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Department of Planning

Environment & Sustainability

Double benefits Cows grazing in preserved open space and under wind turbines

  1. Solarize Orange  
    Join your neighbors and get solar now at deeply discounted group rates!
  2. Solar Farming
    A workshop for landowners considering larger scale, solar energy installations
  3. Sustainable Orange
    NYSERDA funded project to increase sustainability at the local level.             
  4. Solar Information 
    Everything you need to know about Solar.
  5. Energize NY
    Long-term, low-rate financing for commercially owned buildings.                               
  6. Certified Climate Smart Community
    Orange County was the first county in NYS to become certified after adopting a ten-step pledge.
  7. Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan
    This plan sets out a vision for sustainable development that builds on our Region’s unique social, cultural, and natural history, with the goal of promoting economic development, environmental sustainability, and enhancing quality of life for the more than two million residents that call our Region home.
  8. Open Space Plan 
    Given Orange County’s current and projected population growth and the related demand for services, this Plan is designed to define the uniqueness and environmental characteristics of the County as they relate to quality of life, define future open space needs, and recommend County and other priority actions needed to protect key open spaces.
  9. Additional Resources