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Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council

Meg Walker - "Placemaking in Our Community"

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Click for FlyerThe Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC) and Warner Library Present:
Meg Walker of Project for Public Spaces
“Placemaking in Our Community”
Monday, April 13 ~ 7pm

Join us on April 13 at 7pm for a lecture by Meg Walker of Project for Public Spaces on Placemaking in Our Community.

Placemaking is a quiet movement that reimagines public spaces as the heart of every community, in every city. It’s a transformative approach that inspires people to create and
improve their public places. Placemaking strengthens the connection between people and the places they share.
Placemaking is how people are more collectively and intentionally shaping our world.



Village Wide Clean Up

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Click for FlyerThe Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council,
The Tarrytown Lakes Committee,
and Friends of Neperan Park present the

Annual Village Wide Clean-up

Saturday April 18, 10 am – 12 pm

Meet at Patriots’ Park, Neperan Park or the Tarrytown Lakes Skating Shed

Sponsored by Mrs. Green's Natural Market


Fall Events

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Stewardship of Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Monday November 10, 2014
7pm at Warner Library

Susan Antenen, the new manager of the Preserve, spoke on current and planned park management activities and opportunities for public involvement. All ages welcome.

Monday, October 27 at 7:00 pm 

Resources and the Environment in Developing Nations - Talk at Warner Library

Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council Presents

Professor Jenik Radon of Columbia University
Making the Resource Curse History: New Approaches and Policies for Global Environmental Justice


Thank you for joining us Friday, October 17 for a great event.

Family fun and Features
Artisan and Local Green Products, Crafts,
Games, Face Painting, Local Food, Live Music,
Pet Adoption, Dance performances

Make your home a greener place!
Home Energy Audits, Energy Saving Ideas, Solar Panels, Green Landscaping, Rain barrels

Garden Tips and Native Plant Info


Sept 14th – Walking Audit 2-4pm at Tarrytown Village Hall

As part of our “Complete Streets” initiative, we will host a community walking audit of a quarter mile area around the Tarrytown train station. The goal is to observe and identify concerns and opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists related to safety, access, comfort, and convenience. Additionally, we will observe traffic patterns and public amenities (streetlights, recycling etc.). Participants will be asked to fill out surveys and engage in a group discussion. After the walking audit, we will reconvene at the Village Hall to share experiences and findings.

September 21 – People’s Climate March NYC – meet at train station at 10:05am in middle of Southbouth platform

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Join us in marching behind a Tarrytown banner and bring your own signs to make your own messages loud and clear.  To change everything, we need everyone on board on Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us!

Sustainable Tarrytowns discussions on Loomio

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Loomio Group

Sustainable Tarrytowns is using Loomio as an online tool to facilitate collaborative discussions. We currently have groups for The Resilient Energy Project and the Complete Streets Healthy Places Initiative. Join us for a brainstorm free for all on how we can make Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow more sustainable, resilient and vibrant.

The Complete Streets/Healthy Places Discussion Group

The Resilient Energy Project Discussion Group

For examples of how Loomio works, check out the example discussion and slide deck for concrete examples on how collaboration can work.


Sustainable Tarrytowns

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Sustainable Tarrytowns


Sustainable Tarrytowns is a grass-roots education, research and design collaborative dedicated to community-centered regenerative development.

Grounded in placemaking, ecological design and permaculture, the group seeks to help our community generate, design, develop and implement local initiatives that that address pressing ecological, economic and social challenges. We focus on bottom-up, cost-efficient and incremental interventions that have the potential to spark deep and broad change.

Visit SustainableTarrytowns.org


Designing a Great Neighborhood–Film and Screening

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Monday May 12, 2014 ~
7pm-­‐9pmIn DESIGNING A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, director David Wann follows the progress of the Wild Sage Cohousing Community project, where future residents participate in the design of their own neighborhood and attempt to achieve a "zero emissions" community in which solar energy, energy efficiency, and changes in behavior eliminate the need for fossil fuels. After the screening, TEAC member Lakis Polycarpou will present new collaborative tools and lead an interactive discussion on how residents of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow can work together to reduce the villages’ environmental footprints and increase community resilience. Light refreshments will be served. If the library parking lot is full, there is street Parking or the small municipal behind the library lot on Wildey Street.

Download the flyer.


Green Apps

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The New York Times featured mobile apps that help those aiming for a greener lifestyle in the video linked below.


"SMARTPHONES and tablets may not seem to be designed with the environment in mind, being made of complex layers of plastics, metals and electronics, with chemical batteries. But apps may help you adopt environmentally sensible habits in your daily life.  Read more...




What's in Your Lipstick

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At 11:45 am on April 10 at the Senior Center in Tarrytown, Patti Wood from Grassroots Environmental Education will present a talk, "What's in Your Lipstick."

Our skin absorbs whatever we put on it ... and that includes the hundreds of synthetic chemicals used in shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, makeup, powders, perfumes, skin softeners and nail polish. Many ingredients in these products have well-documented health risks, but the FDA does not require manufacturers to submit their products for third-party testing before they are permitted on the market.

The suspect ingredients in these products are primarily chemicals contained in fragrances, preservatives and coloring agents. Health problems that have been associated with exposure to these chemicals range from contact dermatitis to endocrine disruption and, in some cases, cancer. 

Join us to learn about safe personal care products.

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In nearby Valhalla, the H-MRF accepts household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling from Westchester County.

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