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Our Mission

NewChapter100 is a grassroots volunteer climate action organization that seeks to reduce global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2040, or 5% reduction per year, through a combination of advocacy, education and campaigns at the local and global levels. We are a chapter of CURE100 (Communities United to Reduce Emissions 100%). We collaborate with other communities to take urgent climate action to stave off the worst effects of climate change.

NewChapter100 Board of Directors / Leadership Roster

Leo Wiegman, President

Leo Wiegman is Director of Solar Programs at Sustainable Westchester. Previously, he was co-founder of Croton Energy Group, a solar energy firm. Leo is former Mayor of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, former Executive Director of Sustainable Westchester, and previously worked for three decades in book publishing. Since 2010, Leo has written two books and dozens of articles on sustainability topics and been a frequent speaker on these topics. Leo holds a BS from Tufts University.

In his own words: “Climate disruption is already underway and will further erode how we grow food and find water and avoid disease, let alone how we heat and cool our homes or travel to work or play. Our goal is to help each household know what their contribution toward that disruption is in terms of emissions. We then offer each family a tool they can customize to their lifestyle to plan to reduce their emission year over year with concrete, quantifiable metrics.”

Chandu Visweswariah, Vice President

Chandu Visweswariah was the Founding President and CEO of Utopus Insights from 2017 to 2021.  Utopus Insights is a global renewable energy software company headquartered in Valhalla, NY. Prior to co-founding Utopus Insights, Chandu led a worldwide Smarter Energy and Environmental Science team at IBM Research. He was named an IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor conferred by IBM, in 2013 for his seminal work in semiconductor chip design automation.

Chandu holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is an IEEE Fellow with a book, over 100 publications and 119 granted patents to his name. He has been a Croton resident since 1993 and was a co-founder of Croton100. He lives a low-carbon lifestyle in a zero-carbon house that he and his wife built in Croton.

In his own words: “Climate change is the compelling challenge of our lifetimes. For the sake of future generations, we must embrace personal responsibility and chart a measured course to net zero emissions. We can do this!”


Find out more ways to help!

There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about emissions reductions, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, educational opportunities and ways to get our message out.

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