NY’s Plastic Bag Ban is ON!

NY’s Plastic Bag Ban is ON!

The bill went into effect on March 1, 2020, and yet there is still mass confusion about the legislation. The law gives authority to each municipality (county or city) to impose a mandatory 5 cent fee on paper bags or not. In absence of a mandated fee (as in the case...
A Short and Easy Guide to Pollinator Pathways

A Short and Easy Guide to Pollinator Pathways

What is a pollinator? A pollinator is an animal that spreads pollen from one part of a flower to another, enabling the plant to reproduce, Common pollinators are bees, butterflies, moths and other insects, although larger animals, like hummingbirds, can also be...
A Short and Easy Guide to Pollinator Pathways

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

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

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...