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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)


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 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

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– 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:

Infographic: Building Low-Carbon Cities

Only a small percentage big cities in developing countries are creditworthy, which creates challenges for sustainable development. A new program is helping them.

Love ‘Em And Leave ‘Em

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.

Some info:

Westchester Love ‘em and Leave ‘em:

Cornell Cooperative Extension PDF:

Westchester County pdf:

Bedford: Leave leaves alone:


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: .

Dear Governor Cuomo – Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series

Dear Governor Cuomo – New Yorkers Against Fracking in One Voice
The Concert Protest Film

With the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the four-year moratorium against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York state a concert/protest was organized on the doorstep in the state capitol of Albany.

Panelists will include:
Paul Gallay, President of Hudson Riverkeeper, is an attorney & educator working to protect community character and improve environmental sustainability.
Jon Bowermaster, the film’s Director & Producer, is a noted oceans expert, award-winning journalist, author, filmmaker, adventurer & six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council.
Catherine Borgia, Westchester County Legislator, Who has sponsored major legislative initiatives to build Westchester’s green economy & the banning of hydrofracking by-products.

When: September 25, 2013: 6:15PM, with Panel Q&A at 8:00PM
Where: Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library – 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York