In the News
Representative Lawler should Oppose Fossil Fuel Giveaway Bill - The Hudson Indy Westchester's Rivertowns News -Republicans in the US Congress are considering a disastrous bill, HR1 (the Lower Energy Costs Act), that would give polluting corporations approvals on toxic, costly fossil fuel projects. As a resident of Ossining, NY, I urge Representative Lawler to strongly oppose HR1. Now is the time to transition to clean energy, not rubber stamp more oil and gas projects. HR1 is a giveaway to fossil fuel corporations. Despite the sustainability and affordability of wind andsolar, HR1 fast tracks toxic and costly fossil fuel […]
A New Free App Aims to Curb Energy Use–And Pay Cash to Consumers Who Use It - The Hudson Indy Westchester's Rivertowns News -By Alexander Roberts– In 2020, Sustainable Westchester, the local renewable energy supplier, began offering consumers cash inducements to reduce their electricity usage during peak summer demand periods. That year, only 100 customers signed up; last year nearly 3,000 participated. This year, however, the company is making a huge push to sign up tens of thousands of customers in Westchester, in part through a “friendly competition” engaging the seven rivertowns mayors in a cheerleading effort for “GridRewards,” a free app offered […]
TEAC Co-Chairs to be Honored by Volunteer New York - The Hudson Indy Westchester's Rivertowns News -By Barrett Seaman— Each spring for more than 40 years, Volunteer New York, the nonprofit organization that supplies volunteers to more than 300 other nonprofits throughout the metropolitan region, honors the best of them with its “Volunteer Spirit Awards.” Nominations are solicited for six categories and reviewed by a panel of nine judges. This year’s winners in the “Going Green” Category, honoring those “who work to protect and beautify our environment and natural surroundings,” are Dean Gallea and Rachel Tieger, […]
Irvington Hires Sustainability Director - The Hudson Indy Westchester's Rivertowns News -By Barrett Seaman— Communities across Westchester County, including the rivertowns, are elevating the status of environmental sustainability enhancement as a function of local government. The latest move in that direction is in Irvington, where the village board recently created the position of Sustainability Director and hired village resident Charlotte Binns to fill it. Binns will be paid $60-an-hour, up to 1,000 hours a year, to advise the board and village departments on policies and best practices in furtherance of renewable […]
Fun Run on Oct 16
Fun Run on Oct 16
MUCH APPRECIATION to everyone who participated or donated towards the Fun Run for a More Sustainable Irvington today! Kudos to Joanna Paul, IHS Senior, who organized the fundraiser in collaboration with the Irvington Rec Department, CJ of the O’Hara Nature Center and the GPTF. Thank you also to all volunteers! The event was a real success. Everyone had a lot of fun. Here are some photos documenting the positive atmosphere.
How Eileen Fisher's Tiny Factory became an incubator for young designers focused on sustainabilityOn Thursday, Public School and Eileen Fisher launched a four-style collaboration at Eileen Fisher’s Brooklyn-based Making Space concept store. The zero-waste four-piece collection, sold exclusively at the store, was made at Eileen Fisher’s Irvington, New York-based Tiny Factory, using pieces obtained through the company’s take-back program.
Proposal For Solar Farm on Nevis Property Triggers Backlash Among Irvington Residents - The Hudson Indy Westchester's Rivertowns News -By Barrett Seaman– Every few decades, it seems, alarm bells go off in Irvington about a threat, real or rumored, that Columbia University is going to sell, develop or otherwise disfigure the bucolic 68-acre plot of land that houses the university’s Nevis Laboratories and the Nevis Estate, built by James Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton’s son, and named after the island where he was born. In the 1990s, there was talk that the university would build a cluster housing complex for retired […]