Carbon neutrality
community-wide by 2030

ABOUT

The Ithaca Green New Deal 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.

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

You can receive the latest updates on the Ithaca Green New Deal by subscribing to the Ithaca Sustainability Newsletter.