Efficiency

Cost savings guidance and resources are available through Sustainable Westchester and Sustainable Hudson Valley:

The Villages of Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, alongside the Irvington Green Policy Task Force, Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council and Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Committee have partnered with Sustainable Westchester to bring EnergySmart Homes Rivertowns to our community. With rebates and incentives available from NYSERDA and your utility, you have the opportunity to significantly reduce your home energy consumption, lower your energy bills, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the year-round comfort and value of your home.

Change Your Lightbulbs

Perhaps the simplest and most profound thing you can do for the environment is to change your lightbulbs to LED. Compared to incandescents, energy-efficient lightbulbs such as halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light emitting diodes (LEDs) typically use about 25%-80% less energy and last 3-25 times longer. Learn more at the US Department of Energy

For your garden, look for Dark compliant bulbs.