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"Firewood Stacked Up to Dry Showing Annual Rings"
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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

Wind Turbine
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Considering alternative Energy resources.


One of the best assets of the Extension system is our ability to collaborate with Cornell University and other Extensions throughout the state as well as other land-grant Universities throughout the country. In doing so, we are able to share the research-based knowledge of these institutions with you.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Essex County continues to actively gather current information on energy and the environment to provide our community with up-to-date research-based knowledge and relevant programming.

We are partnering with CCE of Jefferson County and the Adirondack North Country Association, SUNY Canton Crest, and St. Lawrence County Cooperative Extension Association to deliver a NYSERDA Energy Hub program. The program focuses on educating and engaging the community on energy efficiencies and clean energy information. Community Energy Advisors, with assistance from Community Energy Navigator volunteers, conduct direct outreach and education to residents, multi-family homeowners, and small businesses, with a focus on low- and moderate-income residents in Essex County. Our county has its own Community Energy Advisor, Matt Plouffe, who is available to provide resources, application assistance, and information on additional incentives and financing, for residents who are interested in taking advantage of New York State programs. Matt will be there to follow up on progress and address questions to overcome barriers. 

Do you want to help friends and neighbors save energy, save money, and move toward a renewable energy future? Energy Navigator Volunteers are concerned and capable residents of the North Country who help their friends, neighbors, and other community members learn about ways they can reduce their energy use and energy bills and enjoy safer and more comfortable homes. Learn more about becoming an Energy Navigator Volunteer!

Last updated May 13, 2024