Energy Education

Energy & Environment

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 Jefferson 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 the Adirondack North Country Association 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. This is done through direct outreach and education to residents, multi-family homeowners, and small businesses, with a focus on low and moderate income residents in Jefferson, Lewis, Hamilton, Essex, Clinton, Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties. The Community Energy Advisors, as well as Community Energy Navigators (volunteers) can assist interested residents and other parties to take advantage of relevant energy and other programs and incentives, and access financing. Community Energy Advisors will follow up on progress and address questions and help to overcome barriers. To learn more, contact Kathryn Ripstein, Energy Program Manager. Please view an example of how this program can help families by providing education on NYSERDA eligible program as this case study demonstrates.


Mitch McCormick
Community Development Issue Leader / Director of Special Projects
315-788-8450 ext. 332

Last updated January 18, 2023