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...
PAPER OR PLASTIC? (neither!)

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...
THE CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND SOLUTION

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...
WHY WE WON’T QUIT THE CLIMATE FIGHT

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...
CUOMO SAYS, BAN THE BAG

CUOMO SAYS, BAN THE BAG

FROM THE ALBANY TIMES-UNION, By Lauren Stanforth and Mallory Moench Updated 6:34 pm EST, Sunday, January 13, 2019 Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that his 2019 executive budget will include a ban on single-use plastic bags. Cuomo introduced a bill last April that...

Come to the Comprehensive Plan Meeting on Monday

There is an important public hearing on the draft of Tarrytown’s Comprehensive Plan on Monday, November 19, 8pm at theVillage Hall. Please try to attend if you are able and please bring any questions, concerns, and suggestions about the draft plan. Please...