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Ida aftermath continues: Insurance policies, mitigation options sought in Scarsdale

By Todd Sliss Photo: Valerie Abrahams
After lower Westchester County residents’ properties got flooded by the unexpected record-breaking rain brought on in a short time by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on the night of Wednesday, Sept. 1, insurance agents got…
10/07/21
                                                               

Sleepy Hollow Woman to Make History as New Riverkeeper Leader

By Rick Pez­zullo
A Sleepy Hol­low res­i­dent has been cho­sen to be the first woman to lead River­keeper, the non-profit en­vi­ron­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to the pro­tec­tion of the Hud­son River and its trib­u­taries, as well as the wa­ter­sheds…
09/30/21
                                                               

To power NYC in an era of climate change, look to nuclear

By Leonard Rodberg Photo: Seth Wenig/AP
Sunday is the end of Climate Week, which is why many are focusing more than usual on the damage climate change is causing in the New York region. Unfortunately, in its woefully incomplete, overly ideological…
09/26/21
                                                               

Maryknoll Installs Parking-Lot Solar Panel Canopies

By Lanning Taliaferro's
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, along with local and state officials, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the completion of their innovative and community-focused solar canopy system.
09/15/21
                                                               

Westchester’s Largest Solar Canopy System Completed

By Robert Brum Photo: Ecogy Energy
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers and Ecogy Energy, along with local and state officials, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 14 to celebrate the completion of the solar canopy system on the Catholic order’s Ossining campus.
09/14/21
                                                               

Sustainable Westchester Launches New Solar Program for Homeowners

By Carey Gallagher Photo: sonnen, Inc.
Westchester County residents have more choices when it comes to green energy, thanks to a solar partnership with industry leader sonnen. Earth Day may be a ways away, but Sustainable Westchester, a non-profit administering Westchester…
09/14/21
                                                               
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DEC Announces $349,922 in Awards to Reduce Flooding, Restore Aquatic Habitats, and Improve Climate Resiliency

By NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced more than $349,000 in awards for three projects to help communities improve climate resiliency, mitigate local flooding, and restore stream habitats. Funding for…
09/08/21
                                                               

Mamaroneck Takes Leadership Role to Bring Benefits of Solar Energy to Residents

As a leader in climate action and to further its goals of creating a healthy, vibrant community, the Town of Mamaroneck is opening a significant community solar installation on its Hommocks Park Ice Rink at…
08/12/21
                                                               

These Hudson Valley Communities Earned “Climate Smart” Certifications

By Alexandria Rivera
Four local destinations received Climate Smart designations for their clean energy initiatives to make the Hudson Valley a greener place. It’s not easy being green, but Hudson Valley organizations and activists are pushing for change.…
07/28/21
                                                               

Westchester GeoPossibilities gives County Property Owners the Ability to Assess All-Electric Geothermal Heating and Cooling

A new online resource enables Westchester County property owners to easily assess the feasibility of geothermal heating and cooling for any building or property in the County. The free, user-friendly tool – “Westchester GeoPossibilities,” geopossibilities.ny.gov…
07/19/21