Sustainability Advisory Committee

Meetings

Once per month on a date chosen by the Chair and on an ad hoc basis when requested by the Village Board of Trustees.

Members

  • Padma Sridhar Member, Chairperson
    Chair Term Expiration: April 2024
    Member Term Expiration: April 2025
  • Kathy Battacharia, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2024
  • Christina Kopec, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2026
  • Seth Leitman, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2024
  • Julie Mayville, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2026
  • Melissa Rinzler, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2025
  • Gideon Pine, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2026
  • Jennifer Sendek, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2025
  • Stacey Winnick, Member
    Term Expiration: April 2024

Overview

The Sustainability Committee makes recommendations to the Village Board of Trustees on matters related to sustainability, reduction of carbon footprint, recycling, reusable products and technologies, and reduction of waste products. The Committee provides research and proposals for applying cleaner technologies in Village operations, promoting environmentally friendly activities, and making the Village of Briarcliff Manor more "earth-friendly."

Potential activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and promote the reduce, reuse, and recycle approach to waste management throughout the Village.
  • Review and evaluate policies and recommendations relating to energy management, transportation, waste management, construction, and land use.
  • Establish, implement, and monitor programs to increase education and awareness of actionable items to improve sustainability throughout the village.
  • Disseminate information and educational materials, through in-person or online resources, related to reducing energy use, implementing reduce, reuse, and recycle approaches to waste management, encouraging the use of green products and renewable energy sources, implementing food scraps initiatives, and other home-based programs for residents.
  • Explore water conservation practices to protect and conserve our water supplies.
  • Recommend new technology and research into alternatives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including cooperating with other municipal jurisdictions and neighboring communities to amplify positive results.
  • Advise on local building codes and guidelines for new construction and renovation projects to promote environmentally sustainable practices.