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.