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National Geographic to recognize Ulster County's environmental efforts

Nov 15, 2016 7:00 am

William J. Kemble is reporting in the Daily Freeman Ulster County’s environmental initiatives and achievements will be featured in the December issue of National Geographic magazine. County Executive Michael Hein made the announcement at SUNY Ulster's Kingston Center, Mon., Nov. 14. The pull-out supplement, called “Dreaming Green," credits the county for encouraging development while at the same time working to protect natural habitats, Hein said. “We’re the first and only county in the state of New York to become net-carbon neutral,” Hein said. “We’re the only county to get 100 percent of our electricity from renewable resources....” Hein hopes the attention from National Geographic will draw more people to visit Ulster County. The monthly publication circulates worldwide and is printed in about 40 languages. The December issue of the magazine will be available at newsstands later this month. Two weeks ago, the White House commended Ulster County for its effort to electrify the vehicle fleet. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.