When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (Members can enter at 9:30 a.m.) Where: Westchester Community College Park in Visitor Lot #1 Thousands of beautiful, beneficial native plants await your choosing at our annual sale. This year we will celebrate the birthday of wildlife artist John James Audubon (1785–1851) with a selection of shrubs and perennials especially attractive to birds, bringing community-wide attention to the role gardens can play as habitat. We’re teaming with local Audubon chapters to offer other bird-themed activities as well. The day kicks off at 8:15 a.m. with a guided bird walk on campus led by Bedford Audubon’s naturalist (bring your binoculars!). Other bird-themed activities include information about local birds, the sale of garden accessories such as bird baths, houses, and feeders by the Wild Bird Center, and other celebratory treats. So come wish a “Happy Bird-day” to Audubon and plant a native species in his honor. Admission is free. Members of The Native Plant Center can enter at 9:30 a.m. If you’d like to volunteer at the sale or during set-up week, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Riverfront Day of Free Family Events and Live Music Honoring Our Planet and Commemorating the Legacy of Pete Seeger
Download forms for the 2014 Festival:
Vendor Registration Form | Sponsorship Form
At the 5th Annual Earth Day event, we will pay special tribute to Pete Seeger by dedicating the day to his memory, tying his teachings to the celebrations throughout the day. Aside from community and environmental organizations, we will have artisans, food, demos and great music- get ready for a wonderful day at the Ossining waterfront, enjoying the Hudson River that Pete loved so very much.
Also, in the spirit of conservation and practicing what we preach, we are aiming to make this year’s Earth Day a “Zero-Waste” event! Details are provided on the vendor form.
Please encourage anyone who want to help us organize and “pull off” this celebration to come to meetings, email us with concepts and ideas and tell us how they want to help on April 19th.
Looking for a fun and educational family day out that can also help you live a more sustainable life? Come out with your family and friends to Ossining’s Earth Day event at the beautiful Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park on April 19 from 11am -4pm.
Performers and Activities:
10:45-11AM – Yoga (off stage)
11:00AM Opening Ceremony
11:15-11:45AM Blake Rowe
12:30-1:15PM Jilly Puppets
2-2:30PM Children’s Sing Along with Riskos and Anna Canoni
2:30-3PM Drum Circle
3-3:45PM Elisa & Jon
3:45-4PM Community Jam
Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC)
The Life of Bees and Bee Keeping
History, Life cycle, Environment
Christine Lehner, beekeeper, co-owner of Let it Bee Honey, and writer, will discuss the history of beekeeping, the life cycle of the bees, the progression of human understanding of the species and the role that bees play in pollination. She will explain what is involved in keeping bees and extracting honey and talk about the various uses for bee products.
Monday February 10, 2014 at 7pm
121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Funded by Westchester Community Foundation Arnold E. & Olga C. Feldman Fund
To sign up, please call the Reference Desk at 914-631-7734
Or email email@example.com with “Lecture RSVP” in subject line
Light refreshments will be served
If the library lot is full, street parking or the small Village lot on Wildey is available
Great info-graphic on Building Low Carbon Cities!
originally posted by Ana Hagerup – Project Coordinator at VHB
This info-graphic tells the global story of ubranization and climate change. With more people moving to cities and coastal areas it is expected that more people will be exposed and vulnerable to extreme weather events. Climate Smart Communities are part of the solution striving toward livable, low-carbon and resilient cities. This info-graphic supports the CSC Pledge Elements and framework to 1) Develop Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2) Evaluate the Emission Reduction Potential and 3) Climate-Smart Capital Investment Planning through Climate Action Plans.
Together CSCs are making a difference! Visit our website to see a full list of Climate Smart Pledge Elements and related climate actions: www.MidHudsonCSC.org
Infographic: Building Low-Carbon Cities worldbank.org
Only a small percentage big cities in developing countries are creditworthy, which creates challenges for sustainable development. A new program is helping them.
Fall is here and Ossining residents are throwing away their readily available no-cost mulch and soil amendment – leaves. Information about the benefits on leaf composting/mulching, as many Westchester communities are actively pursuing positive change in the current costly, wasteful and environmentally unsound practice of street leaf pick up.
Westchester Love ‘em and Leave ‘em: http://www.leleny.org/
Cornell Cooperative Extension PDF: http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/westchester/PDF/ASimpleGuidetoLeafComposting.pdf
Westchester County pdf: http://www.westchestergov.com/parks/pdfs/COCArchives/leaves_gilliland.pdf
Bedford: Leave leaves alone: http://www.leaveleavesalone.org/
Leaf Blowers – create noise & air pollution, and destruction of topsoil. Rye imposed a seasonal ban – which is a good start, although leaf blowing at any time is detrimental to topsoil and all the living organisms which it supports: http://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/rye/published_documents/Police/Resident_Notice_Leaf_Blower_0ver3.pdf .