive difference beginning today. We CAN do this!

The Village of Ardsley Board of Trustees and Village Administration are proud to lead and support this ambitious ten-year program, and we look forward to you joining us to work toward a better and more sustainable future.



Nancy Kaboolian, Mayor

What Is Ardsley CAN by 2030?

As you may have surmised, the CAN in Ardsley CAN is an acronym. The three letters serve as the pillars of the program. For all the pillars we have the following goals:

    • Reduce collective carbon emissions in Ardsley by 50% (to 50,000 metric tons/year) by 2030

    • Inform about pragmatic, doable actions for everyone

    • Measure our progress

    • Increase awareness about the need for climate adaptation

    • Empower us to slow or even reverse climate change

    • Excite Ardsley about change and our progress.


The Pillars of CAN:

The letter C stands for Carbon Reduction.


Our focus on carbon reduction starts with households in Ardsley. Specifically we’re looking at three key areas for change: our Everyday Lives, our Households and our Transportation.


The letter A stands for Acting Sustainably.


Sustainability means operating in a manner where we meet our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This extends not only to natural resources but to society as a whole. We will be promoting sustainable practices that will involve lifestyle choices and helping the environment in our own backyards.


The letter N stands for Neighbor by Neighbor


This pillar leverages Ardsley’s generous community spirit by supporting these efforts neighbor by neighbor. This will involve volunteer activities within Ardsley. These activities provide opportunities to make a difference on a larger scale. Neighbor by neighbor also represents that each of us is an integral part of this change and that change will happen neighbor by neighbor.


And how do we plan to get there? Through community, communication, education, collaboration and action.