to the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative

Associate at HOLT Architects, a leading green design firm in Ithaca

Steering Committee and Staff

Education Sector

Deputy Supervisor, Town of Dryden

Business Sector

Peter Bardaglio

Co-Founder, Local First Ithaca


Nonprofit sector

Dan Lamb

Local Government sector



Dawn Montanye

Joey Armstrong

Jan Rhodes Norman

Andrew Gil

Intern, Cornell '26

Environment Issue Leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension -  Tompkins County

309 North Aurora Street | Ithaca, NY 14850 | info@tccpi.org

About Us

The Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI), with the generous support of the Park Foundation, is a clean energy coalition of local community leaders who are committed to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, greater energy efficiency, and the adoption of renewable energy.

Since the establishment of the TCCPI coalition in June 2008, we have helped to generate ideas and projects that have moved the county towards a more sustainable and climate resilient future, including the Tompkins Energy Conservation Corps, Get Your Greenback Tompkins,the EPA Climate Showcase Communities Project, Energize Ithaca, the Smart Energy Policy Initiative, and the Ithaca 2030 District.

TCCPI has three main goals:

1. Collaboration to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca.

2. Creation of a peer-to-peer mentoring network that provides mutual support among the participants in addressing the problems and challenges involved in meeting the climate goals of the County and City.

3. Support development of the tools necessary for the community to monitor its progress through effective data collection and analysis, thus promoting transparency and accountability.

By pursuing these goals, TCCPI is creating a replicable process for building a clean energy economy and implementing climate protection in communities throughout the nation.