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

THE MOST COMMON ACTIONS TAKEN BY Red Hook CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS:

1. 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. 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%)


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

Submit a 10% Challenge resolution for your organization and get added to the list!

E-mail reduce@bard.edu for more information