Our motto is “Think Globally, Act Locally,” because we know the most effective change is from the grassroots – it comes from you.
Introducing the New
FCWC Student Network Facebook Page!
Our Vision and Mission
FCWC, founded in 1965, envisions a county in which an environmental ethic defines and shapes all public and private decisions.
Our mission is to provide leadership that educates about environmental issues, advocates sound decision making, and unifies groups and individuals to protect and preserve Westchester's environment and address climate change.
NEW OFFICE NOW OPEN!
We are now located on the campus of Elizabeth Haub School of Law,
PACE University, Gerber Glass Library, Room 108
Monday: 12N – 3PM
Tuesday: 10AM – 3PM
Wednesday: 12N – 3PM
Thursday: 10AM – 3PM
Friday: 10AM – 3PM
Mom's Organic Market - GRAND OPENING!
Have you heard? MOM’s Dobbs Ferry is opening on February 19th!
Stop by and check out their high quality organic produce, extensive selection of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options, and wide aisles
(~10 ft) which allow plenty of room for social distancing.
Mom's also offers free EV charging, compost collection and extensive recycling opportunities for customers!
Plan destination shopping trips during the first
4 weekends and 5% of sales will be donated to the organizations on the dates listed below.
5% Group Schedule - Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
Feb 19, 20, and 21 - Groundwork Hudson Valley
Feb 26, 27, and 28 - Sustainable Westchester
March 5, 6, and 7 - Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
March 12, 13, and 14 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Environmental Film Series & Panel Discussion
FREE Environmental Film Series February 27-March 25
With Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:30-8:30 PM on Zoom
This fundraising event is a panel discussion of the Films Series which is screening from 2/27 to 3/25 on Pleasantville Community Television.
Click on the film names below to watch the documentary.
Collective Eye Films has produced amazing environmental and social justice films. Three are streaming on Pleasantville Community Television this month, co-sponsored by Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, and Films on Purpose.
The three films: Queen of the Sun, SEED: The Untold Story, and Modified should all be mandatory viewing for anyone concerned with environmental issues!
The films will be followed with a panel discussion led by Carol G. Durst-Wertheim, Ph.D., President of FCWC, on March 25th 7:30-8:30 pm.
This event is a FUNDRAISER for the four groups participating in making this possible!
There is NO CHARGE to view the films; DONATIONS for joining the discussion made to FCWC will be greatly appreciated, and shared with PCTV and Collective Eye Films.
Collective Eye Films is a non-profit film distribution company started by award-winning filmmakers who value independent artists.
Please register for panel discussion
* suggested donation levels ($25 or $50) *
*some complimentary tickets available*
SEED: The Untold Story Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared, as biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds.
Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us? QUEEN takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive. This ultimately uplifting film weaves the an unusual and dramatic story of the struggles of beekeepers, as told by them as well as scientists and philosophers from around the world.
Modified features the story of filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother as they embark on a personal and investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
Click above for full flyer!
Other events can be found on our calendar!
A fantastic offer from Sustainable Westchester:
SAVE money on your energy bills,
with no solar installation, when you enroll in Community Solar!
FCWC will benefit with an automatic donation from Sustainable Westchester when you sign up to support locally generated, renewable energy!
How Communities are Responding to COVID-19
As we together face the challenges of Covid-19, FCWC is collecting ideas for building community strength and resilience. Please share what's going on in your community as people seek to connect and support each other through this time. E-mail a brief description of your community's action and a photo we can share (if you have one) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: "community action", and include a contact name, e-mail/phone --in case we have questions before sharing.
We will post your community's news on a special page on our website, as well as on FCWC's Facebook.
Here's our first inspiring post:
Teens and other volunteers in Larchmont and Mamaroneck are working with County Harvest to ensure that people in need do not go hungry during this difficult time. County Harvest is in need of support and volunteers! Check it out at: https://www.countyharvest.org/. To volunteer, e-mail: email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you about the good things going on in your community!
Thank you all for your efforts to keep your communities---and Westchester---safe, healthy and connected!
We've always worked hard to provide leadership that educates about environmental issues, advocates sound decision making, and unifies groups and individuals to protect and preserve Westchester's environment and address climate change.
Make your mark today with a 100% tax-deductible donation to FCWC, so that we can continue to protect and preserve Westchester's environment in 2018.
Happening in Westchester!
Most of the projects that are done in Westchester that relate to remediation of flooding and stormwater are funded through grants received by the Soil and Water District.
Current projects include an artificial reef project on LIS to protect the shoreline, and work along the Bronx River Parkway, as well as numerous other sites.