Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council

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Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council

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.

 

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.
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

 

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. 

 

Christine Lehner "The Life of Bees"

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The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council was pleased to welcome Christine Lehner, on Monday February 10th at 7pm at the Warner Library (upstairs).  Christine discussed the history of bee keeping, the life cycle of the bees the progression of human understanding of the species and the interactive role that bees play in the Environment. She then gave a basic explanation of what is involved in keeping bees and extracting honey and talk about the current day uses for bee products.

 

 

 
 

Farmers Market

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TEAC will be at the Tarrytown / Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market on the following Saturdays this summer.  On the dates listed, we will have special information regarding the topics detailed.

June 29
July 6
July 13 - Hydrofracking
July 20
July 27
August 3 - Plastic Bags
August 10 - Hydrofracking
August 17
August 24 - LELE
August 31
September 7 - Plastic Bags

 

Eco-Fair at Patriots' Park

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TEAC hosted the Eco-Fair on October 12 at Patriots' Park.

The event featured crafts and games for children, Pet Adoption, Music, Food, Agricultural Products Purchase - Natural Artisan Products, Free Bike inspection, Freecycle swap.

Feria -Eco
Parque Patriots’  - Sabado Oct. 12, 10 am – 2 pm

Manualidades y Juegos para los ninos, Adoptsacion de Mascotas, Musica, Comida, Compra de productos Agricolas – Productos de Artesanos naturales, Inspecion de Bicycletas Gratis - Recolecta gratis – Trae o llevate articulos de semi -usados(no electronicos por favor)

View Images from Eco-Fair 2013

 

Analysis of 2007 Tarrytown Village Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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In 2007, an energy benchmark review was created analyzing the carbon dioxide emissions for the Village of Tarrytown.  The results are provided here in PDF format.

 
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Community Gardens Registration

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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.


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