Category: Resources

http://www.garbagewarrior.com/photo-gallery/trailer

TONIGHT! August 14th @630p.Join Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series for the screening of GARBAGE WARRIOR

garbage warrior film poster A home with no utility bills?   US architect, Michael Reynolds, has been making this a reality for 35 years in transforming “garbage” into eco-friendly homes you know as “EARTHSHIPS”, with energy use at net zero. Our Panel this month includes:

* A home being built on the shores of the Hudson in Cold Spring anticipated to run about $320 year in costs related to space conditioning?  Come meet Architect James Hartford of River Architects to learn about Passive House design.

* A home that’s a dome?  Made by a teacher, with his kids up in Tuxedo, now serving as demonstration project in sustainable design & learning. Brian Cullen is thrilled to share his experience.

* Bringing it all home?  Leading figure with Energize NY, Tom Bregman, is eager to help every homeowner realize what they can do to turn the energy use in their home around. For more info:  http://OssiningDocumentaries.Org & https://www.facebook.com/ossiningdocumentaries

 

2014 Native Plant Sale at WCC, Sat 4/26, 10a-1p

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 wcc.nativeplant@sunywcc.edu

Greater Ossining Earth Day Festival 2014 (Sat 4/19)

Visit the Event on FacebookGreater Ossining Earth Day Festival
April 19, 2014, 11 am- 4 pm, Louis Engel Waterfront Park

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 
11:45-12:30PM Adam 
12:30-1:15PM Jilly Puppets 
1:15-2PM: Riskos 
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

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The Life of Bees and Bee Keeping

Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC)

Presents:

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

www.warnerlibrary.org

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  savvypalates@optonline.net 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

Infographic: Building Low-Carbon Cities

Great info-graphic on Building Low Carbon Cities!

– 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. 

Infographic - Building Low-Carbon CitiesTogether 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.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/10/24/infographic-creditworthy-cities