Slideshow of native flowering plant photographs contributed by:  FCWC - Monika Kerschus Granholm (1), 

The Native Plant Center/WCC - Jeanne Lapsker (2 through 11), FCWC - Anne Jaffe Holmes (12)

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.

Our motto is “Think Globally, Act Locally,” because we know the most effective change is from the grassroots – it comes from you.

Spotlight on Sunaya Mueller: Student Journalist

My name is Sunaya DasGupta Mueller, I am 15 years old, and I am a teen journalist. I live in Rockland County, NY, and am a sophomore at a private high school in New Jersey. I have written as a teen reporter for Ms. Magazine. I have also been a Scholastic Kid Reporter at the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps for four years and written many articles. I have had the opportunity to interview a variety of people, including Malala Yousafzai’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai about his new book called Let Her Fly. In addition to my journalism, my other hobbies include playing classical guitar, acting in my Shakespeare company, and dancing classical Indian dance Odissi.  

Please read Sunaya's article below!

Annual Federation Meeting!


Please join us for FCWC's


2020 Members Federation Meeting




To participate in FCWC's 5/27/2020 Member Federation Meeting, please take the following 3 steps:


1. Please renew your organization's membership using the Membership Button below - check to see if you are marked active on the website


2. Register to participate (no fee) in the 5/27 Zoom meeting


Eventbrite Registration Link

3. A Zoom link for the event will be sent to all registrants two days before the event.

This is your organization's opportunity to briefly (3 minutes) present to BOL Chairman Benjamin Boykin and his fellow Legislators your organization's top environmental/climate concerns and priorities for county action. After all of our participating Member Organizations have presented their priorities, we will get a report from Peter McCartt and the Board of Legislators on current and planned legislation and initiatives by the County. Following those reports, we will have a discussion with County officials about how we can all work together to make the most possible progress on environmental and climate issues in the coming year.


FCWC Cordially invites you

to our 55th Annual Meeting

Now more than ever our united voices for the environment and climate resiliency are needed!

Please join us for our 2020 Annual Meeting:


June 10, 2020 


5:00pm - 7:00pm


ZOOM Meeting


Report on Past & Current FCWC

Programs, Projects, Initiatives


Election of Directors and Executive Committee by FCWC Members


New Board Members: 

  • Nadya Hall, Anjali Sauthoff

Exec. Comm:

  • Carol Durst-Wertheim - President

  • Alicia Molloy - Vice-President

  • Carole Griffiths - Secretary

  • Chuck Lesnick, Larry O'Connell - Co-Treasurers


If you are a member and can't attend the meeting but would like to vote, please request a proxy when you receive this email invitation, by emailing fcwc@fcwc.org



Westchester Toyota’s 28th Gives Back

Facebook Campaign



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Thank you also to our worthy competition, Westchester Independent Living, and NAMI!

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!


Be sure to use the promo code "FCWC"


(see press release here)

Sustainable Westchester brings another renewable energy program to the community!  

  • Guaranteed Savings on your electricity bill! 

  • No solar installation on your property 

  • no cost to join 

  • no cancellation fees

Access to local renewable energy just go easier! 

For more information visit: 


Have you heard the news?

FCWC has been selected as the beneficiary of the @StopandShop Community Bag Program!

Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop at 610 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY  during the month of May, we will receive a $1 donation.

In this uncertain time due to COVID-19, supporting non-profits has never been more important. Please do what you can to support us!!


If you shop at any other Stop & Shop location, you can redeem the $1 for FCWC by using the "gift tag" on the bag, and redeeming it at this website:



Just click on the "Redeem Giving Tag" tab and follow instructions to scratch off the giving tag and type in the code.  

Westchester Resilience: 

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 fcwc@fcwc.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: volunteer@countyharvest.org


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!

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Other events can be found on our calendar!

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.

Sign up at the link below for: 

  • Action alerts on important environmental issues

  • Local sustainability news and events

  • Tips on green living

  • Invites to local networking opportunities 

And much more!


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