Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council

September and October Events

E-mail Print PDF

EVENT CANCELLED - September 8 – Cheyenna Layne Weber @ Warner Library at 7pm

Cheyenna Weber, co-founder of SolidarityNYC and an economic justice organizer, activist, writer and film producer, will speak about the connection between social justice and environmental sustainability. She will provide an overview of some new tools and approaches that groups in New York and elsewhere are using to create a more sustainable, resilient and cooperative economic system.
    

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!


Eco Fair – October 11, 2014

Please join us on October 11, 2014 at Patriot’s Park for an outing perfect for the whole family! In addition to the Village scarecrow making contest and the weekly farmer’s market, there will be over 30 tables of food, environmentally friendly products, kids crafts, educational organizations, composting demos, face-painting, garden tips, and more. Last year’s event featured a swap shop, Rescue-a-pet, and a free bike check-up so please stay tuned for updates at www. Tarrytownenvironmental.com or on our facebook page.
 

Sustainable Tarrytowns discussions on Loomio

E-mail Print PDF

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

E-mail Print PDF

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

 

Green Apps

E-mail Print PDF

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

http://nyti.ms/V6CZxr

"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...

 

 

 

Designing a Great Neighborhood–Film and Screening

E-mail Print PDF

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.

 

TEAC Celebrates Earth Day!

E-mail Print PDF

April 22, Earth Day, is an annual event celebrated in more than 192 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. http://www.earthday.org/

The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Committee (TEAC) will be joining Mrs. Greens on April 12 and Tarrytown Third Friday on April 18 to share ideas with our neighbors about Earth Day activities. TEAC will be manning tables with displays and information about local environmental concerns. TEAC will be taking a survey to learn more about the environmental concerns and knowledge of our community and will also be promoting a Turn off your Cellphone Hour event for Earth Day and a RiverKeeper Sweep event coming May 10.
http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/events/rvk-events/riverkeeper-sweep-2014/

TEAC was founded in 1974 to advise the Board of Trustees and other local boards, commissions, agencies and departments on matters affecting the preservation, development and use of the natural and built environment in the Village of Tarrytown. The council was established under enabling legislation of the State of New York, Article 12-f of the General Municipal Law. The council can have up to nine voting members. In addition, other concerned residents can serve in the non-voting role of associate member. http://www.tarrytownenvironmental.org

 

What's in Your Lipstick

E-mail Print PDF

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.

 

Community Gardens

E-mail Print PDF

Opportunities to have your own garden plot with Community Gardens are available now. Reserve a plot in a pesticide-free, organic community garden today.

Submit your information here to be contacted about available plots. 

 
  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »


Page 1 of 6

TEAC Mail-list

Provide your email address below to stay up to date on TEAC info and events.


Community Gardens Registration

Interested in a spot in the Community Gardens?

Register Here!

H-MRF

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

Find out which items, where to go, and when the H-MRF is open here.


Facebook