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Monday, May 20, 2013
121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Co-sponsored by The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC) and the Federated Conservationist of Westchester County (FCWC) .
Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Sarah Goddard of the Rye Sustainability Committee to hear how and why Rye banned single-use plastic bags, and what the impact has been since the law was enacted.
We will also be screening the film Bag It, an award-winning documentary about an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics.
To sign up, please call the Reference Desk at 914-631-7734. Or email email@example.com with “Lecture RSVP” in subject line.
June 7 at Pace University, Pleasantville Kessel Student Center
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; program runs 8:45 - 11 a.m.
In recent years the frequency and intensity of storms in our area has been on the rise, and as we are still in the midst of clean-up from Hurricane Sandy, climate change and its effect on sea level rise is top of mind. Find out what climate change is, what its effects are on our oceans and rivers, and the impacts of extreme weather in our local communities.
• Andy Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, who will give a broad overview of climate change, rising oceans, and their possible impact on New York State.
• Adam Whelchel, Ph.D. Director of Science at The Nature Conservancy/Connecticut Chapter, who will speak about how sea level rise may impact Long Island Sound.
• Mark Lowery, Climate Policy Analyst in the office of Climate Change at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, who will talk about the sea level rise along the Hudson River and how New York State can respond to it.
A panel discussion with a question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentations.
Conservation Café programs provide a forum for dialogue about current environmental issues. Sponsors are Westchester County Parks, Friends of Westchester County Parks, Pace University, Grassroots Environmental Education, Teatown Lake Reservation, the Greenburgh Nature Center, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Mianus River Gorge and Westchester Land Trust.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Lenoir Preserve Yonkers, NY
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Tour of Grounds by FCWC President and Curator of Trailside Nature Museum, Jason Klein
• Picnic Supper and Business Meeting including the Election of Directors by FCWC members: Class of 2016 – Robert Funicello, Sara Goddard and Larry O’Connell.
6:00 -7:30pm • Presentation of FCWC’s Green Seal and Edith G. Read Award to outstanding environmental advocates:
Hastings High School- We are recognizing the two time Westchester County winner of the Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon, an annual competition that encourages students to learn about the natural environment and to become good stewards of the land.
Municipal Green Policy Task Forces (GPTF) advise, encourage and implement initiatives in their respective municipalities. This year, FCWC will present our Green Seal Award to two of Westchester’s GPTFs;
Irvington Green Policy Task Force- One of Irvington's GPTF's most impressive initiatives to date is the development and promotion of the "Love 'em and Leave 'em" program for mulching leaves in place.
Yonkers Green Policy Task Force- Since 2007, The Yonkers GPTF has worked with the Yonkers City Council on a number of green initiatives including a recent unanimously passed Steep Slopes ordinance.
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