Meetings

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

Send general comments or inquiries to environment@villageofnewpaltz.org


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
Chair
Term Expires June 2023
VACANCY
Researcher
Term Expires
Fiona Bohan
Member
Term Expires June 2023
VACANCY
Researcher
Term Expires
Rachel Lagodka
Member – Planning Board Liaison
Term Expires June 2023
VACANCY
Researcher
Term Expires
VACANCY
Member
Term
Wendy Toman

New Paltz Paint Swap Coordinator

Lexi Friedman
Member
Term Expires June 2023
Alexandria Wojcik
Village Board Liaison

 


Meeting Minutes & Reports


Resources


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!
Donations are accepted on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 4-6 PM only.
Please wear a mask and limit pickup to one person.
If you would like to volunteer to help out with this program please send an email to recycle@villageofnewpaltz.org


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 recycle@villageofnewpaltz.org