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Conservation Cafe discusses “Pedaling Off Our Carbon Footprint”

September 16, 2011 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Conservation Cafe discusses “Pedaling Off Our Carbon Footprint” this Friday at Pace University

Find out how you can help reduce carbon emissions in the environment and get on track to a healthier lifestyle by bicycling instead of driving during the Conservation Café on Friday, September 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Pace University in Pleasantville.

Speakers for the program will be:

  • Luke Tonachel, a Senior Analyst from the Transportation Program at the National Resources Defense Council, who will discuss the impact of vehicle emissions on the environment and human health.
  • Naomi Klein, Westchester County Department of Transportation, who will discuss the “Safe Routes to Schools” initiative that encourages communities to establish kid-friendly routes so they can ride their bikes to and from school safely;
  • Hayes Lord, Program Director of the New York State Department of Transportation’s bicycle division, who will discuss the development of New York City’s program that enables and encourages bicyclists of all ages and abilities to navigate safely and successfully across the city and through its boroughs;
  • Steve Kahn from Danny’s Cycles in Scarsdale, who will discuss bike safety and the latest in equipment.

Pre-registration is requested by calling Mindy Swope Quintero at (914) 864-7326 by September 13.

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Beverages will be served; participants should bring their own coffee mug.

Carpooling is encouraged.

Conservation Café programs provide a forum for dialogue about current environmental issues. Sponsors are Westchester County’s Parks and Planning departments, Pace University, Friends of Westchester County Parks, Con Edison, Grassroots Environmental Education, Teatown Lake Reservation, the Greenburgh Nature Center, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County and Mianus River Gorge.

Pace University is located on Bedford Road (Route 117) in Pleasantville. Go to www.pace.edu.



September 16, 2011
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Conservation Café at Pace University
861 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville,NY10570United States
(914) 773-3200

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