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An Ode to Induction

The lifestyle revolution to combat climate change begins in your kitchen By Krista Madsen– This is a love letter to my stove, but let’s back up for some context: Now that we measure time in pandemics, I’ve been on a mission to get my life off fossil fuels sinc... More »


Westchester Power’s Doubled Electricity Charge Burns Consumers

By Alexander Roberts– Timing is everything. For most of 2022, Westchester Power, a program of the non-profit consortium Sustainable Westchester, provided low fixed rate electricity to 29 local governments and 40% of residents. They were able to do so because o... More »


TEAC Co-Chairs to be Honored by Volunteer New York

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.” Nom... More »


Irvington Hires Sustainability Director

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 boa... More »


Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry in Line to Benefit from State Grant

By Rick Pezzullo—  The villages of Tarrytown and Dobbs Ferry could reap the benefits of a multi-million-dollar grant that was awarded by New York State to a consortium of agencies and municipalities to enhance clean transportation and improve mobility options.... More »


The “Eco Fair” Beats The Foul Weather Predictions

By Barrett Seaman– A lot of events were planned in the rivertowns for the first weekend in October, so the dismal weather forecast triggered by Hurricane Ian was not welcome news. Irvington High School canceled its homecoming parade. Folks in Dobbs Ferry frett... More »


Art Comes Alive At The New David Rockefeller Center

By Barrett Seaman— Like the elegant structure on the grounds of the Palace at Versailles that was its model, the Orangerie on the grounds of Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, is filled with light that pours through skylights and the arched win... More »


An EV Road Trip: Planning for the Long Run

By Dean Gallea, TEAC Co-Chair– In late August, I drove my Tesla Model Y from Tarrytown to visit family and a friend in Minnesota, a two-day drive each way. I chose this mode of transportation over flying after a chat with a colleague on the Hastings Conservati... More »

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Greenburgh Scheduling Electronic Waste Pick-up

For the first time, the Greenburgh DPW will be offering a special curbside e-waste pickup for residents of unincorporated Greenburgh during the week of September 26. We are now looking to schedule electronic waste pick-ups twice  a year. Items eligible include... More »


The White Roof, an Energy-Saving Choice

By Rachel Tieger, TEAC Co-Chair For a couple of months, I had been seeing small pieces of asphalt shingle in my garden and around my property. Because there is no easy access to my high flat roof, it has always been out-of-sight, out-of-mind. But I was finally... More »



By Barrett Seaman Well okay, bears are not necessarily bad news, but they do seem to be around the rivertowns a lot this summer, much to the consternation of residents. In May, there were reports of a black bear near Yonkers’ Dunwoodie golf course. Around that... More »


Re-Foresting The Shoreline

By Suzy Allman, TEAC member Beth Roessler, Hudson Estuary Coordinator for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Trees for Tribs program, visits Tarrytown Lakes to plan a tree planting of an area along the western shore of the larger lake. T... More »


Its Dam Condemned, Woodlands Lake Will Soon Disappear

By Barrett Seaman— There was a time, during the warmer seasons, when one could sit out on the veranda of La Cantina Restaurant, just off the Saw Mill River Parkway, sipping a margarita and gazing out onto a bucolic lake nestled between the parkway and Ardsley’... More »


Summer TIPS for Reducing Waste

By Annie Kravet– Food Storage on the go: Stop packing school/camp/picnic lunches in plastic baggies and switch to reusable options! Reuse glass jars with lids to store snacks, or use Tupperware, etc. Other ideas: carrot sticks and other non-messy snacks can be... More »

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Green Landscaping:Village Gets More Electrified

By Dean Gallea Tarrytown has received a $5000 grant from NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program, an incentive program for municipalities to take actions that further the State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal of carbon neutrality by 2... More »


County Weighs Bid for Disputed Pocantico Lake Property

By Jeff Wilson–        Members of Save Pocantico Lake (SPL), the grassroots organization vehemently opposed to the proposed construction of a 31-home cluster subdivision on the pristine lake’s northwestern corner, got a glimmer of hope late last month. At his ... More »



By Suzy Allman, TEAC member If you’re driving around the lakes in Tarrytown this time of year, you’re likely to see a turtle crossing the road. During the early summer, many female turtles cross roads bearing eggs, moving toward familiar nesting areas.  Nepera... More »


Westchester Power Pauses its CCA

Westchester Power – the energy supplier set up by Sustainable Westchester that supplies electricity at a fixed, negotiated rate to most of our Rivertowns’ homes – is “pausing” at the end of its current contract term for participants in the Con Edison service t... More »


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