Philipstown Hires Climate Smart Coordinator

Garrison resident is environmental advocate 

The Philipstown Town Board voted on Sept. 8 to hire Martha Upton as its new Climate Smart coordinator. 

Upton, who succeeds Krystal Ford, is a Garrison resident and retired educator who has helped organize electric-vehicle shows, pollinator gardens and recycling events as a member of the Climate Smart Task Force. She also volunteers with the Sierra Club. 

The state Department of Environmental Conservation certified Philipstown as a Climate Smart Community in March 2021. The town has pledged to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and promote the use of renewable energy.

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