FCWC HAS BEEN SELECTED AGAIN!!!

For the month of February 2021, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the

Stop & Shop store located at 154 Westchester Avenue, White Plains NY!

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

https://stopandshop.bags4mycause.com/non-profit-resources/  

 

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

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Mom's Organic Market - GRAND OPENING!

Address: 83 Stanley Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, USA

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.

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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

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In a time of serious stress, nothing soothes like the great outdoors. Now, even people who are staying home will be inspired and excited, thanks to the first-ever virtual outdoors film festival hosted by 7 ICO groups across the country! NYC has partnered with Chicago, Detroit, Palm Beach County, Los Angeles, New Jersey and Tampa Bay to make this the biggest collaborative ICO fundraising event to date.

Reserve your free tickets today!!

The 2-night Inspiring Connections Outdoors Film Festival will take place February 20th and 21st beginning at 7PM Eastern Time (6PM Central/5PM Mountain/4PM Pacific) and can be watched on a smart TV or computer on Youtube Premieres. The program will feature a range of exciting, touching, and, importantly, diverse films centered on the outdoors. Night 1 will feature 5Point on the Road, and Night 2 will be a totally unique lineup curated by ICO Volunteers and Youth, including many NYC ICO youth!

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

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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.   Bios of panelists here

This event is a FUNDRAISER for the 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)

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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.