Lumberland takes the climate change pledge
Councilman James Akt reported that the town hall and town office air conditioning units have been converted to air conditioning/heat pump units to back up existing oil heating.
Highland to pledge
Neighboring Highland is scheduled to vote on the pledge at its town board’s March meeting. Highland has become active in energy awareness. The town is a co-sponsor in the year-long Weather Project by Highland Lake-based, NACL Theatre, which last weekend sponsored a two-day climate change symposium in Eldred.
Highland Supervisor Andrew Boyar has also announced last week that a year-long cost comparison is underway using AC/heat pump technology as a cheaper alternative to heating oil at the community/senior citizens’ center.