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Green Transportation

Be a "Green" Driver

Driving is becoming more expensive as prices for Gasoline/Diesel fuels continue to increase. Learning to be a "green" driver will improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency, saves fuel cost and improves the environment at the same time.

Average Regular Gas Price
Per Gallon

Automatically updated gas price provided by www.automotive.com

Compare the prices at Northern Westchester Gas Stations and other locations at gasprices.mapquest.com:

Compare and find the lowest fuel prices

Calculate total cost of ownership and emissions for makes and models of most vehicles, including alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles:
Vehicle Cost Calculator

Please follow these simple tips to improve your gas mileage:
from www.fueleconomy.gov

  Avoid Aggressive Driving

Speeding, rapid acceleration and braking wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas. By driving sensibility you can save the equivalent of $0.18 – $1.16/gallon.

  Keep Vehicle Well Maintained

By keeping your vehicle maintained such as regular oil chages with manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil and keeping tires properly inflated can imrove your mileage by as much as 10%. This is the same as saving over $0.35/gallon.

  Drive a More Efficient Vehicle

The difference between a car that gets 20 MPG and one that gets 30 MPG amounts to over $900 per year (assuming 15,000 miles of driving annually and a fuel cost of $3.70/gal). Over five years that's over $4,500 in extra fuel cost! Selecting which vehicle to purchase is the most important fuel economy decision you'll make.

Green Energy

Buy Renewable Energy
In Northern Westchester County, customers of Con. Edison or NYSEG may select to purchase clean electricity generated from renewable sources:

Onsite Solar Electric for Homes/Businesses

Installing a solar electricity system at a residential and commercial building will offset electricity that otherwise has to be purchased from an utility company. NYSERDA will help pay for $1.75 per watt ($1,750 per KW) of the solar system.

Learn more about NYSERDA Solar Program

Reduce Material Waste

Reduce Reuse Recycle
in Westchester County
Recycling is the law for residents, businesses and schools alike in Westchester County. Larger businesses and institutions are also required to file a solid waste disposal and recycling plan with the county every three years


Plastic Recycling
Everyone is required to source separate plastics coded 1 through 7, in commingled recycling bins. Learn more by downloading the:

More Material Recycling
Bring items including household chemicals, rechargeable batteries, electronics, and plastic bags for recycling and old or expired medications for disposal at Household Material Recovery Days:

Recycling Starts with You!
For Teachers - here is a dynamic educational program to help students build core skills as well as teach them important basics about paper recycling
Recycle Ziploc Bags and Containers
Schools can get paid for collecting Ziploc bags and containers for recycling. Plastic bag and container maker Ziploc has teamed with TerraCycle to increase recycling of its products

Green Communities in Cortlandt

Town of Cortlandt is part of a greater community and grass root efforts to conserve energy, switch to renewable sources, and adopt a green life style.

Energize Northern Westchester
Westchester County Energy Action Consortium

Alliance for Clean Energy New York
Alliance for Clean Energy New York

US Green Business Council of Upstate New York
The Hudson Valley High Efficiency Heating Cooling Contractors Association

US Green Business Council of Upstate New York
U.S. Green Business Council New York State Upstate Chapter

Sierra Club
Atlantic Chapter of The Sierra Club
Represents more than 35,000 members across New York State

Solar Energy Consortium
An industry-led not-for-profit realizing the promise of solar energy by mobilizing the resources of New York State.

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