Category: Resources

What are you doing with all of your LEAVES? How about "Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em"??

Do you really need to bag or curb your leaves?

Sure — the sight of fallen leaves can be unsightly to some…but what if you mulched your leaves instead?    A Westchester County initiative that has been adopted by a number of municipalities is gaining some traction.  Turns out — mulched leaves do provide value to lawns and have a huge economic benefit to municipalities who no longer are burdened with organic yard waste pick-ups and disposal…as well as reducing our overall carbon footprint.LELE leaf recycle logo 002

Here are resources for HOMEOWNERS :

And here for LANDSCAPERS:


For more information — check out their website :


Thinking About Solar for Your Home or Business? Two Events: 3/5 for Biz and 3/15 for Home

Thinking about solar energy for your home or business? Don’t miss the program’s first community meeting for commercial/businesses – THURSDAY, MARCH 5th , and its second community meeting focused on residential– SUNDAY, MARCH 15th – to learn about the opportunities, cost efficiencies, and attractive offers available only through this Green Ossining-supported program.  The commercial/business meeting is at Maya Rivera (7-9p on 3/3), and the residential meeting will be held at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library (2-330p on 3/15).  Join us.

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REMINDER: New E-Waste Site Law in Effect Beginning Jan1, 2015

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Reminds us about the E-waste Law   Computers, TVs, printers, phones and more are often made with heavy metals and toxic chemicals that harm our environment and public health (particularly when incinerated or dumped in landfills).  After the New Year, the final leg of New York’s 2010 electronics recycling law takes effect, making it illegal for consumers to throw away so-called “e-waste” in the garbage. Violators will be charged a $100 fine for each infraction.  The law prevents heavy metals, acids and other hazardous materials from ending up in soil and drinking water.

There are a variety of easy ways to dispose of e-waste: 1) the retailer from which you purchased the product may accept it for recycling 2) local municipalities often schedule e-waste recycling days 3) the E-Waste Alliance Network allows you to search by county for recycling facilities.  Go to:  4) and the DEC maintains a list of waste recyclers.  Go to:      HOWEVER, this year’s 5th Annual Earth Day Festival (Sat. April 18th) at Louis Engel Waterfront Park will continue the tradition of offering an E-Waste  Collection site.  Maybe some pre-pre Spring clean-out this winter?


Green Web

Green Learning and Environmental Education…

Teatown Lake Reservation – Devoted to conserving biodiversity, teaching ecology and promoting nature-friendly living.

Earth Day Network – protecting the Earth and its People every day

Eco-Footprint – online carbon footprint calculator

Green Science Library @ How Stuff Works (Discovery)

Cool green tips and projects for kids…

Local & Government & Municipal…

Westchester Freeshare