Who's Involved?

Red Hook Resolutions

The Town and Village of Red Hook have become the first communities to make formal adoption of the innovative energy-saving campaign.

Our Partners

Designed and spearheaded by Sustainable Hudson Valley, the campaign is supported by partners including

  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation,
  • Mid-Hudson Energy $mart Communities,
  • the Student Conservation Association’s AmeriCorps team,
  • The Town and Village of Red Hook, the Village of Tivoli and the
  • local leadership coalition Red Hook Together .    

Join the Challenge

METRICS REPORT: Red Hook, New York

START DATE: 2010-10-10
END DATE: 2011-03-01

CHALLENGE TAKERS:

35 Action Takers (The number of Basic Users who have selected at least one action to take to reduce their carbon footprint. These individuals therefore have created an energy plan for their household.)

THE MOST COMMON ACTIONS TAKEN BY CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS:

1. (V1) Drive fewer miles per year (through carpooling, telecommuting, putting kids on the school bus, combining errands, etc.). (54.3%)
2. Stop junk mail. (51.4%)
3. Change incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescents (CFLs). (45.7%)
4. (V1) Refrain from aggressive driving: adhere to speed limits, avoid quick starts and stops. (42.9%)
5. Turn my thermostat down in winter. (42.9%)
6. Help friends, neighbors, and family members reduce their energy consumption. (42.9%)
7. Wash laundry in cold water. (37.1%)
8. Put electronic devices (computers, TVs) on a UL-approved power strip and turn the power strip off when not in use. (37.1%)
9. Weatherize my home by sealing around windows and doors. (34.3%)
10. (V2) Refrain from aggressive driving: adhere to speed limits, avoid quick starts and stops. (31.4%)

THE PLEDGED REDUCTION IN MILES DRIVEN BY PARTICIPANTS PER YEAR: 36,800

NUMBER OF LOADS OF LAUNDRY WASHED IN COLD WATER PER YEAR: 3,120

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS PLEDGING TO GET AN ENERGY AUDIT: 5

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS AGREEING TO PUT ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON A POWER STRIP: 13

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS AGREEING TO MEASURE THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD DEVICES IN THEIR HOME: 5

TOTAL EMISSIONS:

Current CO2 emissions (CO2 pounds/yr) = 1,713,292
Pledged CO2 reduction (CO2 pounds/yr) = 158,999
Dollars saved = $19,659

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