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to help temper your impact on the environment



Go Natural
Pick up some Dolphin Organics personal-care products for your babies at Scotts Corner Market. Pound Ridge parents, Nigel and Ayo Hart, created the all-natural, organic shampoo, sunscreen, and bubble bath for their children and yours. dolphinorganics.com
 

Hire one of the 120 eco-cleaning specialists trained and certified by Neighbors Link in Mount Kisco to use non-toxic cleaning products when cleaning homes and offices. neighborslink.org. Or, mix your own non-toxic cleaning solutions.

Grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs from the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Their seeds are harvested from trusted organic farms and handlers and are available in beautiful packets at Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills. seedlibrary.org

Replace your gas-powered mower with a battery-operated Neuton Mower that mulches leaves as you go. Lighter than gas-powered mowers, Neutons are clean, quiet, and fuel- and fume-free. neuton.com

Can’t give up your lawn service? Encourage your provider to forego blowing leaves by installing a Vulture, available at Mill River Supply, on their mowers to mulch your grass and leaves, leaving behind quarter-inch pieces that feed your lawn. vulcher.com

Adam Schoelkopf at Bedford’s True Value Hardware recommends painting your home with Benjamin Moore’s Natura No-VOC paint. Virtually odorless with zero VOCs, Natura requires no compromise when it comes to durability or color selection. benjaminmoore.com

Skip the plastic wrap when covering leftovers and invest in a reusable Bee’s Wrap at Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills. Use the warmth of your hands to seal the beeswax-covered, naturally anti-bacterial fabric sheets. beeswrap.com

With a 118 MPGe rating, the 2014 Honda Fit EV is one of the greenest vehicles on the planet. Ideal for commuting, the all-electric motor produces no emissions, and the seats are made from sugarcane, a non-essential, sustainable crop.  mtkiscohonda.com

Need some cool shades? Pick up a pair of Panda sunglasses at Catherine H. in Katonah. Handcrafted from sustainable bamboo, each pair sold underwrites a free eye exam and eyewear to a person in need. wearpanda.com

Higher Power
Order a Sno Wolf. Designed in New Canaan, it’s a shovel with a wheel. Using the power of leverage, you’ll move more snow in less time without hurting your back or polluting the atmosphere with gas emissions. snowwolf.com

Heat your home with an energy-efficient wood-burning stove, like the sleek Cosmo model at Wittus in Pound Ridge. It produces a cleaner, hotter fire with very little ash.  Optional heat memory stones improve convection and heat management. wittus.com

lWhile sawing branches and logs by hand is the greenest option, for larger clean ups, Chubby’s Hardware in Pound Ridge sells Stihl’s lithium ion-powered chainsaws. They are cordless, virtually silent, use no fuel, and emit no exhaust. stihlusa.com

Need a ride to the airport? Call Green World Transport. The Westchester-based, green taxi company will drive you in one of their hybrid vehicles, which reduces fuel costs for passengers and minimizes damage to the environment. greenworldtaxi.com

Recycle
Recycle old books at Booksy Galore, a second-hand bookstore in Pound Ridge, where they'll find a new home for every classic novel and how-to manual on your shelf. You can buy from Booksy's online shop, as well.

Give gifts made from recycled materials, like Lewisboro’s Luda Samuel’s Eco Lustre sustainable jewelry. Mining and manufacturing of metals is harmful to the environment, so Eco Lustre recycles and upcycles old materials to create new, wearable works of art. ecolustre.com

Join Chappaqua Moms Sales and become a master recycler. Financial planner Kathy Boyle furnished much of her new, Pound Ridge home through this group of 2,700 women who buy and sell gently used furnishings, fashions, and toys. facebook.com/groups/Cmssales

Improve the quality of your garden soil without using chemical fertilizers. Compost your organic yard waste—leaves, weeds, clippings—to create natural fertilizer using composting bins from Mill River Supply in Bedford Hills. Get how-to’s at bedford2020.org

Reusable grocery bags are commonplace, but Pound Ridger Darcie Peck has taken the handy carriers one step further by upcycling leftover horse feed bags into EcoHorse totes and shoppers. Waterproof, washable, and durable, they are sold on Etsy.com.

Reduce Use
LEED architect Carol Kurth and Certified Green builder Sylvain Côté recommend installing Nest thermostats. Nests learn your schedule, program themselves, and can be controlled from your smartphone. Easy to use, they can save you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy annually. nest.com

Call Healthy Home Energy & Consulting in Bedford Hills for a home energy assessment. They will audit your home’s energy performance and make improvements that will result in a more comfortable, healthier, energy-efficient home. gethealthyhome.com

Joe DiPietro at Chubby’s Hardware recommends LED lighting, pointing out that an R40 LED bulb replaces a 100-watt incandescent bulb by using only 17 watts of energy and lasts 20,000 hours. chubbyshardware.com

Join Bedford 2020 Coalition to get involved with reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by the year 2020 and creating a sustainable Bedford community that conserves its natural resources. bedford2020.org 

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October 2018

Tickets are on sale now for The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation's presentation of Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, an interactive, hilarious comedy about a...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive
Danbury`, CT  06810
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Sponsor: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation
Telephone: 203-501-7424
Contact Name: Wendy Ann Mitchell
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On August 18, 2018, the Bruce Museum will open A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions. This exhibition will trace the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest...

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-413-6735
Contact Name: Scott Smith
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You’ve been hearing about energy efficiency, come see how it can make financial sense for you. Attend this session to meet with the Energy Coach and learn about financial assistance programs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bedford Hills Community House
74 Main Street
Bedford Hills, NY  10507
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Sponsor: Bedford 2020
Telephone: 914-302-7300
Contact Name: Lauren
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Tickets are on sale now for The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation's presentation of Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, an interactive, hilarious comedy about a...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive
Danbury`, CT  06810
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Sponsor: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation
Telephone: 203-501-7424
Contact Name: Wendy Ann Mitchell
Website »

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Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT is pleased to welcome back literary scholar Mark Scarbrough as he leads a five week course The Soul Ajar: An Emily Dickinson Literature Course.  The classes...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT  06793
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On August 18, 2018, the Bruce Museum will open A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions. This exhibition will trace the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest...

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-413-6735
Contact Name: Scott Smith
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Tickets are on sale now for The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation's presentation of Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, an interactive, hilarious comedy about a...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive
Danbury`, CT  06810
View map »


Sponsor: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation
Telephone: 203-501-7424
Contact Name: Wendy Ann Mitchell
Website »

More information

On August 18, 2018, the Bruce Museum will open A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions. This exhibition will trace the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest...

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-413-6735
Contact Name: Scott Smith
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On Wednesday, October 24, 1:00-2:30 pm, Bruce Museum Registrar and Curator Kirsten Reinhardt will speak about the Museum’s collection of Navajo textiles, from Native American weaving traditions...

Cost: Free for Museum members and visitors with paid admission

Where:
Bruce Museum
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-505-9897
Contact Name: Scott Smith
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The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is thrilled to present An Evening of Conversation and Music with Modern Warrior LIVE on Wednesday, October 24th at the Chappaqua Performing Arts...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
580 Bedford Road
Chappaqua, NY  10514
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Sponsor: The Mental Health Association of Westchester
Telephone: 914-265-7511
Contact Name: Connie Moustakas
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This one-hour workshop presented by Scott Ahrens from the NY Department of Financial Services includes a presentation, Q&A session and helpful brochures and takeaways on: Filling out FAFSA...

Cost: Free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
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Tickets are on sale now for The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation's presentation of Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, an interactive, hilarious comedy about a...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive
Danbury`, CT  06810
View map »


Sponsor: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation
Telephone: 203-501-7424
Contact Name: Wendy Ann Mitchell
Website »

More information

On August 18, 2018, the Bruce Museum will open A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions. This exhibition will trace the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest...

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-413-6735
Contact Name: Scott Smith
Website »

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Wednesday, October 24th at 4:00 PM. Open to all ages. Free and no registration required. Decorate Halloween cookies with icing, sprinkles, and candy. Come in costume! Co-sponsored with the NS...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
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Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00 PM. Ages 12 and up. Make a paracord bracelet for yourself or for a friend (the holidays will be here soon). Hosted by Gabriella. For questions, you can email the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
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Facilitated by Nina Bertolino This program will meet every other Wednesday from 10:30 - 12:30 on the following dates: September 12th & 26th, October 10th & 24th, November 7th & 21st, December 5th...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
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In this talk, Barbara Paul Robinson will discuss her latest book, Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape, which chronicles the stories of eighteen iconic pioneers of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Gateway Center
Valhalla, NY  10595
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Sponsor: The Garden Conservancy
Telephone: 845-424-6500
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Book Talk & Signing with Photographer William Abranowicz ​ Long time Bedford resident and photographer William Abranowicz will share insights about his new book, American Originals in his...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
Historical Hall
608 Old Post Road
Bedford, NY  10506
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Sponsor: Bedford Historical Society
Telephone: 914-234-9751
Contact Name: Sophia Bernier
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Tickets are on sale now for The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation's presentation of Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, an interactive, hilarious comedy about a...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive
Danbury`, CT  06810
View map »


Sponsor: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation
Telephone: 203-501-7424
Contact Name: Wendy Ann Mitchell
Website »

More information

On August 18, 2018, the Bruce Museum will open A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions. This exhibition will trace the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest...

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT  06830
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-413-6735
Contact Name: Scott Smith
Website »

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Join us for an evening celebrating Italian culture! You won't want to miss this spectacular evening, Italian style! Antipasto, Buffet Dinner Italian-style, Wine, Music, Entertainment,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Church of the Assumption
131 Union Avenue
Peekskill, NY  10566
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Telephone: 914-737-8872
Contact Name: Mary Mancini

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Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30. Free, no registration. Open to adults and older teens. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies in, but some basic supplies will be provided by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

More information

Tickets are on sale now for The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation's presentation of Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, an interactive, hilarious comedy about a...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive
Danbury`, CT  06810
View map »


Sponsor: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation
Telephone: 203-501-7424
Contact Name: Wendy Ann Mitchell
Website »

More information

On August 18, 2018, the Bruce Museum will open A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions. This exhibition will trace the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest...

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT  06830
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-413-6735
Contact Name: Scott Smith
Website »

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The Evnin Rising Stars program is an incubator for leaders in classical music performance. Along with Pamela Frank, distinguished artist/mentors cellist Timothy Eddy and pianist...

Cost: $25, $40 Free tickets for students 18 and under!

Where:
Rosen House Music Room
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Rd
Katonah, NY  10536
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Sponsor: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Telephone: 914-232-1252
Website »

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Tickets are on sale now for The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation's presentation of Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, an interactive, hilarious comedy about a...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Rogers Park Middle School
21 Memorial Drive
Danbury`, CT  06810
View map »


Sponsor: Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation
Telephone: 203-501-7424
Contact Name: Wendy Ann Mitchell
Website »

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Looking for a new lampshade? Interested in a free office supplies? How about a Lego set? It's all here for the taking at Bedford 2020's Take It Or Leave It Shed! If the thought of more...

Cost: 0

Where:
Take it or Leave it Shed
Bedford Hills Train Station Parking Lot
Bedford Hills, NY
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Sponsor: Energize Bedford
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On August 18, 2018, the Bruce Museum will open A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions. This exhibition will trace the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest...

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, CT  06830
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-413-6735
Contact Name: Scott Smith
Website »

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