Coming Up: Privatize Westchester County Airport? – Feb 21

A secret deal struck by Astorino with Oaktree Capital Management?

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Removing Westchester Ice and Snow: Green Alternatives

But experts say you can choose to limit damage to the environment in several ways.

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Indian Point Nuclear Reactors to Close by 2021

Two remaining nuclear reactors at Indian Point will be closed down– one by April 2020 and the second by April 2021

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Today’s Snapshot

Please send us your photos. We love to publish them!

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What Trump and Clinton Say About Energy and Climate

Each of their brief comments has been fact-checked by the nonprofit environmental publication Grist and his article is quoted largely below.

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Playwright Edward Albee’s Larchmont Upbringing

The Albee Court Apartments at the corner of Larchmont Avenue and the Post Road were named for Edward Franklin Albee, Mr. Reed Albee’s grandfather

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New Rochelle Schools Lead Test Results

9% “exceeded the EPA ‘s action level of 15 ppb,” meaning the lead levels were too high to be safe.

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Teaching Kids About Nature: Enrollment Now Open

Want to show the world to kids?

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Mamaroneck Rain Barrels Are Back, Will Help Prevent Floods

Offered at a discounted price to Mamaroneck residents to encourage residents to conserve water resources as well as to protect water quality.

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Westchester Schools Testing Positive For Lead Contamination in Water

Several school districts in Westchester have tested positive for lead-contaminated water:

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Westchester Gets An ‘F’ on Air Quality Report Card

The report finds that we are being exposed not only to unhealthy levels of ozone, earning a grade of “F,” but that data on particle pollution isn’t even collected in our area.

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Indian Point Update: Critical Bolts Damaged and Missing

Inspection shows 25% of the bolts keeping the inner walls of the reactor core from coming apart–were either missing or seriously degraded

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New Rain Barrel Program in Mamaroneck and Larchmont

Residents can use the rooftop water to water plants and lawns and clean cars.

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Coming Up: Larchmont-Mamaroneck ‘Grow It Green’

Celebrate spring at the “Grow It Green” community event

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Wildflower Meadow Project in Larchmont

These native plants are of ecological importance because they support a variety of wildlife

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Lower Electricity Bills Coming to Westchester

Purchase clean energy at a fixed rated from wind, solar, and hydro projects.

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High Levels of Radioactivity at Westchester’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Andrew M. Cuomo ordered an investigation of recent “alarmingly high” levels of radioactive tritium-contaminated groundwater found at the Indian Point nuclear plant

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Is There Lead in Westchester Drinking Water?

For Westchester, most recent drinking water quality studies available online were completed in 2013.

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Should We Feed Westchester Birds in Winter?

Majority of studies show positive effects, especially during severe winters.

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Coming Up: Winter Farmers Market Opens Jan. 2

Every Saturday through April 16, the winter market will feature popular vendors, live music, and kids’ activities.

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Today’s Snapshot

Cherry Blossoms bloom in New Rochelle on Christmas Day

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New Rochelle’s Future: Downtown Plan Approved

The New Rochelle City Council has given final approval to the long-evolving development plan for downtown New Rochelle.

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How Climate Change Hits Westchester

Those of us at home in Southern Westchester have an updated tool for understanding how climate change will affect us.

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Larchmont , Mamaroneck, other Towns Sued For Water Pollution

The groups allege that the county and towns have failed to adequately limit ongoing water pollution

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Coming Up: Composting Workshop, Sheldrake in Larchmont- Nov. 7

Buy an Earth Machine compost bin for $85 and the workshop on backyard composting is included.

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New Farm Pick Up in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Ro, Scarsdale

Farmigo, is now offering a neighborhood pick-up spots at Sheldrake Environmental Center and several local schools.

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Focus on Greenpeace at Jacob Burns Film Center

An inspiring documentary on the early years of Greenpeace

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Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers: A Must-See

The new restoration of the spectacular Untermyer Gardens, now more than 40 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Yonkers, is something to behold.

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Mamaroneck Shows Cleanest, and One of Dirtiest Waterways

The cleanest 2015 site was at Taylor Lane in the outer Mamaroneck Harbor

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Coming Up: ‘The Only Home We Have’ at Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center is presenting a group exhibition addressing climate change

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Guide to Better Recycling in Westchester

If you don’t sort recyclable materials correctly, they usually end up at a landfill.

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Peak Bloom Time for Westchester’s Native Wildflowers

This time of year in Westchester is the peak blooming season for a wide variety of native wildflowers

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Mamaroneck, New Rochelle Get Failing Grades for Some Beaches

Online tool launched this week by Save the Sound reveals which local beaches are more often contaminated

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Coming Up: Science & Suds at Sheldrake – July 16

An evening of hands-on nature discovery, music, and craft beer tasting

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Palisades Vista from Westchester Saved by Conservation Groups

Preserving the breathtaking vistas of the Palisades, which were threatened by proposed construction

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Coming Up: Sheldrake Shindig, Mamaroneck- June 11

Sheldrake Environmental Center’s first-ever “Wine and Whiskey Tasting”

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What’s Your Water Footprint?

What we eat – our diet – makes up at least two-thirds of our total water footprint

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