Second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm. To watch live stream meetings, visit the Village Youtube Channel.

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Functions & Responsibilities

  • Advise and advocate
    • Guide the Village Board and Planning Board on environmental issues and advocate for the rights of nature
  • Research and propose policies
    • Prevent, minimize, remediate or mitigate, continuing or future harm to the environment
    • Propose measures to remediate undo past harm to the environment
  • Educate
    • Inform Village residents about the causes and prevention of environmental problems; what can be done individually and collectively to reverse environmental damage.
  • Preserve green spaces
    • Maintain an open space inventory and open space maps
  • Community coordination
    • Collaborate with environmentally-based groups, clubs, government agencies to achieve positive environmental outcomes

Current Members

Ted Nitza
Term Expires December 2026
Term Expires
Jessica McGovern
Term Expires May 2025
Term Expires
Rachel Lagodka
Member – Planning Board Liaison
Term Expires December 2025
Term Expires
Greg Van Pukeston
Term Expires May 2025
Wendy Toman
New Paltz Paint Swap Coordinator
Term Expires
Alexandria Wojcik
Village Board Liaison


Meeting Minutes & Reports


New Paltz Paint Swap

The New Paltz Paint Swap is up and running on the 2nd floor of Village Hall.
All are invited to pick up paint & supplies at no charge, anytime!
As of February 14, 2023, the Paint Swap is no longer accepting donations.

TerraCycle Recycling & Upcycling Programs:

Ever wonder what to do with certain plastic products and packaging that is not accepted in your single-stream or at your local recycling facility? We have solutions!
We are accepting hard-to-recycle items with TerraCycle to be melted and made into plastic pellets as a building material for park benches, picnic tables, flower pots and planters, and more! Check back here often for more recycling programs to be added on! Help us spread the word.
If you would like to volunteer to help out with this program please send an email to