Eclipse Development

The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse is an open source plug-in for the Eclipse Java IDE that makes it easier for developers to develop, debug, and deploy Java applications using Amazon Web Services. With the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse, you’ll be able to get started faster and be more productive when building AWS applications.

1. Open Help → Install New Software….

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2. Enter in the text box labeled “Work with” at the top of the dialog.

3. Select the required 'AWS Core Management Tools' and other optional items from the list below.

4. Click “Next.” Eclipse guides you through the remaining installation steps.

Note: The toolkit requires Eclipse 4.4 (Luna) or higher

The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse conveniently includes the AWS SDK for Java, so you can get started building Java applications on AWS infrastructure services in Eclipse, including Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon DynamoDB.

Easily create new Java projects using the AWS Java library using one of the project templates, or add the library to an existing project.

Use the Eclipse Java IDE to build and debug your applications.

Automatically download new versions of the SDK through the Eclipse update site.

Easily access and administer your AWS infrastructure, including Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EC2, and more while developing your application. The AWS Explorer provides a graphical interface that makes it easy to create, edit, and delete resources.

Create, view, and delete Amazon S3 objects, Amazon DynamoDB items and attributes, Amazon SQS messages, and more.

Add, edit, and delete resources to help build and test your application without leaving the IDE.

Write Select queries against your data in Amazon DynamoDB and edit the results.

Use the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse to develop, debug, then deploy your Java web applications to AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

Create new Java web applications using a web application template, including one based on the Travel Log sample Java web application. Use the Eclipse Java IDE to build and run your application locally before deploying to AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

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Easily deploy new application versions to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, then use Amazon EC2 Management in Eclipse or the AWS Management Console to manage the application.

Remotely debug your application running in a Beanstalk environment. The Toolkit helps you select an EC2 instance, automatically configures the security groups and JVM settings, then starts a remote debugging session.

Discover all the features in the User Guide »

Connect with other developers in the Java Community Forum »

Discover more about using Java with AWS in the Java Developer Center »

Dig through the source code in the GitHub Repository »

Erie County Climate Action -

Erie County Climate Action is Erie County’s green initiative to develop an equity-centered Community Climate Action Plan, to identify actions we can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help the community adapt to our changing climate.

We need your input! Climate change affects everyone differently. Your input is important to ensure the plan specifically addresses how it is affecting your neighborhood, your backyard and your family. Even if you only have one minute, you can help can make a difference.

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Sustainability is a broad topic that encompasses a host of issues that the County has been working on for many years. This page will focus on actions that directly relate to climate change mitigation and resilience. Erie County’s longstanding work on watershed management, household hazardous waste, solid waste and recycling, habitat restoration, and stormwater are all sustainability issues that can be found the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning Environmental Services page

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  • Internal Operations Climate Action & Sustainability Plan (CASP) and Green Team

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In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report on the significant impacts of climate change even if the global temperature is held to a 1.5 degree Celsius increase from pre-industrial conditions. The report, authored by 18 scientists with more than 69 contributing authors, makes clear that unprecedented action is needed to avoid catastrophic changes to the climate. Scientific reports and first-hand experience provide overwhelming evidence that climate change is one of the most significant threats to Erie County. Indeed, it will have far-reaching impacts on the entire community and affect the County’s ability to deliver services. Erie County can do its part to support worldwide efforts to reduce the severity of these impacts by taking action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the community and from its own operations.

Erie County has shown strong leadership on environmental sustainability and climate protection. In June 2017, the County Executive issued Executive Order 17, which requires the County to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement: a 26-28% reduction of 2005 GHG emissions by 2025.

Climate Action & Sustainability Plan for Internal Operations and Green Team

The Climate Action & Sustainability Plan (CASP) outlines and prioritizes ways the County can further reduce GHG emissions from its internal operations through action items specific to each chapter. Overall GHG emission reduction goals were set for a short-term timeframe, mid-term time, which aligns with the Paris Agreement, and long-term. The following reduction goals are set against a 2005 baseline and were based on initiatives already begun within County operations, and from the measures listed in the CASP:

  • 32% by 2020;
  • 50% by 2025; and
  • 80% by 2040.

Erie County Green Team

Erie County has established a Green Team to pursue sustainability initiatives in its internal operations. As called for in “Initiatives for a Smart Economy”, the Green Team is focusing on energy reduction and resource conservation projects that will decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, prevent pollution, reduce waste, and save money throughout the County’s daily operations.

The Erie County Green Team is made up of representatives of every County department, including those led by other elected officials such as the Sheriff and the Comptroller. The team met monthly in the County Executive’s conference room and brainstormed actions the County could take to reduce their GHG emissions from government operations. The Green Team now meets quarterly to report on progress associated with implementing the initiatives listed in the CASP.

Green Team Updates

Green Team Representatives:


Staff Representative

Board of ElectionsCurrently Vacant
BudgetKim Kajdasz
Central Police ServicesBrian Speers
County ClerkCurrently vacant
ComptrollerScott Kroll
County ExecutiveJen Hibit, Andrew McLaren
Environment and PlanningTom Hersey, Gary Carrel, Dan Castle, Bonnie Lawrence, Tracy Skalski, Josh Wilson
Environmental Management CouncilJane Vohwinkel
DEP, Div. of Sewerage ManagementJoe Fiegl
Mental HealthMarcia Kuma
Information Support ServicesRachel Solly
District AttorneyJoseph Spino
Public WorksBill Geary, Reed Braman, Tim Elling, Joe Mirabelli, Karen Hoak
Emergency ServicesGregory Butcher
HealthJennifer Delaney
LawLinda Juliano-Jack
LegislatureLouis Eve
LibraryMark Kross, Tom Murphy
Medicaid Inspector GeneralMike Szukala
ParksTroy Schinzel, Chuck Bartlett, Mark Cornell
PersonnelElizabeth Klump
ProbationKelli Blakeley
Public Advocacy and Office for DisabledFrank Cammarata
PurchasingVallie Ferraraccio
Real Property Tax ServicesLauren O'Meara
Senior ServicesErin Mahoney
SheriffJoe Savarese
Social ServicesMary Ellen Brockmyre, Steven Dlugosz, Carrie Godfrey
Veterans ServicesFelice Krycia

Climate Smart Communities (CSC)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, through its Climate Smart Communities program, is leading an initiative to support local governments as they take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Benefits include leadership recognition, free technical assistance, and access to grants.

Erie County became a Certified Bronze Climate Smart Community in September 2019. Erie County is continuing to implement CSC action items and is striving for Silver Certification.

Community Climate Action

“Erie County can take action to ensure its part in pro­tecting the well-being and future of our planet by pro­mulgating a plan to implement the United States target contribution plan to the Paris Agreement, as it pertains to Erie County, and to take such further action as it may by law to enforce the target contribution goals set by the United States within the bounds of the County of Erie, State of New York.”

This statement in Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s Executive Order #17, Enforcement of the Paris Climate Agreement, captures the essence of why Erie County is compelled to take action on this global priority despite a lack of leadership at the federal level. Along with other state and local officials across the United States, County Executive Poloncarz seeks to protect our County, as well as our state, nation and world, from the impacts of climate change by committing to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

In response to that Executive Order, the County released the Erie County Commits to Paris report in January 2018. The report included GHG inventories for both County operations and the community as a whole, as well as 37 initiatives to decrease GHG emissions.

  • Erie County Commits to Paris - 2020 Update

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EMC Community Climate Change Task Force

The Environment Management Council (EMC) Committee is an advisory board to the County, largely made up of municipal representatives, as well as 12 at-large members. In 2019, the EMC convened a Climate Change Task Force that, as a committee of the EMC, will provide expert guidance and community input to the County as it makes decisions about its climate change mitigation, resilience and other sustainability actions.

EMC Community Climate Change Task Force Members:



Susan ClarkSUNY University at Buffalo, Chair
Anne BergantzEMC
Brenda YoungEMC, Daemen College
George BeschEMC, Designing to Live Sustainably (D2LS)
Jason KulaszewskiEMC, UB Regional Institute
Paul MichalecEMC, Town of Evans
David Hahn BakerEMC
Faustenia MorrowEMC
De'yron TabbEMC
Lynda SchneeklothSierra Club
Rahwa GhirmatzionPUSH Buffalo
Clarke GockerPUSH Buffalo
Kelly CamachoPUSH Buffalo
Luz ValezPUSH Buffalo
Doug FunkeCitizens for Regional Transit
Jon NickersonNational Grid
Jason PaananenCity of Buffalo
Kelley St. JohnCity of Buffalo
Nadine MarreroCity of Buffalo
Meghan DyeBuffalo Museum of Science
Sarah WootonPartnership for the Public Good
Darren KempnerNFTA
Richard LipsitzWNY Area Labor Federation
Matthew SuttonTown of Tonawanda
Mark ShriverWNY Sustainable Business Roundtable
Asa GuilamoWNY Sustainable Business Roundtable
Lisa KenneyGBNRTC
Justin BoothGObike
Emily DyettWNY Environmental Alliance
Nadya ElhalawanyWNYEA Youth and Climate Justice Fellow
Julie Barrett O'NeillLISC
Paul MaurerRe-Tree WNY
John WhitneyCornell Cooperative Extension
Kevin MeindlBuffalo Sewer Authority
Sydney CollinsBuffalo Sewer Authority
Kelly TylerNYSERDA
Nancy SmithWestern New York Land Conservancy
Kyle SemmelWestern New York Land Conservancy
Andrew McLarenCounty Executive's Office
Maria WhyteCounty Executive's Office
Tom HerseyErie County DEP
Tracy SkalskiErie County DEP
Josh WilsonErie County DEP
Dan CastleErie County DEP
Bonnie LawrenceErie County DEP
Joy Testa CinquinoBuffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library
Hannah HoldenErie County DSS

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Transportation is the largest part of the County’s carbon footprint and supporting EVs is an important way to green our transportation system. Based on the fuels used in New York State’s energy grid, electric vehicles emit 85% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline powered vehicles. EVs can also reduce harmful pollution that impacts human health.·

Erie County has installed twelve public charging stations at parks across the County, with several more in the works. These projects, which help support the transition to sustainable transportation, have been supported by federal and state grants. Click here for a map of the County’s EV charging stations.

Natural Resource Inventory

A Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) identifies and describes important naturally-occurring resources within a community, watershed or region. It provides the basis for land conservation planning, allows natural resource information to be included in local planning and zoning, and provides communities with a strong foundation for informed decision-making. Launch Erie County's Natural Resource Inventory Online Story Map here

Climate Resilience

Climate change is increasingly impacting our community. Projected local impacts include more severe flood and wind events, higher temperatures and heat waves, and biological impacts from invasive species, vector borne disease, and harmful algal blooms. Many of these impacts will disproportionately impact vulnerable and historically disadvantaged communities. Erie County has an important role in planning and taking actions to make the community more resilient to climate change.

Erie County Climate Vulnerability Assessment

In 2020, work began on the Erie County Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA). This project is assessing the threat of climate change to our community, the sensitivity of the community to those hazards, and the adaptive capacity of the County government to respond to those threats. The CVA is being conducted in partnership with a research team at the University at Buffalo, and with input from our community stakeholders on the Community Climate Change Task Force.

The first milestone of the CVA is the Erie County Climate Hazards Summary Report, which provides a review of the threat of climate change to our local community, and recommends climate hazards that will be the focus of the CVA project. The Draft Climate Hazards Summary Report, as well as a summary video and survey, are available for public review:

  • The Draft Erie County Climate Hazards Summary Report;
  • A short video presentation about the report;
  • A short public input survey about the report.

This project is funded by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities program, and will wrap up in early 2021.

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Erie County Low Income Program for Sustainable Energy (ECLIPSE)

Low and moderate income households spend a disproportionately large percentage of their income on energy bills, and are often unable to take advantage of the cost savings from renewable energy alternatives. The Erie County Low-Income Program for Sustainable Energy (ECLIPSE) will address these impacts for Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) eligible families.

Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and an in-kind County match, this three-year program will first analyze community needs and intervention strategies, and then implement the most effective solutions.

ECLIPSE will focus on:

  • bulk energy and green-energy purchasing;
  • access to community solar; and
  • related energy efficiency and resiliency improvements.

The program works through several County departments including: Environment and Planning, Social Services and Public Works.

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The ECLIPSE grant provides for careful analysis and documentation of achievements, and includes the development of a public-facing dashboard that will provide transparency and allow for replication of Erie County’s successes by counties across the state.


WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable (SBR) connects and supports leaders and professionals from business and industry, academia, non-profit and government who are investing in sustainability and the triple bottom line. The SBR has been made possible partly by USEPA grants obtained by Erie County, which have allowed the County to provide a coordinator for the organization.

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SBR members have pledged to make their organizations more effective, efficient, and profitable as they:

  • Optimize use of energy & materials;
  • Reduce waste & pollution;
  • Protect waterways;
  • Invest in their community; and
  • Reduce the severity of climate change