Archive: September 2016


Greening Our Towns:  a networking event for sustainable municipal practices

September 22nd 7- 9:30pm

@Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road Scarsdale, NY

Are you involved in your municipality's sustainability or conservation advisory group or task force? Have you looked at other towns and wondered how they accomplished their latest 'green' success story? If so, join Federated Conservationists of Westchester County and Greenburgh Nature Center for an evening of networking where we will share projects happening all over Westchester and learn about best practices to accomplish these initiatives.  Everyone is welcome. 

Come early for refreshments and networking (beginning at 7:00pm) to be followed at 7:30 with our roundtable sharing of initiatives, issues, and successes and initiative break-out groups. 

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to Alicia Molloy at 914.422.4053 or or Rachel Carpitella at  914.813.1834  or




Sustainable and Renewable Energy Conference

September 27th 8:30am- 12pm

@Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville

Presented by: Grassroots Environmental Education,  and co-sponsored by FCWC, New Yorkers for Clean Power and Solarize Westchester


As dirty heating oil is phased out, what are your best choices for the future?  


Just switching from one fossil fuel to another isn’t a long-term answer to our national energy problems. So how can you incorporate sustainable renewables? How do they work, how much do they cost, what programs are available?


Please join us for an in-depth look at efficient and sustainable energy systems and how you can take advantage of government funding programs.

For those who cannot attend in person, this event will be streamcast and archived (but you’ll miss the amazing food, the exhibits and Q&A opportunities!)


Confirmed Speakers: 

Donovan Gordon, NYSERDA

Matt Johnson, HeatSmart Tompkins

Nina Orville, Solarize Westchester

Archive: October 2016

Birds, Bugs, and Bushes: the effects of climate change on local flora and fauna

October 21st 9:00- 11:00 am

@Tarrytown Senior Center at Pierson Park

Partners: Bedford Audubon Society, Bronx River Sound Shore Audubon, Central Westchester Audubon, Hudson River Audubon, and Saw Mill River Audubon

Shifting and shrinking ranges of habitat caused by climate change will have serious implications throughout our natural world. In fact, Audubon’s findings classify nearly half of all North American birds as severely threatened by global warming. Sea level rise will put pressure on estuarine marshes and the birds and other wildlife they support. Plant community shifts within the forests in our region where trees with northern range distributions are becoming locally extinct and southern ranged trees are migrating in will have impacts of this on this region's carbon storage capacity.  Larger and more frequent insect outbreaks may occur, but in other cases recurring outbreaks may be disrupted or diminished. 


Please join us on October 21 to learn about the effects climate change is likely to have on local flora and fauna and some simple action steps we can all take to help mitigate these effects. 


Admission is $5 for  members and $8 for non-members. Register online at  or by calling 914.422.4053