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Walking Audit 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.

Date: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 14:00 to 16:00

Designing a Great Neighborhood–Film and Screening

In 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.

Date: 
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00

TEAC Celebrates Earth Day

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/

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Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:00

What's in Your Lipstick

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. 

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Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:45

Christine Lehner "The Life of Bees"

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.

Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 00:00

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