Recent Articles

Pol­li­na­tor Path­ways 101

by James Carsey, TEAC Volunteer Published in The Hudson Independent, Nov. 2019 Whether you are a seasoned gardener with a yard full of head-turning peonies or you are a rookie that just learned the difference between annuals and perennials, chances are you’ve heard...

Unnecessary Noise: A consequence of our gasoline culture

by Dean Gallea The other day I was enjoying a quiet bike ride along the Hudson River, near the Sleepy Hollow lighthouse where some sort of photo shoot was going on. My reverie was shattered by the cacophony of three “cigarette” boats (long, narrow speedboats) roaring...

Heat Pumps: Stay Warm, Be Cool, Save Money AND The Climate

by Dean Gallea - June, 2019 In case you haven’t heard, Con Ed has slapped a moratorium on most new natural gas hookups in lower Westchester for the foreseeable future. They say that, with many people having switched from expensive oil to cheaper – and more-efficient –...

Spotlight on Greenwashing

Is it really biodegradable? Check the contents. If it contains plastic, it’s not — despite “greenwashing” claims.

A Pledge for a Tree: Fly Less

Ahead of Earth Day, we've been hanging our Earth Day Pledge Trees around town. These are large posters with the design of tree branches. The idea is, you pick up one of the leaf-shaped sticky notes, write a thoughtful pledge onto the leaf and then stick it...

PAPER OR PLASTIC? (neither!)

GOOD BAN, BUT LET'S PUSH THE STATE TO CHARGE FOR PAPER, TOO. While we support Gov. Cuomo's proposed statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council will keep advocating for a small fee on paper bags as well. With the deadline for...

Taking “Zero Waste” to the Next Level in Tarrytown

So you've got your countertop compost bin. You're minimizing your food waste with "Leftover Night", and you're planning your meals ahead of time to really use everything in your fridge. What else can you do to reduce your plastic container/food...

New Trails at Tarrytown Lakes Park

EXPLORE THE WOODS AND FIELDS. Three new walking trails lace the woods surrounding the Tarrytown Lakes park. The work of volunteers, the trails are well-blazed, but they need your foot traffic to keep them well-groomed. On the new green-blazed trail, you can explore...

THE CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND SOLUTION

Last week we co-hosted a presentation by the Citizen's Climate Lobby at the Warner Library about Climate Change. The discussion revolved around a Carbon Tax Dividend. In a nutshell it involves four steps. Carbon Fee This policy puts a fee on fossil fuels like coal,...

WHY WE WON’T QUIT THE CLIMATE FIGHT

Because despair is lonely and useless while climate action is full of friendship, satisfaction, and glee — you get to hang out with people who care as much as you do and act with the same remorseless resolve. Taking action is the only real cure for hopelessness. It...

RECENT AND COMING EVENTS

TARRYTOWN ECO FAIR

OCT 5, 2019

TEAC’s 2019 Eco-Fair in Patriots Park was a resounding success, with record numbers of visitors, including NY State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Visitors learned about reducing their Carbon Footprint, Composting, Food Scraps Recycling, Home Energy Savings, Healthy Lawns, Pollinator Pathways, Native Plants, Complete Streets, local Waterways and more.  There were kids’ activities, games, give-aways, live music, and fresh local food vendors at the lively TaSH farmers market. We look forward to an even better Eco-Fair in 2020!

TaSH Farmers Market Ending Nov 23rd

Last day at the TaSH Farmers Market is November 23. Come stock up on all of your Thanksgiving needs and stock your pantry for the long cold winter!

 

TAKE ACTION IN TARRYTOWN

Today, as climate change poses a fundamental threat to our planet, Tarrytown is working to protect our riverfront environment through volunteer actions, policy advancement and programs to reduce carbon emissions. Find out how you can get involved.

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

There’s a job for you here! Bring your skills, and join our group.

Spotlight on Greenwashing

Is it really biodegradable? Check the contents. If it contains plastic, it’s not — despite “greenwashing” claims.

A Pledge for a Tree: Fly Less

Ahead of Earth Day, we've been hanging our Earth Day Pledge Trees around town. These are large posters with the design of tree branches. The idea is, you pick up one of the leaf-shaped sticky notes, write a thoughtful pledge onto the leaf and then stick it...

PAPER OR PLASTIC? (neither!)

GOOD BAN, BUT LET'S PUSH THE STATE TO CHARGE FOR PAPER, TOO. While we support Gov. Cuomo's proposed statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council will keep advocating for a small fee on paper bags as well. With the deadline for...