Coal Is Dead! Long Live Renewables!

Coal Is Dead! Long Live Renewables!

Below is an excerpt from this excellent article on Vox: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/3/14/21177941/climate-change-coal-renewable-energy 4 remarkable facts about coal’s declining health So let’s walk through the four big findings. 1. It is already...

Community Garden Request Form

We have a few 4’x8′ beds available in the Paulding School community garden for this season. If you are interested in having a spot, please complete the form below. Please note that space is very limited, so if interest exceeds demand there will be a...
For The Walkers – Maps and Things to Look For

For The Walkers – Maps and Things to Look For

Tarrytown Trail Map – by Suzy Allman: Map Downloads: Medium-Res JPG (530kB) High-Res JPG (640kB) Right-Click (Ctrl-Click on Macs) and select Save Link As to save to your computer for printing Things to Look For On the Trails...
Project Sunroof Shows Great Solar Potential in Tarrytown

Project Sunroof Shows Great Solar Potential in Tarrytown

by Dean Gallea, TEAC Good news from a tech behemoth: Google has created a little-known automated tool, called Project Sunroof, that shows buildings’ and houses’ potential for solar photovoltaic generation. You can enter an address, or a town’s name or zip code, and...
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...