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Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council

Open House at Watercooler, July 24

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Join TEAC for a Green Mixer and Eco-Community Open House!

Green is the New Black - get involved! Come join like-minded friends and neighbors while enjoying a glass of wine or cold local beer with some small bites. Mingle, learn and share while you discuss the environmental issues of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. All are welcome.

July 24, 7 to 9pm at Watercooler, 21 N. Broadway in Tarrytown.

Please RSVP at  bit.ly/ecomixer.


Comida! Bebidas!
Mezclador para el medio ambiente
Un evento para la comunidad organizado por los grupos ambiental de Tarrytown y Sleepy Hollow.

Verde es el Nuevo Negro - Involúcrese!

Venga a unirse con amigos y vecinos mientras disfruten de una copa de vino o cerveza fría y algunos pequeños bocados. Mezcle, aprenda y comparte mientras se discuta cuestiones del medio ambiente enTarrytown y Sleepy Hollow. Todos son bienvenidos.

24 de Julio desde las 7 hasta las 9 de la noche
21 North Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591

RSVP / Por Favor Responda a bit.ly/ecomixer.


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


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...




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.


TEAC Celebrates Earth Day!

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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.

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

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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.


Community Gardens

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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. 

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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.