Spotlight on Greenwashing

Spotlight on Greenwashing

by Dean GalleaIs It Really Eco-Friendly?I’ve recently seen serviceware (plates, utensils, cups, etc.) products offered online as “eco-friendly”, using wheat straw as a component. Wheat straw is a by-product of wheat farming, and is normally collected and used as...
A Pledge for a Tree: Fly Less

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 to...
Spotlight on Greenwashing

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...
Taking “Zero Waste” to the Next Level in Tarrytown

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...
New Trails at Tarrytown Lakes Park

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...