Join us on Saturday, Oct 17, for the 9th annual Riverkeeper Sweep, the annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries!
TEAC will be leading a clean-up of a section along the South Depot Plaza parking area, and, in cooperation with the Friends of the Riverwalk, the Riverfront area. We’ll meet at the Village Hall parking lot at 9am. Bring a mask, gloves, and water.
Free 60 minute repair cafe workshops with live Q&A—right in your home!
THURSDAY EVENING MAY 29TH
SESSION A – 6:30—7:30pm: Change a bike tire tube due to punctures from nails, glass etc. with Bob
SESSION B – 7:45—8:45pm: Learn how to repair a floor lamp and use a multimeter with Dean & Rich
FRIDAY EVENING MAY 29TH
SESSION A – 6:30—7:30pm: Learn how to sharpen your kitchen knives with a sharpening stone with Iris
SESSION B – 7:45—8:45pm: Learn about stain removal, including an ink stain on fabric with Pat
SATURDAY MORNING MAY 30TH
SESSION A – 10—11am: Learn basic techniques and tools to fix beaded jewelry with Suzie
SESSION B – 11:15am—12:15pm: Learn how to hand sew a button make an invisible stitch for hems and fix a hole with visible mending techniques with Tina
Brought to you by local “fixer” volunteers along with Ariella Gastel and Lindsey Taylor of the Hastings Repair Cafe, and Dean Gallea, Co-Chair Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council, with the support of the Hastings Conservation Commission.
Please choose the sessions you would like to attend – sign-up here:
Presentation at Warner Library – Dr. Elijah Goodwin
Of Birds and Beeches: Wood Thrush Productivity and Management At Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Presented by Dr. Goodwin is owner/photographer/researcher/educator for Whimbrel Nature
Monday April 25 at 7 pm
Even if we can’t identify it by name, many of us are familiar with the haunting flute-like song of the wood thrush. Rockefeller State Park Preserve has been designated an Important Bird Area. Dr. Elijah Goodwin will present preliminary results from the first year of a multi-year study of wood thrush productivity on Preserve lands. What can wood thrushes tell us about the health of our forest, and where do we go from here?
Dr. Goodwin’s background and mission – Elijah Goodwin PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, seeks to capture the beauty of nature and science in a way that also
The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council (TEAC) and Solarize Tarrytown are inviting school age student residents to create age appropriate materials to represent the need for sustainable energy, how solar energy works, and its benefits. Materials would include posters and videos to highlight the benefits of solar energy.
All entries must be received by 4 P.M. on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Please address to:Attention TEAC,Tarrytown Village Hall, 1 Depot Plaza, Tarrytown NY 10591. Videos and/or links to videos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants will receive a Solarize Tarrytown Certificate at Warner Library on Monday evening, February 8 at 6:30 P.M. Special awards will be presented to two student entries from each school. Winning entries will be posted on the Solarize Tarrytown website:
Come to the Warner Library on Sunday, January 10 at 1:30 pm, to find out what factors make a solar panel installation possible and successful. Representatives from Sunrun, the residential solar installer chosen by Solarize Tarrytown, will discuss the solar installations that are taking place and solar homeowners will be present to discuss what made them choose solar. Solarize Tarrytown is a committee of the Village of Tarrytown.
Solarize Workshop at the Warner Library, Sunday Nov. 8 at 1 pm. This is a great way to lower your utility bills and avoid rising energy costs. There has never been a better time to think about solar.
Solarize Tarrytown is a unique discount buying program that uses a tiered-pricing structure, town-supported education and outreach and one competitively selected installer to dramatically reduce the cost of solar. The more residents sign up for Solarize Tarrytown, the more the cost comes down. You must sign a contract by February 29, 2016 to participate.
Join TEAC on September 26, 2015 from 10am to 2pm.Our annual Eco Fair will be held in Patriots Park on Route 9 in Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow in collaboration with the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market (the TaSH). Activities will include music by Solar Punch (a local solar-powered band!), solar cooking demos, kids crafts, educational tables, home energy saving tips, local environmental and community organizations, artisans and crafts, local green companies, pet adoption, gardening tips, a bounty of fresh local produce and plenty of ready-to-eat specialties from local chefs and restaurants. Rain date will be October 3, 2015. If you would like to be a presenter at the Eco Fair please contact as at email@example.com.
7th Annual EcoFair
Sponsored by Westchester Community Foundation
Family fun and Features
Artisan and Local Green Products, Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Local Food, Live Music,
Pet Adoption, Dance performancesMake your home a greener place!
Home Energy Audits, Energy Saving Ideas, Solar Panels, Green Landscaping, Rain barrels
Garden Tips and Native Plant Info
In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Join us in marching behind a Tarrytown banner and bring your own signs to make your own messages loud and clear. To change everything, we need everyone on board on Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us!
As part of our “Complete Streets” initiative, we will host a community walking audit of a quarter mile area around the Tarrytown train station. The goal is to observe and identify concerns and opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists related to safety, access, comfort, and convenience. Additionally, we will observe traffic patterns and public amenities (streetlights, recycling etc.). Participants will be asked to fill out surveys and engage in a group discussion. After the walking audit, we will reconvene at the Village Hall to share experiences and findings.
In DESIGNING A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, director David Wann follows the progress of the Wild Sage Cohousing Community project, where future residents participate in the design of their own neighborhood and attempt to achieve a “zero emissions” community in which solar energy, energy efficiency, and changes in behavior eliminate the need for fossil fuels. After the screening, TEAC member Lakis Polycarpou will present new collaborative tools and lead an interactive discussion on how residents of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow can work together to reduce the villages’ environmental footprints and increase community resilience. Light refreshments will be served. If the library parking lot is full, there is street Parking or the small municipal behind the library lot on Wildey Street.
April 22, Earth Day, is an annual event celebrated in more than 192 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. http://www.earthday.org/
The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Committee (TEAC) will be joining Mrs. Greens on April 12 and Tarrytown Third Friday on April 18 to share ideas with our neighbors about Earth Day activities. TEAC will be manning tables with displays and information about local environmental concerns. TEAC will be taking a survey to learn more about the environmental concerns and knowledge of our community and will also be promoting a Turn off your Cellphone Hour event for Earth Day and a RiverKeeper Sweep event coming May 10. http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-events/events/rvk-events/riverkeeper-sweep-2014/
At 11:45 am on April 10 at the Senior Center in Tarrytown, Patti Wood from Grassroots Environmental Education will present a talk, “What’s in Your Lipstick.”
Our skin absorbs whatever we put on it … and that includes the hundreds of synthetic chemicals used in shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, makeup, powders, perfumes, skin softeners and nail polish. Many ingredients in these products have well-documented health risks, but the FDA does not require manufacturers to submit their products for third-party testing before they are permitted on the market.
The suspect ingredients in these products are primarily chemicals contained in fragrances, preservatives and coloring agents. Health problems that have been associated with exposure to these chemicals range from contact dermatitis to endocrine disruption and, in some cases, cancer.
The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council was pleased to welcome Christine Lehner, on Monday February 10th at 7pm at the Warner Library (upstairs). Christine discussed the history of bee keeping, the life cycle of the bees the progression of human understanding of the species and the interactive role that bees play in the Environment. She then gave a basic explanation of what is involved in keeping bees and extracting honey and talk about the current day uses for bee products.