Brighton recognized as ‘Climate Smart Community’

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BRIGHTON, NY (WROC) — Thursday, all the hard work at the Town of Brighton is being recognized for its green and sustainable practices.

Brighton joined the state’s list of certified “Climate Smart Communities.”

The recognition is given from the New York State DEC to places that make a concerted effort to decrease energy use, reduce carbon emissions, and have smart recycling practices.

The Brighton town supervisor told us there’s a very practical reason to go green.

“To some extent, it reduces the cost of our operation, anything we can do to reduce our energy consumption reduces expenditures,” said Bill Moehle, Brighton Town Supervisor. “Now, of course, there’s a cost to the work that we’ve done, but over time, the payback will be significant.”

Brighton joins just 20 other “Climate Smart” communities in the state and just five other communities in Western New York.

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