Events

November 16, 2018: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Managing Solar in Your Community: Resources & Assistance for Local Governments in Westchester County
Sustainable Westchester, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Pace Land Use Law Center and Abundant Efficiency bring you this morning workshop to help your community successfully prepare for larger scale solar installations. Featuring Westchester municipal case studies, an exploration of community solar and a presentation on NYSERDA’s model solar law and new Municipal Solar Procurement Toolkit, this event will provide resources and share best practices to expand the use of clean, solar energy in your community! Where: Elisabeth Haub School of Law, White Plains, NY For: Municipal Officials and members of Municipal Planning, Zoning and Sustainability Boards. RSVP before November 13th 2018 by clicking here or by contacting Cathy Golebiewski of Sustainable Westchester at 914-242-4725 ext. 102.

November 16, 2018: 9 am - 4 pm
HEP Science and Action Conference
Don't forget to register: the HEP Science and Action Conference is only one week away! The conference will bring together 200 policy makers, scientists, managers, and educators for series of plenary panels and breakout sessions. Hear about current federal and state initiatives from Peter Lopez, Administrator, USEPA Region 2; COL Thomas D. Asbery, Commander, NY District, USACE; Catherine McCabe, Commissioner, NJDEP; and Basil Seggos, Commissioner, NYS DEC (invited). Our afternoon sessions will feature interactive panels and workshops on critical Estuary challenges. Read our last Tidal Exchange for a preview of some of these sessions and join us to become part of the conversation! View our full agenda. The HEP Science and Action conference will be held on Friday November 16 from 9:00-4:00 PM at the US Customs House on Bowling Green in New York City. Register here.

November 17, 2018: 12 pm
Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour
NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir to community members and the public. The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete in the 1950s. Since then, nature took its course; a lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin. Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC. Please make a reservation. We will meet in the parking lot at Vermont Place. RSVP here.

November 18, 1 pm - 3 pm
Wastewater and Nature Walk Tour: A Walking Tour with Willis Elkins
In honor of World Toilet Day, NYC H2O, FLUSH, and Newtown Creek Alliance are hosting a walking tour about where NYC's water and waste go. The tour will begin in Queens, where we will explore Newtown Creek's combined sewage overflow (CSO) outputs and nearby wetland restoration projects. We will then walk to Kingsland Wildflowers, where we will explore green infrastructure that can help mitigate stormwater runoff while admiring the treatment plants' digester eggs. We will end the walk at Newtown Creek's Nature Walk, enjoying the ecology around the largest Wastewater Treatment Center in the city. The tour will be approximately 3 miles on flat ground and will have restroom breaks in the middle. We recommend wearing walking shoes and preparing for cooler weather. RSVP here.

November 18, 2018: 6 pm
Bard College Film Screening and Discussion - A Plastic Ocean
We would like to invite you to a free screening and discussion of A Plastic Ocean at Bard College in Weis Cinema. Sponsored by: Bard's Center for Civic Engagement, Red Hook New York Conservation Advisory Council, Zilch Zero Waste Goods, The Bard College Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, The Village of Red Hook, and the Saw Kill Watershed Community. For more info click here.

November 25, 2018: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill
Bring your family, children, friends, or come on your own as we stroll to the top of Burger Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the setting autumn sun and the company of friends. Special guest, Justin Ram Das Logan will play the soothing and meditative sounds of the ancient gong and Didgeridoo. This restorative music, combined with the natural beauty of the setting sun , is sure to inspire gratitude and serenity in all who attend. FREE for Winnakee Members, Open Field Society, & Children Under 12. $5 Per person for Non Members. Drayton Grant Park is located on Route 9G in Rhinebeck. Parking is limited, please carpool. Register here

December 4, 2018: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hudson River Watershed Alliance's Toast to the Tribs
The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
Sponsorships available.  Purchase tickets here. Contact mcunningham@hudsonwatershed.org for details.

December 8-9, 2018: 1 pm - 5 pm
Strawtown Studio: Join us for Illuminations! Our 2nd Annual Community Crafting Event
Seasonal Craft-Making, Live Music, Fire-side Cafe, Outdoor Fun, and Community! The winter gift-making season is upon us! Enter into our festive seasonal atmosphere resplendent with natural materials and craft supplies. Have fun as Strawtown artists guide you through creating gifts inspired by and crafted from nature. Choose from an assortment of artful candle crafts, woodland decorations, gift tags, and more. In the Dining Hall at Marydell, 640 North Midland Ave, Nyack. Parking is in the 3rd lot off of Larchdale Ave. Space is accessible to all. For more information and tickets, click here.

December 6, 2018
17th Annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference
The Land Use Law Center is pleased to announce its 2018 Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference. The conference will be held at Pace Law School. This year's theme will be Sustainable Development as a Market Driver. For more information or to become a sponsor please visit the Conference Page.

 

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