Archive: March 2016
FCWC's Federation Meeting 2016
March 4th, 2016 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tarrytown Senior Center
FCWC's annual Federation Meeting is the chance every year for our member organizations to come together, network and share.
This year we invited elected officials from the County and State level to discuss environmental legislation
on the horizon that we should all be aware of, and then you'll have a chance to tell them about your work
and issues of interest.
A report from this meeting can be found here.
Elected Officials In Attendance Included:
State Senator George Latimer
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti
Assemblyman David Buchwald
Assemblywoman Sandra Galef
Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer
Assemblyman Steve Otis
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin
Legislator Francis Corcoran
Archive: April 2016
Rally to Protect Natural Resources, Health and Safety in the Hudson Valley and Beyond
April 3rd, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Riverfront Green, Peekskill NY
COME RAIN, COME SHINE - TELL YOUR FRIENDS; TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS. Join us. Every voice must be heard in Albany and in Washington DC. Let’s get the message out that, in view of 143 major gas pipeline accidents last year (averaging 1 every 2 1⁄2days), New Yorkers demand the dangerous AIM pipeline must be stopped.
SPEAKERS: Paul Gallay, Hudson Riverkeeper; Maya van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper; Rachel Marco-Havens & Aidan Ferris, Earth Guardians; Paul Blanch, Nuclear Expert; Pramilla Malick, Stop the Minisink Compressor Station; Courtney Williams, Resist AIM; New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef; Barbara Hough, Food & Water Watch; Peekskill Mayor Frank Catalina; Lisa Moir, Community Climate Initiative; and SAPE Co-Founders and Affiliates.
Lower Hudson Watershed Collaboration and Partnership Event
April 21st, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
Citizen science, conservation, and education programs in the Lower Hudson Watershed. Network and brainstorm with environmental professionals and concerned citizens about threats and opportunities in the region, such as sewage pollution, flooding, green infrastructure, and resiliency to climate change.
Power Up for Clean Energy New York
April 28th, 2016 - 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Westchester Performing Arts Center, White Plains
Celebrate the extraordinary new developments in Westchester County. Twenty municipalities have joined Westchester’s game-changing Pilot Program, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA),that allows local communities to control electricity demand and usage. And fourteen of those twenty towns have selected 100% renewable energy as the default source of energy for their residents and small businesses. Focus on what this achievement means going forward for a clean energy New York.
The event is intended to engage stakeholders in the remarkable opportunity to create a 100% renewable energy system in New York State.
Speakers from the Governor’s office, business and environmental entities will discuss:
• Expanding local choice of 100% renewable energy;
• Advancement of locally sourced renewable energy via community solar and micro-grid projects;
• Developing grassroots efforts to lower “peak demand” energy use;
• Impact on the transformation of the utility model by allowing communities to dictate their own energy future; and
• Impact of new technology in energy storage.