Carbon neutrality
community-wide by 2030

ABOUT

The Ithaca Green New Deal (IGND) is a city council resolution that was adopted unanimously by the City of Ithaca Common Council on June 5, 2019. The resolution was adopted to ensure the long-term sustainability and economic prosperity of the city and its residents.

The resolution addresses economic and racial equity within Ithaca while transitioning to a carbon neutral city by the year 2030. The initiative focuses on renewable energy, transportation, and housing. Read a summary of the Ithaca Green New Deal resolution here.

For more information, check out the “Get Involved” tab in the top right corner of this page. You can read about IGND in the News, Frequently Asked Questions, learn how this resolution relates to your life, and take our survey!

Goals

  • Achieve carbon-neutrality community-wide by 2030.

  • Meet the electricity needs of City government operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

  • Reduce emissions from City vehicle fleet by 50% by 2025.

  • Ensure benefits are shared among all local communities to reduce historical social and economic inequities.

  • Facilitate a comprehensive public engagement process.

ACTIONS

  • Create an action plan in 2020 to achieve these goals, and update regularly.

  • Annually report progress towards goals.

  • Adopt a Green Building Code for new buildings in 2019.

  • Adopt a Green Building Code for existing buildings by 2021.

  • Hire a Director of Sustainability by May 2020.

Stay Engaged

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